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"Ojo Guareña" Caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva


Merindad de Sotoscueva

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  • Interior of the 'Ojo Guareña' caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva. Burgos

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"Ojo Guareña" Caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva


Contact details

Casa del Parque "Ojo Guareña"
Quintanilla del Rebollar
09568  Cueva, Merindad de Sotoscueva, Burgos  (Castile-Leon)


"Ojo Guareña" Caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva


Prices

General: €4
Reduced: €3
Groups: €3
Children: Admission free

"Ojo Guareña" Caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva


Description

'Ojo Guareña' caves in Merindad de Sotoscueva

One of the largest karstic complexes in Spain, with interesting rock formations and a major archaeological site. It is formed by 18 main caves stretching over 100 kilometres, all interconnected at different levels to create a vast labyrinth. The only parts open to the public are the San Tirso and San Bernabé cave and shrine, so it's definitely well worth taking a guided tour. What can you see on your visit? Cave paintings, etchings, ceramic items and utensils from the mid-Palaeolithic until the Middle Ages. The various chambers in the cave include particularly the Painting Room, the El Kaite cave, the Fountain Room and the Footprint Room containing the imprint of bare feet. Did you know that these caves are home to 115 cave-dwelling invertebrates, of which 16 are newly described? Another attraction is that there are a number of hiking routes for different levels of ability with which to explore the nature area around the caves.

Construction:
Caves and tourist mines

Artistic period:
Prehistory

Content:
Archaeology