Gruta de las Maravillas
Gruta de las Maravillas
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksCaverns & Caves
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Carsten H
    Svendborg, Denmark39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cave
    One of the most beautiful visitable caves I have ever visited. The place is incredible and the guided tour is great. The formations and lakes inside the mountain are very beautiful. Remember that the entrance ticket is also valid for the visit to the Castle of Aracena. It is interesting to visit the top of the same mountain which one has been inside the for the visit of the cave.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • AndyLFC_9
    Daventry, United Kingdom611 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing scenery and well guided
    We were the only two English speakers, and despite an online guide it wasn’t easy to get all the guide’s commentary but the stunning visuality of these caves is worth the entrance alone. It’s not easy walking in a few places, with some low ceilings and steep climbs, but good railings and rugged flooring means a safe trip. Memorable and amazing.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • NomadicTraveller7
    11,571 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    A visit to the caves is so well worth the drive to Aracena, which is a nice town in its own right. We had been to the Aracena caves before on a previous visit. We were driving with friends from Ayamonte to Beja and we diverted via Rio Tinto and Aracena. Our friends thought that the 50-minute tour of the caves was fabulous, and we very much enjoyed seeing them for a second time. Since I wrote this and did not post it, I have been back again with different friends very recently and they thought that it was great as well. The Lonely Planet Guide to Andalucia describes the Grutta de las Maravillas as “the largest and arguably the most impressive cave (system) in Spain”. The caves are just below the Knights Templar castle on the hill above. When we were there is early there were no tour spaces available online, but there were spaces if you turned up on the day at the cave ticket office in the shared building with the tourist office. Note that there are some flights of steps to climb and also that photos are no longer allowed. The pictures that I will post are from a 2016 visit. I had 112 pictures the first time we visited.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 April 2024
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura11,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A visit to the caves is so well worth the drive to Aracena, which is a nice town in its own right. We had been to the Aracena caves before on a previous visit. We were driving with friends from Ayamonte to Beja and we diverted via Rio Tinto and Aracena. Our friends thought that the 50-minute tour of the caves was fabulous, and we very much enjoyed seeing them for a second time. Since I wrote this and did not post it, I have been back again with different friends very recently and they thought that it was great as well.

The Lonely Planet Guide to Andalucia describes the Grutta de las Maravillas as “the largest and arguably the most impressive cave (system) in Spain”. The caves are just below the Knights Templar castle on the hill above. When we were there is early there were no tour spaces available online, but there were spaces if you turned up on the day at the cave ticket office in the shared building with the tourist office.

Note that there are some flights of steps to climb and also that photos are no longer allowed. The pictures that I will post are from a 2016 visit. I had 112 pictures the first time we visited.
Written 15 April 2024
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AndyLFC_9
Daventry, UK611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were the only two English speakers, and despite an online guide it wasn’t easy to get all the guide’s commentary but the stunning visuality of these caves is worth the entrance alone.
It’s not easy walking in a few places, with some low ceilings and steep climbs, but good railings and rugged flooring means a safe trip.
Memorable and amazing.
Written 24 January 2024
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Joel M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Breathtaking, unusual close up to stalactites stalagmites. Can be slippery so be careful and ready for steps and walking.
Written 8 September 2023
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Carsten H
Svendborg, Denmark39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
One of the most beautiful visitable caves I have ever visited. The place is incredible and the guided tour is great. The formations and lakes inside the mountain are very beautiful. Remember that the entrance ticket is also valid for the visit to the Castle of Aracena. It is interesting to visit the top of the same mountain which one has been inside the for the visit of the cave.
Written 5 June 2023
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Miku&Mussu
549 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The caves were amazing and fabulous. Definitely worth a visit. It is possible to have an English audioguide, if you don't speak Spanish.

What was disappointing was to prohibition to take photos inside. They advertise that they'll take a photo of you inside the cave. That would've been good enough for us, but they don't do that. They'll use the green canvas to photograph you outside the cave and then photoshop you in the picture as if it had been taken inside the cave. We didn't feel like we need a fake photo of ourselves that is not even taken inside the cave.
Written 28 March 2023
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Andrea B
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Pro: Nice cave. Small group. Good guide.
Con: can't take pictures. Could not buy tickets online.
Note: the guide is only in Spanish.
Written 20 November 2022
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~littleFIRE~
Ballycastle, UK707 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Really amazing cave visit - we bought tickets at last minute and walked down to the square nearby to get wine and tapas while we waited the hour or so before our time slot - the last of the day - ticket office is opposite the main entrance gate to the caves and there are clean toilets there too!

Guide spoke spainish but we asked for ear phones at the start - the guide made an announcement about this

All stages were amazing

Photos not allowed in first half I think to prevent loss of time the guide will tell you when photos allowed ;-)

Plenty of amazing photo opportunities !

Well well worth the entrance fee - just watch your head in the low confined spaces
Written 13 November 2022
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Andrew F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
A fascinating cave system and a really interesting tour. We were given headsets so that we could listen to the tour in English. The tour lasts for about an hour and is well worth it. The rock formations are fascinating and the cave system itself is being very well protected. There are quite a lot of steps on the tour and it is slippy in places so wear some sensible/grippy shoes. When you have finished the tour head to Vita Vinum just round the corner for some excellent tapas.
Written 30 September 2022
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2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A must do if in the area. Great value got money. We purchased a ticket that gave is access to the caves, the castle and museum at I think €12.50 each. Guided tour was about 45 mins. As English, we were given heads sets with commentary in English. Our guide (lady) was very good. Guess if you are asked not to take photos and you do, then expect to be told off!
Written 9 May 2022
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ThewanderingLoiner
Andalucia, Spain10,492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Ive seen many caves but these are something special. The tour takes about an hour. You can pre book online or pay in the box office.(check online to make sure theres tickets left for the time you want if you dont want to book online) get the tarjeta de tourista as it inclided discounted entrance to the castle and jam museum aswell.
Written 13 February 2022
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