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“Fascinating and worth the effort”
Review of Cueva Las Monedas

Cueva Las Monedas
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 4, 2018

There are a number of caves in the area and to avoid disappointment book in advance. This is easily done on line. There are two caves on this mountain and it's worth visiting both. This cave name literally translates to cave if the money. This us because if the small horde if coins found.

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Found the site based on restaurant rec, worth the drive. Air did get cooler as we descended, our clue was when tour guide put on parka mid-July. Wonderful explanations, insight and time permitted to explore. There is nothing to compare to-the up close and personal vs. the replica or inaccessible caves of other sites. Please visit and support this national treasure.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Sister cave to El Castillo. Las Monedas is also open for a 45 minutes guided tour, which is in Spanish. The cave offer spectacular ancient cave art. Las Monedas has more stalactites and stalagmites than El Castillo, and very fine small size cave art. You will explore about 500 m into the cave, and the cave art is breathtaking. Unlike in Altamira you see the genuine art rather than a replica. Highly recommended to book in advance since the visitor number is restricted on the tours.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

A must must must do... we went online planning to go to the Castillo caves and there were no slots available... looked at another few caves and the same and then found slots here. So glad we did what you'd think is second best. It's incredible... loved the labyrinth of walkways we were led down, the formations and the 6 paintings we saw. There are 32 in total and a whole lot more cave but you are only given a taster. No pictures allowed.... the guide was wonderful. A note, you have to be there 30 minutes before your slot for a few reasons; car parking could be tricky... we were in the second slot of the day and it was getting that way... another is there is a walk up to the ticket desk where the Castillo cave is, then a ten minute walk to the Las Monedas to meet the guide. We were a 5 minutes llate due to our little one having an accident on route, but they waited for us thankfully. Didn't need sweater after running most of the route with my little one in my arms... oh, and the price is incredible too at 3 euros an adult!

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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Smaller cave than El Castillo with less cave art, but really amazing and worth seeing. Guide was very helpful and gave some information in English.

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