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An Ancient Landscape

The cave of Santimamiñe has been a point of reference in our area for most of the past century. For decades, successive generations of Biscayans have been able to explore its galleries and look at its rock paintings and carvings.

Now, after 90 years of visits, the cave, which is a real geological, artistic and archaeological treasure, needs a great deal of cleaning and conservation work. With a new presentation, partly physical and partly virtual, the public that will have the opportunity to get to know and enjoy the complex in a sustainable and responsible way.


Opening hours

Visiting hours:

From April 15 to October 14, Holy Thursday to Easter Monday: Monday to Sunday. 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:30, 16:30 17:30.

From October 15 to April 14: Tuesday to Sunday. 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 13:00.

Estimated duration of the visit: 1 hour a half.

Information reservations: An appointment is necessary for the visit.


From April 15 to October 14, Holy Thursday to Easter Monday: 10:00 to 19:00.

From October 15 to April 14: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Telephones: 94 465 16 57

Email: santimamine@bizkaia.eus


Barrio Basondo (Kortezubi)

How to get?

In Gernika-Lumo, we take the ring road, direction Lekeitio, along the BI 635 until the roundabout of Barrutia. We continue along BI 2238 after passing the Idokiliz neighborhood we take the turnoff to the right on BI 4244, until the end of the road, in the Lezika car park.



General:2 €

Discount:1 € Persons aged under 26, over 60 groups of more than 10 people.Please contact us for other cicumstances.

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