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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 reviews an hour cave entrance car park be aware stalactites and stalagmites steep climb guided tour in advance hand rails cave art highlight of our trip no photos allowed well worth the visit amazing place bats flying thousand years fantastic experience
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way back home. Luckily we arrived at 16:30 and were able to join the 17:00 tour. Our guide spoke in Spanish but told us she could translate in English if we needed. The cave paintings were fascinating! We also loved how...More

Thank gotraveltheworld2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve read that between 16-18h there would be a guided entrance each hour. We arrived at 16:00 sharp at the top of the stairs, but the last group of that day already left and there was no option to include us. With us were two...More

Thank Reinier91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a friend after they were blown away on their visit. I can safely say the same was true for me. Having visited a few other renowned caves over the years this was by far the most impressive. What is particularly...More

Thank Global_reviewer360
Reviewed 4 October 2018

These caves offer a fascinating glimpse into a past world. Aside from the amazing rock formations that have evolved over millions of years, the 32,000 year old cave paintings are a wonder to behold. Our guide enhanced the experience with his knowledge and wit. This...More

2  Thank Lantau
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Having recently read”Sapiens”, the international best seller, it was a privilege to see first hand evidence of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. A very well led tour by a guide who knew what she was talking about and the accompanying geology was breathtaking.

Thank Lewis N
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a highly recommended visit to make. It takes a bit of forward planning but is well worth the effort. You will also need your own transport to get to this location. It is a few Kms outside the little town of Benaojan. You...More

1  Thank lynchcarmelb
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

As much as seeing the Neolithic and Palaeolithic paintings were the highlight, this tour included so much more. The caves were just stunning. The guide explained everything in Spanish and English which was unexpected but much appreciated. Will be a highlight of our trip. Had...More

Thank andrewandkaryn
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Very nice cave to visit - no touristy frills such as coloured lights … just the beautiful and breathtaking caves themselves. The tour took over an hour. Amazing place.

Thank Froggy2Denmark
Reviewed 23 July 2018

As other reviewers have stated, touring Cueva de la Pileta is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations are only taken by phone. Call for a reservation at least a day ahead so you won't be disappointed. Best to call for a reservation before or after tour time....More

Thank Grover42
Reviewed 11 June 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

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12 August 2018|
Response from HikingFoolCincinnati | Reviewed this property |
There are tours in the PM...Phone is +34 687133338. Attention hours: 10:00h to 12:30h and 16:00h to 17:30h (Until 17:00h in winter).
4 October 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)
4 October 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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