We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: 34 952167343
Website
Description:

A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

Book In Advance
More Info
$110*
and up
White Villages: Guided Day Trip from Seville

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 353 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Better than Stonehenge

We arrived at 5:30pm in time for the last tour of the day at 6pm. The guide spoke good clear English ,made sure that the lamps were shared out for every couple of visitors and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andrew W
,
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 205: English reviews
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 5:30pm in time for the last tour of the day at 6pm. The guide spoke good clear English ,made sure that the lamps were shared out for every couple of visitors and the safety rules were issued. The tour lasted about 1 hour and cost us €8 each adult which I think is amazing value for an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tours go every hour and you may have to wait for a slot but it's worth it. Get there early in the day and take drinks and snacks so you can enjoy the view if you have to wait. There's nothing like this back in the UK. As others have said the steps can be slippery, however the lack of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Whats F
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These caves were amazing, such an interesting experience, would definitely recommend. The guide was really knowledgeable and gave some really interesting information.

Helpful?
Thank ahje3
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All 8 of us enjoyed visiting these caves. Aside from the welcome relief from 36° heat, the guide was extremely informative and the cave itself impressive. I was amazed by how enormous the different sections of the cave were and enjoyed all the different cave paintings. So refreshing to see a cave entirely kept in its natural state. Warning: despite... More 

Helpful?
Thank estokoe14
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a stunning valley, even the drive is fun! The cave not only inspires awe through its formations, colours and size but the cave paintings and traces of ancient fires truly transport you back to the roots of human civilization. Uniquely close access unlike you'd get anywhere else, no artificial lights or piped music. Just an interesting, bilingual, passionate... More 

Helpful?
Thank Craig C
Porto, Portugal
Level Contributor
65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave itself would be enough to award your visit. The natural construction is dramatic: the sudden temperature drop (from the scorching 40oC outside to 15oC in the cave), the natural rock formations that took impossibly long years to form. But then there's the paintings. Enigmatic, spiritual, beautiful, vivid, alive... Thank you also to our wonderful guide and his well... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hugo F
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't take photos inside, so it's hard to describe this cave exactly. It is a large and beautiful place with amazing artifacts worth taking the time to see! It is also nice and cool inside, which is very helpful during the summer. Our tour guide spoke just enough English to entertain us all and was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable... More 

Helpful?
Thank KasiaLindhorst
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The caves are located above Montejaque village in limestone cliffs. It's amazing to think that the valley below has been inhabited for over 50,000 years. The caves themselves have been run by the same family for 3 generations and the guide we had was informative and fortunately had pretty good English! The caves are interesting in their own right but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike R
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is well worth the time and effort to see this cave with Paleolithic drawings on its walls. The tour takes an hour or more because there is much to see in the cave. The inside of this huge cave is like art as well--different colored minerals make it beautiful and water has carved and shaped it in amazing ways.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jon-N-Lily
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These caves are really fantastic in terms of their size, the various formations inside, (stalagmites and stalactites of all shapes and sizes) and the added bonus of cave paintings dating back 32,000 years - cave men used to live in these caves. The guide takes a group every hour until 1pm when there is a break until 4pm-6pm. The tour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lidia M

Travelers who viewed Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta) also viewed

Ronda, Costa del Sol
 
Ronda, Costa del Sol
 

Been to Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta) and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?