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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
+34 687 13 33 38
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A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cave entrance” (20 reviews)
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Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
+34 687 13 33 38
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The highlight of my trip to Andalusia's "white villages" was visiting Cueva de la Pileta, a few miles outside Ronda in southern Spain. With an intrepid (and articulate) English-speaking guide, I carried a lantern into a series of caves under the Andalusian mountains, and (with...More

2  Thank njronneberg
Reviewed 4 April 2016

1 hour tour of the caves that are well worth seeing for the natural creations but also the cave painting/writing. Also, if it's a hot day it's a lovely escape from the midday sun!

Thank WRC73
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The caves are both amazing for their ancient rock art and the caves themselves. The family running the place could probably make more money and organise the approach and time table better, but hey, it's worth it.

1  Thank ParkPeople
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Sunday morning around 11 and we're fortunate to catch a tour group just entering the cave. We were given our lanterns and the tour began. The guide spoke both English and Spanish. While some things may have been lost in translation...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 31 March 2016

You have ot make sure oyu book at busy timnes as visitor numbers are limited ot protect the environment of the caves and to minimise damage to the cave paintings amongst the oldest in Europe. The guide's talk was in English as well as Spanish...More

Thank btbLondon
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

You need to be lucky with your timing here and fortunately, we were. We arrived 20 minutes before a tour was starting and on which there was space for us. The geological formations in the caves are fascinating as are the variety of cave paintings...More

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Seen one cave - you've seen them all. Except these are special: the cave paintings and the history surrounding them are mind-blowing. The guided tour is a revelation.

1  Thank Keith A
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Remarkable cave experience, which not only retains paintings around 32,000 years old but the approach from a car parking area up quite steep steps (frail folk beware!) keeps the atmosphere of what it must have been like when discovered. The steps both inside & out...More

Thank vistareel
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

If you are expecting a "Disney" style attraction then don't bother. If you want to walk through some amazing caves see picture drawn 30,000 years ago then go. Nice spoken tour in Spanish and English. We had the added bonus of seeing an eagle soaring...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Awe. Wonder. About 30,000 years ago, humans began to leave beautifully drawn outlines of horses, bulls, and a large fish on the walls of a cave burrowing deep into the limestone mountains near Benaojan, Spain. People continued to do so for thousands of years thereafter....More

1  Thank deburkins
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3 October 2017|
Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
If you type in Pileta cave tours on Google you will find the Pileta cave site heading the page and this gives opening times (open all year round and weekends) and advice on how to get there (by train then walk)
3 October 2017|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to book and arrive early. This is a family business and numbers are restric5ed hence the booking. Remote are so you need a car, or taxi. We hired a car for two weeks, flight into Malaga to travel...Ronda... More
14 April 2017|
Response from Livelifemas | Reviewed this property |
You are probably calling out of their operating hours. On their website it says 10:00-12:30 and 16:00-17:00. Good luck!