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Cueva de El Pindal

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Travel to Enjoy wrote a review Mar 2017
New Delhi, India2,697 contributions1,578 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Caroline B wrote a review May 2016
Chichester, United Kingdom1,910 contributions154 helpful votes
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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!'
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Date of experience: April 2016
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dave s wrote a review Nov 2015
Bude, United Kingdom553 contributions216 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Brian K wrote a review Sep 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia50 contributions7 helpful votes
Need to make a reservation in advance, and is definitely worth visiting when in that part of Asturias.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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Iratxe B wrote a review Sep 2015
Bilbao, Spain12 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a group of 4 people, we called in advance and scheduled the visit, but the guide did not show up.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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