Cueva del Pindal

Useful Information

Location: Pimiango, Ribadedeva. A-8 (E-70) exit La Franca, follow N-634 east to El Peral, turn left in RD-1 to Pimiango. Follow signs to the ermita de San Emeterio.
Open: All year Wed-Sun 10-17.
Six tours per day, 20 persons per tour.
Reserbvation by phone recommended.
Fee: Adults EUR 3, Children (7-12) EUR 1.50, Children (0-6) not allowed, Seniors (65+) EUR 1.50.
Wednesdays free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:
Accessibility: People with impaired vision or mobility are discouraged.
Address: Cueva del Pindal, Tel: +34-608-175284.
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13-AUG-2008 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The cave is located close to the sea, with a nice view from the cave portal. It contains numerous pictures of various animal, including the rare pictures of a fish and a mammoth. The paintings are mostly of Magdalenian age, between 18,000 and 13,00 years old.

There are also numerous abstract paintings and geometric forms. Common are dots, parallel lines, and exceptional parallel lines with triangular flags which look like runes. The paintings are either painted or printed using primarily red colours.