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Las Caldas Cave
Oviedo (Central Asturias)
Contact Address

Oviedo
Tourist Office
Plaza de la Constitución, 4.
33009 Oviedo.

Phone 985 213 385 / 615 298 615 (visits)
Website http://www.oviedo.es

Cueva de Las Caldas
  • Las Caldas Cave is located in the borough of Oviedo.

A prehistoric site, declared a Partial Nature Reserve, a few kilometres outside Oviedo.

Located just a few kilometres outside Oviedo, in the district of San Juan Priorio, Las Caldas Cave Partial Nature Reserve encompasses a protected area covering 45 hectares. The main cave, which is 5 metres wide, has three entrances: the main one, another smaller entrance, where the waters sometimes resurface, and the spot where they mainly resurface, found beneath the second.

The complex has a simple course; a narrow passage runs from the main entrance, leading to the underground river gallery. In the flood season, part of the watercourse overflows via a discontinuous upwelling. The gallery becomes wider upstream, continuing in a linear fashion with hardly any branching. Figalina Pothole appears in the mid-section of the cavern, converging with the upper entrance. Continuing along the gallery you reach a point where it becomes impenetrable and only the stream can access the cavity. There is a noteworthy presence of bats inside the cave.

This cave deserves special attention as an underground ecosystem and, above all, for its prehistoric site dating from the Solutrean and Magdalenian periods.

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Las Caldas Cave
GPS:+43.337255,-5.907951