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“Nice cave!”

Prehistoric Cave Cueva de las Calaveras
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice cave!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Well worth a trip to the Caves, a really magnificent chamber with lots to see. There are guided tours every 40 minutes.

A shame we weren't allowed to take pictures inside the cave, most other similar places we have been to allow you to do this and therefore take away the memory.

Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wonderful caves”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

fascinating caves well worth a visit. Looks like a cathedral. Reasonable entrance fee.Well maintained and friendly staff

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just great!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just outside the village of Benidoleig you can find this amazing cave, well worth a visit especially on a hot afternoon. It's almost like a natural cathedral. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Lovely natural setting with a little herb garden. Cheap entrance fee. Cafe bar and gift shop and quite a large free car park. Not sure about the car park pan pipe music but everything else deserves top ratings. well worth a visit!

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cheap and interesting”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

It was only 3.50 euros and it had some interesting facts about the people who lived there many years ago. It was safe and well lit with a dedicated path through the cave. There wasnt a huge amount to see, but it was worth the money

Visited September 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Wonderful cave to visit”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

You can find this cave just outside Benidoleig. There is a small restaurant and shop with a parking lot. You have to buy a ticket to visit the cave. The entrance fee is 3,50 euro and I think that is fair because the cave is maintained in good order, clean and with good lightning.
The cave has a length of about 300 metres and is easily accessible because it has a wooden walkway all through to the end, where you cannot any further because there is a deep opening where you can see a underwater river flow at the bottom. The two times we have been there, there were hardly any other visitors, so it is very nice to walk along the walkway without seeing too much other people.
You can see stalarites, stalagmites and large domes of more than 50 metres height. It is easy to see that this cave was a very good dwelling for big groups of stone age people. There are plenty of flat places where a whole family could live and sleep. Tools and animal remains were found, dating from the Stone Age. Archeologists estimate that the cave was used as a dwelling for humans for as long as 100.000 years.
The cave is called 'The Cave of the Kadavers' because 12 human skeletons were found in the eighteenth century, believed to be of Morish farmers in the Middle Ages who were trapped by rising water.
The cave was opened to the public in the 1960's. Although it has some touristy elements, like specimens of rocks and minerals in the huge entrance dome of the cave, this is not a put-off.
See for more info: www.cuevadelascalaveras.com

Visited November 2011
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