The largest cave in Spain opens in Burgos


If you do not have plans for the December bridge, today we are going to propose one: visit the largest cave that can be visited in Spain. How about? And it is that from next November 16, the Palomera CaveLocated in the Ojo Guareña Natural Monument, which covers land in the Burgos municipalities of Espinosa de los Monteros, Merindad de Montija and Merindad de Sotoscueva, it can be visited.

With more than one hundred kilometers of underground route and 2,492 meters that can be visited, it is the largest cavity of Spain and one of the most developed in the world. Do you want to know more details about this Burgos cave?

Two itineraries to visit Cueva Palomera

The Cueva Palomera is located on the fourth level of the six floors that the spelunkers of the Edelweiss Speleological Group (GEE) have distinguished throughout the complex karst. It is the star project of the Action Plan of the European Charter and allows visitors to visit part of the underground network sector formed by Cueva y Rampa de Palomera, Sala Edelweiss, Main Gallery, Sima Dolencias, Sala del Cacique and Museo de Cera.


After conducting research, two itineraries, one of 1.5 kilometers and others of 2.5, compatible with the conservation of this space. Of course, the maximum group of people per visit will be 25, a total of 80 throughout the day.

Ojo Guareña Natural Monument

The Ojo Gaureña Natural Monument is located in the north of the province of Burgos, on the southern slope of the Cantabrian Mountains in the Merindades region. The monument occupies 13,850 hectares and is made up of a set of cavities whose main network consists of 110 kilometers of surveyed galleries, making it the edokarst the most developed on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the largest in the world.

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