After being closed for a day and a half, the Paleolithic cave of Tito Bustillo It opened its doors to the public again at two in the afternoon on May 3, after the waters of the San Miguel River returned to its course and the cave guards-guides managed to carry out the proper cleaning tasks.
Alfonso Miralla explained that although the terrain was humid, the cave could be visited again, a message that after reaching the Archaeological Museum of Asturias and the Rock Art Center, it became effective.
The rising of the river, very similar to that of April 4, it reached more than two feet in height in some places, causing part of the electrical installation to be damaged. Despite being the third flood in 2013, neither the engravings nor the paintings have been damaged, maintaining, however, a humid environment and a temperature that favors conservation.
During the tourist season that lasts until October 20, it is expected that this will be the last flood, being able to make visits of Wednesday to Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although, remaining closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays in addition to July 31 and August 4, the latter due to the Piraguas Festival.
The local tourism sector will organize a Open Doors Day next Thursday, May 9, with the aim that businessmen learn about the services offered by the museum as well as the possible ways of collaboration. Participants will be divided into groups, each of which will be shown a tour of the center, educational workshops, Tito Bustillo's cave and Cuevona de Ardines.
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