Caves of Urdax Caves and chasms in Urdax

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 06:00 pm

Opens Tuesday at 11:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Navarre

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • They were shaped by drops of water with wisdom, modesty and perseverance. These thousand-year-old caves shelter a stream, the Urtxume, and a story. We invite you to discover it throughout a 40-minute “sound and light” tour, enhancing all the beauty and power of nature . According to legend, this is where the laminak lived, whose echo of voices still seems to resonate along the water that runs through the bowels of the site.

      The Urdax caves were inhabited by our ancestors during different periods of the Paleolithic and 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 view these drawings, for conservation reasons.

      PRICES

      • €7 from 14 years old
      • Free from 0 to 4 years old
      • €4 from 4 to 14 years old

      The duration of the guided tour is 40 minutes and reservation is required.

      Bar in July and August at your disposal.

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Traveller Reviews Caves of Urdax

4.5 sur 5 3263 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

Traveller Reviews Caves of Urdax

4.0 sur 5 300 reviews

  • "Cool caves"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by AndreVondeling (The Hague, The Netherlands) on 19/08/2022

    As it was extremely hot during our stay in Pamplona we decided to escape the heat underground. Super interesting to see the caves. Sadly the rock paintings are not open to the public for preservation...

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  • "nice short visit"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by elshocht_Alain (Vendeuvre-du-Poitou, France) on 08/08/2019

    nice visit, groups of 20 persons allows to hear what the guide says. Interesting views. There is a river in the cave. Whatch out, even in hottest days in summer, the temperature in the cave is around...

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  • "Interesting and easily accessible cave"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by SharonJ65 (Duffield, United Kingdom) on 23/08/2018

    A guided 45 minute tour through fully lit passage, stopping in larger chambers. The young Spanish guide gave us info sheets in English and pointed things out to us.

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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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