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Cueva El Soplao, Cantabria

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Come to to see its helictites--stalactites unusual for the way they defy gravity--and sheets of calcite that in many cases appear translucent. A train brings you through the cave entrance into its main chambers. Continue on foot through the tunnels and different “rooms” to view the wondrous formations they contain. The size of the vast Gallery Gorda should make you feel small in comparison. In the Gallery of the Forest, columns of joined stalactites and stalagmites create the appearance of a forest. If you're more adventurous, take a longer tour--headlamps, overalls, and rubber boots provided. For Cueva El Soplao and beyond, use our Celis trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Celis vacation.
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  • This cave is very interesting no doubt. Inside temperature is quite cold, even in summer, so it is essential to go well sheltered. The visit to the caves does not disappoint: stalactites, stalagmites and other curious formations, eccentric calls, which confers one singularity with respect to other similar ones. It is incredible that a cave with so much beauty was a mine in its origins. Very well explained by guides who make very pleasant and instructive visit. I took the entries with time via the internet, and then had no problems of waiting. There were people who went without input and they gave him a appointment for long after, so planning is very important. The little train that you start the tour - then the rest of the visit is to foot - is an original idea by designers. Excited children enter with a train inside the mountain.
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  • I've seen many caves, the soplao is that liked most, or perhaps the best. However, I have to say that the price seems excessive to me. Reception building is magnificent, and surely the views from the observation deck will be magnificent, we could not enjoy them by there was much fog. It is fun to go to the entrance of the cave in an old mining train. Is suitable carry good Footwear, in the inside there are sections slippery but mostly I want to highlight the great beauty of the inside of the cave, both that excites.
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  • Visit oblgatoria I've been accompanying different people and it is always a unique experience that leaves you with your mouth open
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  • Stunning formations. I've been to plenty of caves and these were outstanding. Beautiful surrounds as well.
  • The mandatory guided tour is only in Spanish and our tour guide didn't even try a little to explain something (in between) in English. The cave itself is quite nice though, but the attitude of our guide pretty much ruined our stay.
  • Huge Caves! This place is really worth a visit. The cave is vast and truly spectacular to see, and the miners train you take adds to the fun. The views of the surrounding mountains are worth the trip alone.
  • Algo caro.....
  • It'a a great place to visit. The caves are wonderful