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El Soplao

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Address: Spain
Phone Number: +34 902 82 02 82
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Generally this was a magical experience. A small downside was the quality of the commentary and the way we were rushed round in places. The stalagmites and stalagtites were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Generally this was a magical experience. A small downside was the quality of the commentary and the way we were rushed round in places. The stalagmites and stalagtites were phenomenal. Unfortunately there is no photography (understandable) but the quality of the postcards is dire. Such a shame, if I went again I would be SO tempted to take some pictures.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

As a geologist my brother has visited caves all over the world - he says this is the best he's ever seen. It was so spectacular that I soon forgot my claustrophobia! Full marks to the zinc and lead miners who recognised the value of their discovery and left in intact.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the geological wonders of the world. It is about 20 km long but regular tourist can access just 1 km but that is enough. One of the wonders is the stalagmite small tiny branches that grow against the low of gravity. It is stunning! The tour is well organized but photos in the cave are not... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

My husband and I came here on a suggestion from my uncle, who lives in the Basque Country. This is truly an amazing experience, and never once did I feel claustrophobic in any way. I don't speak Spanish, so the tour was a little lost on me, but I got the general gist of it, and it was still worth... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I serendipitously encountered this cave after taking a wrong turn then following signs to it since I had some time to kill. What I discovered far surpassed my expectations. This is a formally run cave attraction where you go in a funicular down to an old mine, and there are given a high production-value tour of a wonderful and unique... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

a magnificant cave with unique stalagmites and stalactite formations. a short easy walk round the cave - there is a guide who explains the geological formations - but you do a need very good understanding of spanish

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you are anywhere near these caves, and I mean within a few hundred miles ..you would be bonkers to miss this world class attraction, I have never seen stalagmites or stalactites for that matter before but wow what a display, I expected a large cave from a photograph I'd seen but never anything of the size that it turned... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating for anyone with even a passing interest in geology. Small old miners train takes you into the caves. They are full of stalactites and stalagmites, which are wonderful to see though many of them seem to have been damaged. Inevitable I suspect. Even the guide is only conducted in Spanish the guide very helpfully chatted to us in English... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

when we visited in 2010 we took the opportunity of not taking the train into the cavern, but descending on foot to visit parts of the cavern the main tour can't get to. You had to be reasonably physically fit, willing to do a bit of clambering/climbing, able to speak/understand Spanish so the guides could keep you safe and you... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beauty mining Lost in the midst of the green Cantabria mountains, not far from the sea, you will find beautiful El Soplao Cave . The visit to the cave starts with a short but atmospheric ride in a miner ´s train, witness to the mining activity that took place at the cave since its discovery early 1900 If you like... More 

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