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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

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A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.
Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
+34 687 13 33 38
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All reviewsan hourcave entrancecar parkbe awarestalactites and stalagmitessteep climbguided tourcave arthand railsno photos allowedhighlight of our tripwell worth the visitbats flyingthousand yearsfantastic experienceyoung childrenopen to the public
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a very small operation. When we went one woman opened the ticket booth, sold refreshments, conducted the tour and sold post cards etc. afterwards. This is why booking by phone is important because a lot of the time there is no one there....More

2  Thank Alan P
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Nice cave, beautiful drawings, can be a bit slippery. 2 tours in the morning, 10.00 am and 11.30 am.

1  Thank Stemvork
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Unless you are claustrophobic, have difficulty in walking (especially up steep slopes/flights of stairs), scared of the dark or frightened of bats getting caught in your hair then La Cueva de la Pileta is not something to be missed if you are in the vicinity....More

1  Thank Guernsey_Tom
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. Have been to other caves but this had the best paintings by far. Tours kept small (we had only 8 in our group), and the guide was able to inform in both Spanish and English. Very slick rock surfaces inside so be careful....More

Thank Stacy L
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I reserved for the last tour on the day that I went, and it turned out I was the only one reserved for that tour. The tour guide nonetheless was fantastic - she was very knowledgable about the cave, answered questions, and did the tour...More

Thank Perry S
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Need to be reasonably fit as a steep climb to the cave, but the cave paintings 25000 years old worth the climb.

Thank morgan7639
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Our guide was excellent. It was clear that he knew a lot about the history of the cave and was up to date on the latest research about the paintings. I've seen lots of pictographs in the American Southwest some over 4,000 years old but...More

Thank HikingFoolCincinnati
Reviewed April 30, 2018

What a fantastic experience. Very un commercialised, yet very efficiently and well managed. No photos allowed inside, but memories forever of the fantastic stone work carved out by water over thousands of years..the stalactites and stalagmites were amazing. It's a steep climb up to the...More

Thank alandwood
Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you get the chance to visit these caves - don't hesitate! the experience is truly astonishing. They are incredibly beautiful, and it is amazing to see the primitive works of art painted by our ancestors, at such close range. This really is a once...More

Thank JazB333
Reviewed March 23, 2018

An exceptional experience! The paintings and in general the tour provided by the guide were really interesting and enjoyable, and of course the cave itself was also beautiful. I have been to many caves, much bigger or more famous ones but this was one of...More

1  Thank juno_usa
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October 3, 2017|
Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
If you type in Pileta cave tours on Google you will find the Pileta cave site heading the page and this gives opening times (open all year round and weekends) and advice on how to get there (by train then walk)
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Storvik | Reviewed this property |
It will be open then. Tickets available at the front office. There is NO public transport but taxi’s are not expensive!
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April 14, 2017|
Response from Livelifemas | Reviewed this property |
You are probably calling out of their operating hours. On their website it says 10:00-12:30 and 16:00-17:00. Good luck!