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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.
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USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I agree with previous reviewers that this under-the-radar site is VERY special. The 32,000-42,000 year old drawings bring new meaning to the word "old." Wow. Wear good shoes, bring a sweater and prepare to be awestruck. Follow the instructions others have written for access and tours.

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NYC, NY
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a once in a lifetime experience!!! In our previous trips (to France) it has been nearly impossible to see ACTUAL cave drawings in most caves - we have been seen replicas - this is a REAL cave - and REAL paintings from prehistoric and paleolithic times. Also - the drive there is spectacular through beautiful mountains. The tour... More

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New Gloucester, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Forty five years ago my husband visited the Pileta Caves He was so impressed as a young man that we have been looking forward to visiting for years. We were not disappointed! The unspoiled, pre-historic nature of the caves are beyond description. Few people in the world have the opportunity to see such a sight. All previous reviewers are correct... More

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England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visited from Ronda, approx 20 K by car. Pre booking not possible, unless a group of 15+. We arrived for the 16.00 tour and were successful. We were told by Tourist Office in Ronda that if 6 turn up the tour takes place and maximum numbers are 25 a tour. Tour lasts 'about 1 hour', ours was 1&1/4 hours. Good... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great tour guide, reasonably priced, very memorable experience! I was able to walk there from where I was staying in a village nearby (Casitas de la Sierra in Montejaque) which made it even better. It was a lovely hike and made it a whole afternoon experience for us. There are limited tour times though so make sure you check out... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

blessed are the people that respect their present, future and past. The Bullon family ids blessed (by the way, their origing lies in the south of Belgium, Bouillon). We shouldn't recommend this, since this is a case of real effort to conserve what will get lost if hordes of tourists, with flashing cameras will invade the cueva de la pileta.... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wear warm jacket and good shoes. It can be slippery. Not suitable for anyone with agility problems. Appros 100 steps to entrance kiosk. Approx 500 steps inside caves.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We drove up from Gaucin and found the roads well sign posted. The cave itself is truly remarkable and not to be missed. A very steep path leads up to the cave from the car park. It is worth reading the explanatory board there before going up to the cave. Be sure to wear boots or shoes which will be... More

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Lake Oswego
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the Pileta Caves near Ronda, Spain in April, 2014. It is a bit out of the way from Ronda (between Ronda and Grazalema) but worth seeing the stalactites, stalagmites and especially the prehistoric pictographs. The tour schedules are not set in stone. Mostly you'll wait awhile until enough people show up to make it worthwhile for the guide.... More

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huntington, ny
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was fabulous! It was one of only two events that got a 10/10 from my ten year old son (the other was the Segway tour in Madrid). This so completely not touristy. We hired a private driver from Ronda and showed up at 10am for the first tour. We were the only people so had to wait until 11:30.... More

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