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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

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Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: 34 952167343
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

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I had never heard of this cave, yet I rank it with the best in Europe: stalactites, stalagmites, prehistoric drawings. The great grandchildren of the discoverer, are the guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had never heard of this cave, yet I rank it with the best in Europe: stalactites, stalagmites, prehistoric drawings. The great grandchildren of the discoverer, are the guides. They use only hand held lamps and torches to protect their heritage. The guided tour takes 50 minutes and costs 8 Euros. There is a climb up steps to reach the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I was really surprised with this attraction , not touristy at all. The caves are amazing extremely well preserved and there were plenty examples of cave painting ranging from 40000 years old to 10000 years old. There are no coloured lights or music which is often the case in more famous caves . These almost feel like you are some... More 

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UAE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We've just moved to Andalucia and this was on my exploring 'to-do' as a curiosity more than anything else, having seen many caves, stalagmites, stalactites, etc over the years. The context is a cave system, discovered in the 1920's, full of the usual limestone features, but in addition containing 'pre-historic' wall paintings. The set-up is delightfully low-key commercially. A small... More 

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West Bloomfield, MI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can go on a tour with the grand-daughter of the man who discovered these drawings from 18000 BC. It is amazing and a beautiful place near Rhonda.Stunning. So many of these caves are no longer open.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Words rarely fail me, but this is one such occasion. The magnificence of the caves, and the mere thought that when people lived here, mammoths still roamed the earth, is hard to describe. You feel tiny, insignificant, a speck on the flow of time. Some useful points: don't be the eager beaver like me and turn up for 1000, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

if you are like me and get that creepy and a bit nauseous feeling just getting in a small elevator, the mere thought of entering a cave can be a daunting experience. ok i admit i didn't sleep well the night before. I heard the caves were incredible and you could stand up most of the time but also heard... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On the basis of other reviews, we approached our cave visit with caution and lowered expectations. We arrived at 10.40am and warmed up with the steep stairs leading up to the entry of the caves. We were able to get tickets for the next tour which we were told was to leave at 11.15am. The tour had 22 people. Our... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is extraordinary. A site of huge significance - more so than many world heritage sites - run commercially in fairly haphazard fashion by the family descendants of the bloke who found it. Early man was there, hiding or sheltering - that I accept, but are the paintings for real? I've been to many 'prehistoric' caves in France and this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We drove out of Ronda and made a stop off at the cave prior to carrying on to Seville. It's quite hard to plan your time effectively though as you don't know whether you'll make the next tour or not until you get there. We got there at 11.45am and were told that the next tour available was 1pm even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

As more and more caves are shut to the public and, for reasons as preservation, only replica caves are shown, La Pileta is the real thing. You can view about four art galleries and some more incidental drawings. Without a car, they are not easy to get to. From Ronda the taxi firm has a €65 weekday and €78 weekend... More 

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