Grottes d'Urdax

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • 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 Thursday at 11:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Navarre

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Groups
  • Parking
  • English
    • The wisdom of nature has embodied the humility and perseverance of a drop of water. These 1,000—year-old caves hide a stream, the Urtxume, as well as a story. Would you like to hear it? Come take a 40-minute tour, complete with light and sound effects that bring out the beauty and the strength of nature. Legend has it that lamias used to live here, and some believe that their voices can be heard through the echoes of the Urtxume stream that flows through the caves.

      The Urdax Caves used to be inhabited by our ancestors during different periods of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic. The famous French speleologist, Norbert Casteret, discovered ‘a beautiful coat below the rocks’ of Berroberria in 1930, and Alkerdi ‘a cave with etchings’. The etchings located at the bottom of the passage in Alkerdi cave, are made over a stalagmite casting; where we can see a bison and a deer; and the third etching is surely a horse. Its date would correspond to the Upper Magdalenian, i.e. some 13,000 years ago. Today for reasons of preservation we cannot visit these etchings.

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Traveller Reviews Grottes d'Urdax

4.5 sur 5 2708 reviews

  • samuel t

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by samuel t 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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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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