The archaeological site of the cave of the seven altars is located in the locality of Villaseca, 100 meters far, upstream, of the bridge over the Duraton River. It keeps cave paintings and it was the sanctuary of a Visigoth hermitage. One of their hermits was San Frutos, the patron of the diocese, on whose tomb there was a Benedictine priory of which remains the church on the summit.

It is an open cavity in the rocky headlands cut by the Duraton River. Its remains are located in two different environments, one in the entrance hall in which a horseshoe arch was carved with similar shape to the three ones that define the inside environment of the cave itself. There are elements known as altars which are traditionally related to the cult in Visigoth times.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Archaeology site
Construction:
Cave painting, Hermitage
Predominant styles:
Hispanic-Visigoth
Historical Period:
Visigoth

Address

Villaseca (Sepúlveda). 40317 Segovia.

Telephone: 921 540 237 (O.T)

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Sepúlveda

Address:

Plaza del Trigo Nº6 (Centro de Interpretación de la Antigua Cárcel de Sepúlveda). Sepúlveda. 40300 Segovia.

Teléfono: 921 540 425

Email: turismo@sepulveda.es

Tourist Office Regional of Segovia

Address:

P/ Mayor, 10. Segovia. 40001 Segovia.

Telephone: 921 460 334

Fax: 921 460 330

Email: oficinadeturismodesegovia@jcyl.es

Opening hours

Remarks: You can not access these caves

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