Andalusia Sights

Cueva de los Murciélagos (Cave of the Bats)

  • CV-247, off Calle Santo Map It
  • Zuheros
  • Cave

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Some 4 km (2½ miles) above Zuheros along a winding road, the Cueva de los Murciélagos runs for about 2 km (1 mile), although only about half of that expanse is open to the public. The main attractions are the wall paintings dating to the Neolithic Age (6000–3000 BC) and Chalcolithic Age (3000–2000 BC), but excavations have indicated that the cave was inhabited as far back as 35,000 years ago. Items from the Copper and Bronze ages, as well as from the Roman period and the Middle Ages, have also been found here. Visits are by guided tour only and must be booked in advance, by phone or email (turismo@zuheros.es) or at Calle Nueva 1 in the village.

Sight Information

Address:

CV-247, off Calle Santo, Zuheros, 14870, Spain

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Phone:

957-694545-Tues.–Fri. 10–1:30

Sight Details:

  • €6, €7.50 combined ticket with Museo Histórico-Arqueológico Municipal
  • Guided tours: Tues.–Fri. at 12:30 and 4:30 (last tour at 5:30 in summer), weekends at 11, 12:30, 2, 4, and 5:30 (last two tours at 5 and 6:30 in summer)

Published 08/18/2015

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