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Cueva Covalanas

Calle Covalanas n 629, 39800 Ramales de la Victoria, Spain
+34 942 59 84 25
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Amazing Caves with Paintings

These caves are absolutely amazing, with paintings on the wall that are over 20,000 years old. You... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
D0dge51
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Take cash or book a day in advance!

The walk up to Cueva Covalanas takes about 10 minutes and is uphill. They run trips every hour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philippa W
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Calle Covalanas n 629, 39800 Ramales de la Victoria, Spain
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+34 942 59 84 25
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These caves are absolutely amazing, with paintings on the wall that are over 20,000 years old. You need to book in advance, as only 7 people are allowed to go in at any one time. You have to walk a long way up hill to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up to Cueva Covalanas takes about 10 minutes and is uphill. They run trips every hour which can take 8 people. We walked up one day and waited for the box office to open (which opens 10 minutes before the tour starts and...More

Thank Philippa W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing visit. We were shown around by Victoria who was so passionate and knowledgable. It was really interesting listening to her talking about the paintings and making them dance! Thanks for a trip highlight. Worth noting that they don’t take cash payments... so don’t...More

Thank Olivia H
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We turned up have read the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We were the only two on the tour which made it perfect. The guide was excellent and we had no trouble understanding his descriptions.

1  Thank Rosemaryat9
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience to walk inside the cave and see original paints from 25000 years ago. The guide was Joaquin and he gave us a fantastic review and explanations...at the end also recomend us a very good restaurant nearby. Don't miss the experience

2  Thank danielbiz
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Only seven people are allowed at one time into this small cave, where you will see very atmospheric cave paintings. Our guide was a very interesting archaeologist who animated the paintings by flickering her torch against the walls of the cave. Stunning! Not only a...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Small group, well guided and fantastic drawings, a real privilege to be able to see this at such close quarters

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked on line and I would recommend this as it is a little remote. Joaquin was an excellent guide, expressive and passionate about prehistoric cave art. I had a few problems following the Spanish but it really didn't matter. We were given torches to...More

1  Thank MrsKetchup
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Although the entarnce is up the mountain, the path is fairly easy and gradual. Victoria was a most wonderful guide who made the visit magical. We felt very privilaged to have such an expert guide. Thank you

1  Thank UPPERBUCKLEBURY
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We climbed the 700 metres to the cave to be greeted by a gruff man who turned out to be the most enthusiastic guide we have ever met. We speak very little Spanish and he spoke very little English but we understood his enthusiasm and...More

1  Thank Wistowites
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aladob
28 June 2016|
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Response from gerlach98 | Reviewed this property |
If you do not have a car, I advice you to go to Rmales de la Victoria and from there it is in walking distance. But please make sure you book a tour ahead of time, cause the guide will only be there if it is booked.
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