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Speleology in Almeria

19-07-2018    {{catList[26].label}}

The rise of adventure tourism and institutional promotion of non-traditional tourist destinations are part of the appeal of the caves, cracks and caverns in the province of Almeria: It includes these caves of great scientific and cultural value with the long list of treasures that Almeria offers its visitors, both from abroad and locals.
 
Plaster glass
 
You need not be afraid to get lost in this tangle of bends, plaster and limestone, since at all times you will be accompanied by an expert guide who will ensure your safety while providing you with the information which will give you a greater appreciation of these fascinating underground systems. In addition, you will be provided with essential safety equipment so that your enjoyment of the expedition is your only real concern.

“Karst en yesos” of Sorbas
 

In this case, this interconnected system currently has 25 known inputs and is called the "Water Cave System". The effect of the river “Aguas” was responsible for forming the karst, which is estimated to have a length of more than 7 km, which undoubtedly makes it the largest complex of caves made of plaster in the country. Currently, with the collaboration of explorers and scientists, the amount of information available is still growing. It is a tourist destination that, although very old, continues to surprise visitors.

It is also an important destination for school or corporate explorations that can serve as a stage for further activity among colleagues, which deepens work or academic ties.

Los Velez
 

In the Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park there is a large number of caves, many of which preserve the history of the ancestral human beings who decided to record cave paintings on the walls.

Here you can find the famous “Cueva de los Letreros”, “Cueva Ambrosio”, “Cueva del Gabar” and the “Abrigo de Las Colmenas”, although this last one is not exactly a cave.

It is also protected by the World Heritage of Humanity (1998) that watches over the rock formations throughout the Iberian peninsula. In Almeria, this includes a set of 8 systems of caves that preserve this ancient art. In particular, in the “Abrigos del Maimón” in Velez-Blanco is the aforementioned “Cueva de los Letreros”; a favourite destination for lovers, where you can be enchanted by the ancestral mystery of Almeria.


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