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El Soplao

Spain
+34 902 82 02 82
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Ranked #9 of 151 attractions in Cantabria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

when we visited in 2010 we took the opportunity of not taking the train into the cavern, but descending on foot to visit parts of the cavern the main tour can't get to. You had to be reasonably physically fit, willing to do a bit of clambering/climbing, able to speak/understand Spanish so the guides could keep you safe and you... More

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Madrid, Spain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beauty mining Lost in the midst of the green Cantabria mountains, not far from the sea, you will find beautiful El Soplao Cave . The visit to the cave starts with a short but atmospheric ride in a miner ´s train, witness to the mining activity that took place at the cave since its discovery early 1900 If you like... More

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Mafra, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the entrance of the cave using the ancient trains that transported minerals is rather rudimental, but going down you will see wonderful exemples of tiny exentric estagmatites and estalactites, i suppose they are the unique examples in the world, they are formed in so tiny way that they are really excentric as they cal them. Worth the visit. They say... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to the Cavern of El Soplao in October 2013 with two elderly family members and was a great surprise , the little old miners train trundles into the old mine and you find yourself deep into the caverns , it is very well organised , safe and interesting . A guide shows you around and explains the unique... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Scenery from out of this world. All you have read or seing is thruth, the views from the top are amazing totally a MUST SEE in Cantabria, SPAIN and BTW.. holds the WOLRD largest concentration of Excentricas (formation growing peaks in all directions) as well as plenty of stalactites and stalagmites. One of the most amazings natural sceneries I have... More

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Kazan, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It's an amazing place not only for visiting with kids.It's marvellous! I think there are no many places in the world you can see so many stalactites and stalagmites the same forms. Stuff is very friendly. There are beautiful views around El Soplao. Have a good trip!

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Hampshire UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great caves, had to wait about an hour so ate in self-service restaurant. Not much English spoken so meal was interesting but tasty. Best to wear an extra top as caves are quite cool, guided visit lasts about an hour but you can book an adventure tour involving climbing etc which looked great but not for us this time!

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Annemasse, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

So you are not visiting a mine. Neither a cave. You'll be visiting both! It is so impressive: first of all, the entrance is done inside a small mine train. Then, the visit starts in a huge cave with several geological beautiful formations in white and gray! Crystals growing in every sense! It takes only 45 minutes but we had... More

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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The cave is very hard to find, even with GPS we were lost and always looking for signs! If you need directions, send me a message. The scenic drive and nature surrounding the caves is an experience in itself. The cave tour is around 1 hour and you cannot take photos. If you have an extra day in Northern Spain,... More

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Creon-d'Armagnac, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is so worth the trip! It is hard to find, and the little train is broken (only to go about 50 meters) but once you are inside the caves...its incredible! The guides are great, and really into what they do, answer all questions, are responsive with the group...btw-our tour was in spanish, but very clearly spoken, easy to understand.... More

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