Cueva El Soplao

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Cueva El Soplao

Cueva El Soplao - Wikipedia Commons /MariaJesúsTomé

Cueva El Soplao - Wikipedia Commons /MariaJesúsTomé

Although the Altamira Cave is one of the most emblematic of the Cantabrian coast, there are a large number of archaeological sites of great historical importance in this community. One of them is El Soplao Cave, located in the Sierra de Arnero, and which is considered unique worldwide for the geological forms that it houses inside.


El Soplao Cave is located in the town of Comillas in Cantabria. It has a total length of 20 kilometers, however only 4 of them are open to the public. It was discovered accidentally in 1908, but was later used for mining, an activity that had been abandoned before several speleologists discovered its geological value.

A cave unique in the world


If there is one thing that makes El Soplao cave unique, it is all the treasures it holds inside. Thousands of tourists have been able to enjoy the play of light and the different architectural structures found there, which offer a spectacle both visually and sonorously. Inside we can find from stalactites and stalagmites to columns, lava flows and a large number of figures of the most impressive.


If you are going to visit Cantabria, a visit to El Soplao cave is a must. Many tourists enjoy this architectural marvel every year, in addition to the pilgrims on the Camino del Norte who take a break to discover the wonders hidden in the El Soplao cave.

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