Summary of “The Splendid Cave at Altamira Suffers From Its Popularity” by John Darnton
It is situated 19 miles (30 km) west of the port city of Santander, in Cantabria provincia. Altamira was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.
But Spaniards find it difficult to work up enthusiasm for a similar project here. ''This cave belongs to humanity, to all of us,'' said one member of the investigating team. ''We can't close it down. What good is it if it remains there and we can't see the real thing?''