Caves of Urdax

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm

Closes at 05:30 pm

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Location : In the countryside

Province : Navarre

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • English
    • They were shaped by drops of water with wisdom, modesty and perseverance. These age- old caves are home to a stream, the Urtxume , and a story. We invite you to discover it throughout a 40-minute “sounds and lights” journey, enhancing all the beauty and power of nature. According to legend, it is here that the laminak lived, whose echo of voices still seems to resonate over the water that crosses the bowels of the site.

      The Urdax caves were inhabited by our ancestors during different periods of the Paleolithic and the Mesolithic. The famous French speleologist Norbert Casteret discovered in 1930 “a magnificent shelter under the rocks”, Berroberría, and “a cave with engravings”, Alkerdi. The Alkerdi cave houses, at the end of a corridor, engravings made on a stalagmite. They represent a bison and a deer and probably also a horse, and they date back to the Upper Magdalenian, around 13,000 years ago. However, it is currently impossible to contemplate these drawings, for conservation reasons.

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Traveller Reviews Caves of Urdax

4.5 sur 5 2742 reviews

  • charle ti2c

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by charle ti2c on 19/08/2019

    A nice little cave that worth a try. Check before going schedule of visits. Some are in French. Some picnic tables are there, a souvenir shop and a cafe.

  • Javier Fresneda Sierra

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Javier Fresneda Sierra on 02/07/2022

    Very interesting visit, besides, the staff has been very kind. Totally recommendable!

  • shishir baliyan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by shishir baliyan on 05/04/2018

    Nice experience and it's nice to have a tour guide that comes with the tickets!

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Caves of Urdax

Address

Barrio Leorlas
31711 Urdax
Navarra - Espagne

Contacts

Phone : (+34) 948 599 241

GPS coordinates

43° 16'36.24"N, 1° 30'44.77"W

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