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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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Our last visit to the Pileta Caves was several years ago. Then, although the visit was fascinating, the guide spoke little English and everyone was issued with oil lamps to show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our last visit to the Pileta Caves was several years ago. Then, although the visit was fascinating, the guide spoke little English and everyone was issued with oil lamps to show the way! On our visit in July this year the lamps had been upgraded to battery power and the guide spoke excellent English. A must-see attraction if you visit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is the first place I saw ancient cave paintings, which was a very cool experience. The tour is fairly short, but it's fun to wander around the cave with lanterns, seeing the paintings and the geological structures. Definitely worth the small fee! There are quite a few hand railings, but it can be quite slippery and dark. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Amazing cave paintings some dating back 30,000years. Surprisingly little advertised. There are steps to climb from the car park and 500 inside the caves. Access is carefully controlled to preserve the atmosphere and you may have to wait for a sufficiently large group.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We walked/climbed to these caves from our Hotel, the Molino del Santo at Benajoan. A pleasant trip beneath trees for part of the way and with wonderful views as you climb higher, but done on a very hot afternoon. Once you arrive at the car park there are a lot of steps rising fairly steeply to the cave entrance, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Interesting and relaxing tour in Spanish and English. Definitely worth a visit (and the wait until there is a large enough party). In particular the caves are notable for the wall drawings, of animals and fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This cave is well worth the drive and hike up the hill!! The caves have very old cave painting (estimated up to 40,000 years old for the oldest and approx 4,000 years for the most recent). The guided tours are limited to 25 persons at one time. The guide spoke decent English and the explanations are are quite interesting to... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

fascinating and knowlegeable guided tour (in english). difficult climb to get there and 500 steps each way once inside; not for those with mobility issues! tours can be delayed until enough people turn up.

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Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife went on her own and was fascinated by it. She went well prepared, taking a head torch and warm clothes. She came back and gave me a detailed account of her visit. This boiled down to the fact that she loved it but I would have hated it as even the access was somewhat vertiginous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We hired a car from Ronda Car hire and drove here it was only 25 minute drive and then a short walk to the cave entrance. You have to wait until enough people for a tour arrive and then you can enter the cave with a tour guide 7euros I think...not expensive...you are equipped with a lantern and escorted on... More 

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Llanbedrog, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good example of limestone caves, with 30.000 years old crude paintings. Quite strenuous, with lots of steps up and down. More handrails would be welcome, and better lighting. Well worth the effort.

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Additional Information about Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: 34 952167343
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Benaojan

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