Arrikrutz Caves Caves and chasms in Oñati

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Guipuscoa

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Basque spoken
  • Groups
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • An exceptional showcase of the karst landscape of the Basque Country!

      Located on the highest peaks in the interior of the Basque Country, in the heart of the Aizkorri mountain range, the Oñati-Arrikrutz cave is one of the largest caves in Gipuzkoa. This cave was one of the pioneers of speleological and paleontological research in the Basque Country and stands out for the discovery of the complete skeleton of a cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea), the lion of Arrikrutz. In the caves of Oñati-Arrikrutz, the visitor chooses guided tours of different duration and difficulty, the experience that suits him; Gallery 53, a whole world to discover, EspeleoArrikrutz another way to discover the underground world and/or the Espeleotxiki family adventure.

      One of the best kept secrets of the Basque landscape!

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Traveller Reviews Arrikrutz Caves

4.6 sur 5 471 reviews

  • Hülya Karaman

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Hülya Karaman on 06/08/2023

    I thought this was a cave with human activity, but it wasn't. It's all about the calcium bicarbonate formations and animal skeletons. Our guide Aitor was awesome. He made a big difference. Super friendly and going the extra mile to help us with everything! I hope you catch a tour with this kind and friendly guide. PS. the ride to the cave is a bit dangerous for the last 1.4km. There is no separated lanes and the road is very narrow. I was a bit nervous about driving down and up.

  • Andrew Cuthbertson

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andrew Cuthbertson on 15/12/2022

    Excellent place, a must visit if you are in the area, the tour is in spanish but as we were the only people there the guide, Hector, was brilliant and went out his way to do it in English for us, a great guide makes a great tour

  • Richard McElroy

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Richard McElroy on 14/08/2016

    The normal tour takes about an hour and the guide was well informed and entertaining.

Traveller Reviews Arrikrutz Caves

4.5 sur 5 91 reviews

  • ""You must see the villagr of my mother" - the advice of one of my ex students for my trip to his country."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Marija L (Maribor, Slovenia) on 20/05/2023

    Beautiful little town, peaceful, Bascs drinking coffee, interesting writing on one of the houses UDALTZGIONGIA, prbably meaning Police in utmost interesting Basque? language - sorry for spelling.

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  • "nice experience"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by SarahGao1982 (Onati, Spain) on 09/10/2019

    We visitied this beautiful cave with our 3 and 5 year old children and everyone enjoyed it. The guide was a very lovely lady who spoke both Spanish and Basque, and she was very friendly with the...

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  • "Very good!!!"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by David P on 18/09/2017

    The explanations in spanish in one hour were very good. A natural space that deserve a little time of your holidays. Always at 10°, easy to visit, some scales but not get across narrow ways.

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Arrikrutz Caves

Address

Cuevas Arrikrutz kobak
20567 Oñati

Contacts

Phone : +34 943 08 20 00

GPS coordinates

43° 0'2.28"N, 2° 25'59.74"W

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