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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

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Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 16 73 43
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A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

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Worth the detour!

The Pileta cave is a little bit out of the way but worthy of a visit. Both for the paintings / drawings and the marvelous geological concretions. The guided tour is very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Pileta cave is a little bit out of the way but worthy of a visit. Both for the paintings / drawings and the marvelous geological concretions. The guided tour is very instructive (and occasionally humorous! ) and is offered in Spanish and in English. Note that tickets cannot be reserved over the phone and that, once on site, they... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the opportunity to see these fascinating original cave paintings. The tours are led by excellent and informative guides in multiple languages. Groups are small and lighting is by hand lanterns. There are some slippery locations and good footwear is a must. Accessing this site isn't easy without a car. I travelled by taxi from Ronda, arriving at 9:30... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed tour...carbon dating...stalagmites...art work..dark slippy in places..18,000 bat colony..guide well informed looked after group and answered all questions asked..

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves are a fascinating insight into a past time. Waiting for the guide to arrive was a bit of a trial as ours was the first tour of the day and it was already hot when he arrived later than expected, The great thing about these caves though is that they have not been commercialised and so retain their... More 

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this place (Ok I'm a caver of 40 years experience) but the show cave tour is unique in my experience as the cave is not lit and lighting is by hand held lamps. Technically very interesting Palaeolithic/Neolithic paintings not all of which are on the current tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews are accurate. We arrived in a rain storm and had to wait for about an hour for more people to arrange and for another group to leave the cave. Listen to the advice: it is very slippery. While much if the cave has a cable to hold on to, other parts do not and you need to wear... More 

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Lamontelarie, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the tour of this cave. Be sure to call first to check times because you can't just enter this cave at any time, they only do so many tours a day to protect the cave from deterioring. The tour is led by a guide along what seems like the original path through the section of the cave you... More 

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Winkleigh, Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I knew about these caves from my education, but to actually see them was unreal. Small groups and a friendly guide, the informality is something to treasure. This is world famous prehistoric cave art, shown with a torch and without a sprawling mass of humanity everywhere. How these caves haven't been gobbled up into the realms of the mass market... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

20 minutes from Ronda. You have to climb a couple of hundred steps to the entrance (you can rest along the way) but after that it is relatively easy inside the cave. Claustrophobics don't need to worry - the ceiling soars overhead. In a 1km cave walk there is a narrow passage for 10m (still with the high ceiling) and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The multilingual guide explained things simply and was easy to hear. The path underfoot was quite slippery in places. One had to be careful. However the visit was well worth while.

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