Valporquero cave

Recommended
What is in fact a single cave with three different entrances extends beneath the village of Valporquero de Torío. Formed between 23 and 5 million years ago, water continues to bore out the cavity. Neutral lighting accentuates the varied concretions and colours - 35 shades of red, grey and black (due to the presence of iron oxide and sulphur) have been identified here. Because of the temperature (7°C) and the slippery floor, visitors are advised to wear warm clothing and suitable footwear.

Useful information

Address:

LE 311, 24878 Valporquero de Rueda

Phone:

+34 987 57 64 08

Price:

7 € (-14 years old 3.50 €)

Opening hours

guided tour mid May-end Sep: daily; early Mar-end Apr and early Oct-18 Dec: Thu-Sun and Bank Hols - closed Jan-Feb - see Website for timetable