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El Soplao

+34 902 82 02 82
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Ranked #9 of 140 attractions in Cantabria
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Belfast, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
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
2 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
11 reviews 11 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We visited the caves on September 4th with Spanish friends of ours who planned a 6 day visit of the Basque Country. We took the last tour out that day at 6:00 in the evening. To get to the caves, you drive on these lovely winding mountain roads that take you through some charming villages. The turn off for the... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable experience for me (fluent in Spanish) but not very informative for my partner (non spanish speaker). The caves are at the top of a little mountain road with excellent views. Worth driving up just for them! You enter the cave in a little train which definitely adds to the experience as this was also a mine! The... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Beautiful cave that you can visit without helm, harness etcetera. First part of the trip is done by a train (out of order during our visit) I agree with other reviewers that an English audioguide should be provided. Although our guide explained some aspects in English you miss a lot when you don't understand Spanish.

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