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Five caves and grottoes in Spain that are worth knowing

You propose a tour of the subsoil of our country, with a list of five caves and grottoes in Spain that are worth knowing.

The caves and grottoesbeyond geological considerations, usually have something in common: they were discovered by chance, Most of the time. Or at least, that is the story (and sometimes legend) that reaches us. If you have also come here by chance, I hope it arouses your interest and you discover these five caves in Spain that is worth knowing and visiting.

Caves of Drach

In Porto Cristo, a municipality next to the port of Manacorwe can find these Caves of Drach, a set of four caves that receive the names of Cueva Negra, Cueva Blanca, Cueva de Luis Salvador and Cueva de los Franceses. Open to tourism all year round, these caves serve as a stage for classical music concerts and have one of the largest underground lakes around the world, Lake Martel, which can be traveled by boat.

Eagle Cave

Discovered in 1963, these caves are located in the Sierra del Águila, hence their name. With around 12 million years of history according to geologists, to get to them we have to find the municipality of Arenas de San Pedroin the province of Avila. The visit, for an entrance fee of 8 euros, covers almost the entirety of the cave, with a route of about a kilometer which takes about 40 minutes.

Cave of Nerja

Sea It is a district of Nerja, in the province of Malaga, which apart from having an incredible landscape of cliffs and a beach that is one of the most beautiful in Andalusia, also has the Cueva de Nerja as a point of tourist interest. discovered in 1959the cave not only has great geological value but it also has it at an archaeological level, because in it were found paintingsand in summer it also serves as a stage for a concert festival.

Grotto of Wonders

The Grotto of Wonders It is a gallery of caves that is located in Aracena, province of Huelva, under the hill where the Castle and the Priory Church are located, so the access to them is in the city center. Since they opened in 1914, they were the first caves in Spain which could be accessed for tourism, and are not visited in their entirety, the route is almost a mile and in it you will be able to see practically all the karst formations.

Grottoes of San José

The Grottoes of San José or Caves of Sant Josep They are located in a natural area that belongs to the municipality of Valley of Uxo, in the province of Castellón. In addition to the fact that concerts are also held there, what makes these caves unique is that they have the largest underground and navigable river of Europe, and precisely most of the route (about 800 meters) it is done by boatuntil reaching the so-called dry zone, from where the last part of the visit is made.

Photo 1 | Flickr – Sergey Galyonkin
Photo 2 | Flickr – Min Zhou

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