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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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This was one of our favorite places in our 10 day tour of Southern Spain. We visited by car from Ronda and bought the last 6 tickets at the cave enterance. I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Hilary L
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Auringen
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Auringen
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of our favorite places in our 10 day tour of Southern Spain. We visited by car from Ronda and bought the last 6 tickets at the cave enterance. I would recommend buying tickets ahead of time. The tour was on uneven ground with only a lantern to light the way, but it allowed for an unspoiled, uncommercial... More 

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Hartford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the walk up to the cave is not for the weak at heart. Lots of stairs all pretty steep and not very level. Hard on the knees but oh my was it worth the hike up. ? The tour started off with everyone getting a lantern as their are no lights in the cave. We had a... More 

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2 Thank Melissa T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Un unspoiled cave, just darkness inside with beautiful stalagmites and stalagtites and some very old rock paintings. In low season you can not book ahead, just go and wait till the group is big enough to start a visit. The guide books said a minimum of 15 persons bu we were only 11 and had to wait 45 minutes.

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sheffield
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pileta caves are one of the highlights of our trip around Andalusia. we visited by hire car on our way to Ronda and managed to get in to the last tour of the day on New years Day. The tour was all in Spanish but the guide caught on to the fact that we were English part way through... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is the real thing...carefully controlled access, and limited groups with a guide. A bit hard to get to. (Negotiate a fixed rate with a taxi from Ronda, including wait time.) The cave starts high up on the side of the mountain. An hour of stalactites, stalagmites, 'waterfalls' of solid stone, the cave is gorgeous just as a cave, but... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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1 Thank JerryGowandering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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 

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Casares, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

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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