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Andina Caves
El Franco (Western Asturias)
Open to the public

All year round

Contact Address

El Franco
Andina Caves
Visitor Reception Centre

Phone 619 368 169

  • Guided tour only.

    July, August and September
    Tuesday to Sunday: 12 noon and 4:30pm.

    Rest of the year
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 12 noon and 4:00pm.

  • Plant life

    Andina Caves are located very near the village of the same name in the western borough of El Franco.

Caves of great geological, geomorphological and scenic uniqueness declared a Natural Monument.

Developed over Lower Cambrian marble, this is a karst area giving rise to a semi-enclosed valley whose waters flow into the El Mazo River. Limestone pinnacles, cliffs and caves appear from the wet meadowland. Oak, laurel and strawberry tree woods grow on the rocky land.

The dense, abundant vegetation makes it barely visible from the outside. Its relief is due to the combined action of natural phenomena and, above all, to intensive mining activity to obtain gold during Roman times.


Andina Caves