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Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

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Address: Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain
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+34 952 16 73 43
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A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

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Mind-blowing human prehistory!

The caves are brilliant. Very unspoilt - not a tourist hotspot (we were there in August and there were only a few people visiting at the same time). Admitedly this does mean there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The caves are brilliant. Very unspoilt - not a tourist hotspot (we were there in August and there were only a few people visiting at the same time). Admitedly this does mean there has been relatively low investment in the place, so expect the caves to be dark (there are no internal lights, just the lantern you are given, though... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Really interesting caves - friendly guide who spoke English ok. The caves might benefit from some slightly better lighting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Its not often that there is the opportunity to view cave paintings dating back some 30,000 years. We got there at 10.00am and had to wait for an hour for enough people to arrive to constitute a decent size tour group. There is good shade and seats up at the ticket office near the cave entrance. Everyone gets an LED... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Our last visit to the Pileta Caves was several years ago. Then, although the visit was fascinating, the guide spoke little English and everyone was issued with oil lamps to show the way! On our visit in July this year the lamps had been upgraded to battery power and the guide spoke excellent English. A must-see attraction if you visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is the first place I saw ancient cave paintings, which was a very cool experience. The tour is fairly short, but it's fun to wander around the cave with lanterns, seeing the paintings and the geological structures. Definitely worth the small fee! There are quite a few hand railings, but it can be quite slippery and dark. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Amazing cave paintings some dating back 30,000years. Surprisingly little advertised. There are steps to climb from the car park and 500 inside the caves. Access is carefully controlled to preserve the atmosphere and you may have to wait for a sufficiently large group.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We walked/climbed to these caves from our Hotel, the Molino del Santo at Benajoan. A pleasant trip beneath trees for part of the way and with wonderful views as you climb higher, but done on a very hot afternoon. Once you arrive at the car park there are a lot of steps rising fairly steeply to the cave entrance, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Interesting and relaxing tour in Spanish and English. Definitely worth a visit (and the wait until there is a large enough party). In particular the caves are notable for the wall drawings, of animals and fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This cave is well worth the drive and hike up the hill!! The caves have very old cave painting (estimated up to 40,000 years old for the oldest and approx 4,000 years for the most recent). The guided tours are limited to 25 persons at one time. The guide spoke decent English and the explanations are are quite interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

fascinating and knowlegeable guided tour (in english). difficult climb to get there and 500 steps each way once inside; not for those with mobility issues! tours can be delayed until enough people turn up.

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