30 Beautiful But Forbidden Places On Earth

Cave of Altamira, Spain

#19 Cave of Altamira, Spain

The history of mankind is incredibly important to our identity. Sites like the Cave of Altamira in Spain are important historical landmarks that show us life back in the olden days.

The Cave of Altamira isn’t the only famous landmark in the area. You’ll find the famous town, Santillana del Mar.

However, entering the cave has now been expressly restricted. The Government prioritized the preservation of the cave paintings over tourism.

With the rise in popularity of the cave, the number of visitors also steadily increased.

The carbon dioxide emissions, along with the heat and moisture tourists brought in, led to the degradation of the paintings. Now, there are only pictures you can look at.

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