Gruta de las Maravillas, Aracena

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Get adventurous at Gruta de las Maravillas, caves that extend for more than 0.8 km (0.5 mi) below Aracena Castle. The caves are filled with stalactites and stalagmites, as well as pools of water. This site has been used as a location in films, such as “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” You need to be physically able if you plan on exploring underground here, because the ceilings get quite low in some spots and there are many stairs to climb. Hire a guide to accompany you and share interesting details about different areas of the cave. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gruta de las Maravillas by using our Aracena vacation route planner.
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  • It is worth visiting for its beauty. Not advised for people with mobility difficulties or claustrophobic
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  • The cave lives up to its name and is an absolute Marvel, you seem to be in another world when you're strolling through its different rooms and the heart is sobrecoje to the forces of nature that are shown in all their glory. Simply spectacular and worthy to promote. Even the work of guides was outstanding, but there is a but... But is this natural monument of 1st category need greater preservation and conservation, look where you look at it. Asks loudly closing days to undertake tasks of cleaning, fewer visits and group smaller and more controllable, but that course... has the disadvantage see reduced revenue of the goose that lays the golden eggs for the City Hall of Aracena, owner of the Grotto. Don't you realize that this is a legacy for future generations? What not can load us in 100 years that has taken tens of thousands of years to form? I've seen everything... everything! pulled into the Lakes, stalagmites broken and even painted in stalactites, to the embarrassment of the guide which could only apologize for not monitor all visitors... There are other caves in Spain with a higher level of conservation, numerus clausus and others. Seems more than obvious that groups of 40-60 people can not be controlled by a guide only... and not something so precious can expose on a daily basis. More personal, more preservation, more lists of waiting for this unique natural wonder. Our heirs it thank
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  • Is very nice was a challenge for me because I need a leg above the knee but worthwhile, despite the beating is, so I recommend it to everyone, I love
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  • Worth the visit of you are in the region. 45 minute tour for 8eur. Impressive.
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  • beautiful place. Visit is a must.
  • The caves are beautiful, but they don't allow taking photos at all. They take one photo of you and sell it for 8€ at the end.
  • A great place. The entry seems poorly signposted and there are several ways to make it a little confusing. However with common sense it is easy. They are not allowed to take pictures of any kind, they are quite strict with that, but make you a picture to half of route in the iterior, but charge them to €8, so q If you escapes a perhaps worth the risk lol. Educational and entertaining. In the Grotto it is cold, but it has moisture constant 90%, recommended to wear long pants and light above. Is also the ham Museum and the Castle and centenary are now. Totally recommended!
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