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.
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Review Highlights
Modern Cave Dwellers

We had never visited a cave house. It was odd to visit a town where most of the dwellings are... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Dan L
Bunbury, Australia
Worth a visit & €2.50 entrance if you're in Purullena

It's great to have the opportunity to walk around the various dwellings. Note: For those less... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Read all 28 reviews
All photos (57)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cave homes”(3 reviews)
“museum”(5 reviews)
During this visit we are going to visit three caves. The first cave is decorated in the same style as the present cave houses of Purullena. The second cave is decorated in the style of the middle of the last century. Everything is very simple and...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
See all hours
Carretera Granada N 80, 18519 Purullena, Spain
+34 646 55 62 47
Reviews (28)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscave homesthe ground floormuseumgenerationsresidentsphotographsroomdisplayspaceantiquesinhabitantsentranceenglishhousetownarea
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had never visited a cave house. It was odd to visit a town where most of the dwellings are carved into the earth. This museum was very informative but the owner's talk even more so as it was delivered in his family room to...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's great to have the opportunity to walk around the various dwellings. Note: For those less able, although you can park close by and there are toilets on the ground floor, there are a lot of stairs to climb.

Thank SalsaChickNik
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The owner of this lovely cave home and museum met us at the entrance to explain, in English, the three types of cave homes that we were about to view. It was amazing to see the changes over the generations and how each cave is...More

Thank joode8
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a small museum giving an insight to a typical cave house. There are various items on display and pottery made locally for sale.

Thank camper11-11
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A small Cave Museum in the Town of Purullena just west of Guadix City. The family run business shows modern day Cave Living and also how people in the Last Century used to live with lots of Ancient Photos. The museum is open every day...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of 48 tour attendees which included some of my family. The presentation was very well done. The history of the place is quite interesting. It doesn't take long to see, but is worth the stop.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Having read about cave Homes, I visited the museum and was not disappointed, we arrived just as it opened and the lady we met was very knowledgeable about the historical points of the cave homes. She took the time to explain what we would see...More

Thank KevinMorson
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Six generations of the family have lived in the Troglodyte home. The caves range from the current residents back 4 more generations. Great photos, daily living utensils and antiques from the local area fascinate! There is a little shop attached as well. Owner is friendly...More

2  Thank ColibriSMA
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The call them the "Cave people" and you can understand why after you visit the area. Well worth a stop along the way! Beautiful area and very nice people!

1  Thank Barry1948714
Reviewed 23 October 2014

A home carved out of clay and white washed to perfection. The most interesting part of the home was the host's collection of old utensils and household items. It museum roof top offered a great view of the the town and other cave homes.

1  Thank normPittsburgh
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from ​​Cueva Museo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines