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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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Extremely interesting visit

We had a tour of the caves whilst staying nearby in holiday. What a fascinating tour with a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend a visit- wear sturdy footwear as slippery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a tour of the caves whilst staying nearby in holiday. What a fascinating tour with a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend a visit- wear sturdy footwear as slippery underfoot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A fantastic afternoon. We arrived about 4pm on Sunday but unfortunately just missed that tour so waited for the 5pm tour. It was well worth the wait. The tour guide gave us lanterns and carefully led us deep into the caves. Everyone spoke Spanish except for us but he kindly repeated everything in English for our benefit. We travelled into... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Without planning to visit the Pileta Caves, I decided to make a pit-stop when I saw the sign on road. It seemed a bit 'in the middle of nowhere' but the tour seemed to be a popular one, with bilingual explanations (English and Spanish) of the cave's features and prehistoric drawings. At first the ticket cost surprised me (8 euros),... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The caves are brilliant. Very unspoilt - not a tourist hotspot (we were there in August and there were only a few people visiting at the same time). Admitedly this does mean there has been relatively low investment in the place, so expect the caves to be dark (there are no internal lights, just the lantern you are given, though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really interesting caves - friendly guide who spoke English ok. The caves might benefit from some slightly better lighting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Its not often that there is the opportunity to view cave paintings dating back some 30,000 years. We got there at 10.00am and had to wait for an hour for enough people to arrive to constitute a decent size tour group. There is good shade and seats up at the ticket office near the cave entrance. Everyone gets an LED... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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