Pileta Cave and Andalusia
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We left Ronda and drove about 30 minutes out to Pileta Cave. This is a cave discovered in 1905 that contains prehistoric cave paintings and is one of the only places you can see cave paintings that are this old. The family of the man that discovered the cave still owns it and they take up to 10 people at a time on an hour long tour through the cave. Getting from the parking lot up to the cave involves a steep walk, up some steps made of stone, without a rail, and it was scary enough that I wasn´t sure I could make it, but I am so glad I did!
Pileta Cave is amazing. It was carved out by a river and once inside it is amazingly large, filled with beautiful stalagtites and stalagmites. The Bullon family spent thirty years carving stone steps inside the cave to make it more accessible for visitors. You walk up into the cave, through room after room, viewing the beauty of the cave itself and the primitive cave paintings made with ochre.
The ambiance on our tour was great, the guide would give some information in Spanish, one of the Aussies would translate it into English and then one of the French men would translate it into French. It was a friendly, cooperative and worldy atmosphere with all of those languages going on.
After leaving Pileta Cave we drove on through Andalusia, on our way back to Sevilla to drop off the car.
Driving through Andalusia is well worth it, the roads are easy and the scenery is worth more time than we gave it. I recommend it for all who visit Spain!
Once we arrived in Sevilla we made our way to the train station to catch a train to Madrid.