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Ardines Cave (The “Cuevona”)
Ribadesella (Eastern Asturias)
Open to the public

Wednesday to Friday: 10:00am-2:30pm and 3:30pm-6:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10:00am-2:30pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm

Closed on Monday and Tuesday


Combined ticket providing admission to the Tito Bustillo Centre of Cave Paintings.
The guided tour lasts 45 minutes and is limited to a maximum of 20 people per visit.
You need to climb 300 steps to access the "Cuevona".
From 01/09 to 30/06 - Wednesday to Friday: 10:00-14:30 and 15:30-18:00 h., Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-14:30 and 16:00-19:00 h. Closed from 1st to 31st January. 
From 01/07 to 31/08 - Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00-19:00 h.

Cuevona de Ardines
  • From Ribadesella, after crossing the bridge over the River Sella, take the signposted turning and continue on for about 300 metres until you reach the entrance to the cave, in the vicinity of Tito Bustillo Cave.

The so-called "Cuevona de Ardines" forms part of the Tito Bustillo Cave System

This cave may have once provided access to the eastern sector of Tito Bustillo Cave. However, a landslide occurred thousands of years ago blocking the connection between the two caves.

It stands out for the size of its large main chamber, where the ceiling reaches a height of 40 metres, now pierced by a natural hole that allows daylight to enter. The cavern has been known for its beauty and spectacular nature, enhanced by the aforementioned skylight, since ancient times and was explored archaeologically very early on. The excavations carried out in the "Cuevona" (big cave) in the late 19th century were among the first of their kind in the Cantabrian region

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Ardines Cave (The "Cuevona")