Cueva de Ambrosio

Cueva de Ambrosio
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The Cueva de Ambrosio Natural Monument is an archaeological site dating back to Middle Solutrean, which is declared of Cultural Interest. It is located in the north of the province of Almeria, on the border of the municipal districts of Vélez Blanco and María, in the Sierra de María-Los Vélez nature reserve.

It is made up of a group of cavities created on the limestone by the natural action of water, forming a shelter that is 38 m wide, 18 m high and 17 m deep. It opens over a shelf of 100 metres which stands on the banks of the Moral stream. It was used as a shelter by the old inhabitants of this region and some of them stored Mediterranean Levantine Art paintings, manifestations of rock art declared as World Heritage making this one of the most important sites of the Palaeolithic era in Andalusia.

The painting considered to be the most spectacular is undoubtedly of a horse in red ochre that can be distinguished perfectly over the rest of the drawing.

Nature Areas
Natural Landmark
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Services and infrastructure

  • Tourist Office

Target audiences

Friends, For families, Lgbti, Seniors, Couples, I travel alone, young people


Nature, Culture

Environmental units

Arid Andalusian Southeast

Statement date

13 / 03 / 2010

Area (m2)


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