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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: 34 952167343
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

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West Bloomfield, MI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Words rarely fail me, but this is one such occasion. The magnificence of the caves, and the mere thought that when people lived here, mammoths still roamed the earth, is hard to describe. You feel tiny, insignificant, a speck on the flow of time. Some useful points: don't be the eager beaver like me and turn up for 1000, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

if you are like me and get that creepy and a bit nauseous feeling just getting in a small elevator, the mere thought of entering a cave can be a daunting experience. ok i admit i didn't sleep well the night before. I heard the caves were incredible and you could stand up most of the time but also heard... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On the basis of other reviews, we approached our cave visit with caution and lowered expectations. We arrived at 10.40am and warmed up with the steep stairs leading up to the entry of the caves. We were able to get tickets for the next tour which we were told was to leave at 11.15am. The tour had 22 people. Our... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is extraordinary. A site of huge significance - more so than many world heritage sites - run commercially in fairly haphazard fashion by the family descendants of the bloke who found it. Early man was there, hiding or sheltering - that I accept, but are the paintings for real? I've been to many 'prehistoric' caves in France and this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We drove out of Ronda and made a stop off at the cave prior to carrying on to Seville. It's quite hard to plan your time effectively though as you don't know whether you'll make the next tour or not until you get there. We got there at 11.45am and were told that the next tour available was 1pm even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

As more and more caves are shut to the public and, for reasons as preservation, only replica caves are shown, La Pileta is the real thing. You can view about four art galleries and some more incidental drawings. Without a car, they are not easy to get to. From Ronda the taxi firm has a €65 weekday and €78 weekend... More 

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Esher, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A 20 minute drive from our B&B (La Perla Blanca ... amazing place) takes you through little villages and up into the mountains to Cueva de la Pileta, caves which were discovered in 1905 by a farmer looking for bat guano to fertilize his crops! Now open to public and for €8 you get an hour's tour back in time... More 

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Hawaii
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had read about this cave system and really wanted to visit. I was not disappointed. The caves were discovered by the family who owns the land and they are the ones who do the tours. Altho there is some schedule for tours, it can be flexible depending on the number of people showing up. So be flexible and work... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and visited the caves whilst on a trip to Rhonda they are not the easiest to find but are well worth the trip. A fairly steep track takes you up to the entrance be sure to check the times of the tour or you may well be disappointed.After a brief safety check its off you go be warned... More 

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