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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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We tried to find the caves on the way to Ronda but wouldn't locate it. After getting a better map and directions from the hotel we set off the next day for the first tour. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We tried to find the caves on the way to Ronda but wouldn't locate it. After getting a better map and directions from the hotel we set off the next day for the first tour. They were suppose to have a tour at 10 am but they didn't have enough people (have to have 10) so we had to wait... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We hiked from our hotel, Molino Cuatro Paradas, and had to wait an hour for the tour - but it was well worth it! Loved, loved, loved the cave! A must do. There are only limited tours (2 per day?) and limit of 25-people, so you have to get there early to get a spot - bring a picnic lunch... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very interesting guided tour. Bit of a hike up to the cave and uneven steps within the cave, so only for the sure footed. Greatly varied styles of art across time as this cave was used over 30,000 years as a religious/cultural focus. The cave contains over 3,000 drawings (the largest collection in one place in Europe), of which the... More 

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New York City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've never visited a cave before but it was praised in our Rough Guide and close to Ronda so we drove there one morning. The tours are supposed to leave on the half hour but basically they leave when enough people show up. Once there were about 15 people, the guide took us in. I was a bit nervous but... More 

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Townsville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We just rocked up and were lucky enough that a tour started 5 minutes later. The caves are very open and airy with cathedral like high ceilings. No fixed lighting as mentioned, just hand held led lamps. The flooring can be very slippery so wear good shoes and take care. Cave structures are beautiful and the art facinating. Paintings from... More 

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Olvera, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This cave is by appointment only, there are guides, who are very knowledgeable. The pictures are wonderful, to think your viewing something made in the 8th century BC. You have to climb down and up ladders, and it takes over an hr. The drive to the cave is also wonderful, and stunning.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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