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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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A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

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30,000 years of human history

If you love history, art, paleontology, archeology, or just walking around caves, this is the place! At this point, very few caves are left that permit the public to walk through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love history, art, paleontology, archeology, or just walking around caves, this is the place! At this point, very few caves are left that permit the public to walk through and view ancient cave art. This is a cave that was probably continuously inhabited by humans as far back as 30,000 years ago and perhaps longer. You can view... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived 10am sharp in the pouring rain looking forward to getting out of it, sadly there were too few for a trip round so a 90 minute wait. 1130 and we were off, very Spanish man who issued ticket outside asked for tickets inside. Same man the gave one of the most interesting and informative guides I have enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Chris Y
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers said, it's many steep steps up to the entrance from the car park. When you get there be aware that you need to do a tour and there is a max of 25/tour. reasonably priced at 8 euros adult and 5 euros child (Oct 2015). You may find you have to wait for the tour (we had... More 

1 Thank DianeJSN
Casares, Spain
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing place! Felt very privileged to be given the opportunity to view these caves and the pre- historic paintings at close range. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. Not difficult to negotiate with reasonable agility and good shoes. Don't miss this if you are in the area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are excellent caves with cave paintings going back approximately 30000 years. You are guided by torchlight and the tour is interesting and informative. As mentioned elsewhere there is a sharp climb up 50+ steps to get to the ticket office, once inside the caves it is less strenuous with the odd slippery step to watch for. It is still... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing ancient paintings in their original location is not an experience that is easy to have these days. Most painted caves are off-limits to tourists with replicas available for viewing instead. Here, you see the smoke stains on the walls from campfires tens of thousands of years old, feel the coolness in the air, hear the bats chattering overhead, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this is an incredible experience, but it is one that you have to work for. There's a significant stairway/pathway to get from the parking area up to the entrance, and then all the walking and stairs of the cave itself. The cave stairs are treacherously slippery in places, the handrails a bit sparse, and uneven lighting provided only by... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This cave, one of the few with original wall paintings one can visit these days, is very interesting, but isn't easy to get around due to the state of the steps etc. So I would strongly advise anyone with mobility problems to think twice (our guide told us of several accidents in recent weeks leaving visitors requiring stitches or even... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We read about these caves and were looking forward to seeing them. You have to climb a path with about 100+ rock steps to get to the starting spot. We were told the tour would start at 4P. We arrived at 3.45. By 4.00 there were 10 people there. At 4.10 we asked when the tour would start. The surly... More 

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Richmond, B.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you're at all interested in either cave paintings or geology, this is the place for you! I know nothing about either, but the caves are so beautiful and mysterious that this visit was a highlight for me. Unfortunately accurate information about opening hours, etc, is a bit sparse, but this is what I observed: In late September the tours... More 

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