Cueva de El Pindal

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Caroline B
Chichester, UK1,988 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Touring near the border of Cantabria, N. Spain, we came across a sign highlighting some caves and decided to explore.

The El Pindal Cave is located at the mouth of the River Cares-Deva, which is the eastern end of Asturias where the coastal strip is known as Cape San Emeterio.

We parked at the top of a hill in an off road car parking area, although later discovered, we could have driven closer to where there was is information centre.

We walked through the forest with its outcrops of limestone until we reached a spiral staircase going down to a flat area in front of the cave. Safety railings are in place and there isn't a lot of room as you descend.

To our dismay, it was closed - a locked grill railing covers the entrance.
We were able to get a bit of a glimpse inside the 300 metre cave and take a couple of photos but a shame we couldn't get in to see the beautiful examples of Palaeolithic art, including horse and bison and images of a fish and a mammoth. The estimated age is between 13,000 and 18,000 years.
The paintings were discovered in 1908 and are located on the right walls of the cave as you enter.

We discovered that the cave is open to the public throughout the year, closed Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday visits are free. It just happened to be one of their closed days we visited!

Opposite the cave's entrance you can get a great view of the sea, rushing in at tremendous speed with waves crashing on the rocks.

Do visit if you are in the area, just make sure it is an 'open day!'
Written May 22, 2016
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dave s
Bude, UK674 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
From the car park it is a short pleasant walk through the woods to the cave. The interpretation centre in the car park was closed when we went. It is essential to make a reservation to visit the cave. The location by the cliffs is superb and the cave, although rather small, is fascinating. The guide was friendly and helpful, and tried her best to help us understand with her limited English.
Written November 3, 2015
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Dr P K Mehrotra
New Delhi, India2,799 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Right at the coast this cave is little walk from the Parking. Advance reservation is required. The Guide takes a group of about 20 at a time for tour. For us English guide was not available. Discovered about a 100 years ago the caves have paintings which are 15 to 20 thousand years old.
The caves are maintained and the lighting arrangements made. Photography inside is not permitted.
Written March 14, 2017
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Wags63
Epsom, UK451 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Following our lonely planet guide, we arrived at opening time at the caves - no indication for this one that a reservation was necessary. 2 very officious women told us laughingly that it was fully booked for days. We were obviously disappointed, but the spot itself was pretty so we wandered over to look at the ruined monastery. they followed us from their booth and looked at us as if we were going to break into the caves without a ticket - as we were a family of 2 adults (in our late 40s) and 3 young teenagers, we hardly looked the type- they then proceeded to "see us off" with sneers. So the caves may be fantastic, but the staff leave something to be desired - and book in advance!
Written August 10, 2014
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Iratxe B
Bilbao, Spain12 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
We were a group of 4 people, we called in advance and scheduled the visit, but the guide did not show up.
Written September 1, 2015
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Brian K
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Need to make a reservation in advance, and is definitely worth visiting when in that part of Asturias.
Written September 1, 2015
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222mia
Sweden4 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
A rather small exibition at the entrancebuilding, but a really nice cave with caveart! The view at the site is enough to visit it, but do visit the cave too.
Written August 1, 2014
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