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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

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Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
Phone Number: 34 952167343

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

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Do this detour if you can from Ronda!!!

There are not many caves left in Europe where you can see original ancient Paleolithic paintings. This is a privilege!! We arrived a bit before 1600 and managed to buy tickets for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The caves are fascinating, a good hour's walk to see the paintings, bones, caves etc but sadly though the stated tour was in multiple languages in actual fact the guy spoke for around 3 minutes in Spanish and then added three words in English. When asked, he was able to speak in English (and French, there was a French couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are not many caves left in Europe where you can see original ancient Paleolithic paintings. This is a privilege!! We arrived a bit before 1600 and managed to buy tickets for that tour. It didn't start until nearly 30 minutes late - I believe they were waiting for more people. On the other hand, if there are too many... More 

Thank Richard222
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A tour lasting around an hour of a show cave and its very long history. Ancient cave paintings of animals are fascinating and deserve to be better known. It can be a very long wait ( on wooden benches under shade) between tours but that's worth it when you get into the cave.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We succeeded in getting into the caves this time on a second attempt: they're only open 1000-1300 in the morning and then again from 1600, and tours only happen if there are enough people. They're such a brilliant place to visit - amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, a wide range of natural colours from the various iron and copper oxides,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were hopeful to take the tour at 1pm, so we arrived at 12:20pm to purchase tickets. There were approximately 10 people waiting. We received our entry ticket and waited approx.. 20 minutes. The tour was interesting to our family, including our two teens.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The tour into the 500 meter cave system lasted over an hour. The tour was in Spanish but our guide had some English. There were some tight spots but with plenty of torches for the group these were easy to get through. There were stone cut steps and hand rails for the steep and slippy places as well. The caves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Visiting the caves is a wonderful thing to do. Especially when it is hot or cold as the caves are always around 15 degrees celcius. The caves are owned and hosted by a family of geologists and cave specialists. Very wonderful. They give a great tour and take care you understand and see all there is to see. Some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Lots of steps and can be a bit slippy, the tour took about an hour and definitely worth a visit, very interesting cave paintings.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I went to this cave in the 1980s. The simple sign instructed the visitor (in Spanish) to shout loudly down into the valley that he was there and required a guide. I did this then waited. 20 minutes later an old man appeared and kindly showed us inside with one small torch between us. An unforgettable experience hard to replicate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The Pileta Caves are a short drive from Ronda and are definitely worth visiting. Dual language Spanish-English tours lasting between 60 and 90 minutes (depending on the number of people) are conducted several times each day by well-informed guides who manage to avoid their script becoming repetitive. Most impressive cave systems open to casual tourists are overdeveloped with permanent coloured... More 

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