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The caves of Canelobre in Busot

The caves of Canelobre in Busot are one of the main touristic attractions on the Costa Blanca. They are situated at a height of 700 meters above sea level in the Cabeza de Oro mountains.

How to get to the caves of Canelobre in Busot

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The easiest way to get there is by car. Take the CV-777 from El Campello, north of Alicante. This road brings you to the town of Busot and from there it is a few more kilometers over the CV-774 towards Jijona. In Placita de Cabeco the CV-776 leads up towards the cave and the parking area next to it.

History

cave of canelobre in busot

The origin dates back to the Jurassic era, 145 million years ago but little more is known of the cave until the 19th century. The discovery of the caves is attributed to the Arabs in the 10th century.

These caves were not opened to the public until the middle of the 20th century. During the civil war, they used them as a workshop to repair airplanes of the republican army. They perforated the current entrance tunnel in this period as well as several interior platforms.

The cave’s interior

cave of canelobre There is an interior space inside of the caves of 80.000 square meters, that is accessible through the entrance tunnel of 45 meters long. Once inside it is visible that water and rocks formed beautiful and impressive forms to stalactites, stalagmites and different columns. The interior dome of the cave is 70 meters tall, and is one of the tallest in Spain, making it look like a cathedral dome. “La Sagrada Familia” is a set of rocky columns of 25 meters tall.

Furthermore, the dome has excellent acoustics and because of that, it is the perfect stage for many musical concerts.

Opening hours from July 1 to August 31:

every day from 10.30 to 19.30 hrs
Semana Santa, from 10.30 to 18.30 hrs
Saturday and Sunday after Easter: 10.30 to 15.00 hrs

Opening hours from September 1 to June 30:

Mondays closed – Tuesdays to Fridays, from 10.30 to 16.50 hrs
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, from 10.30 to 17.50 hrs
December 25 and January 1, closed

Prices:

Adults (from 14 years) 7 euro
Kids from 5 to 14 years: 3,50 euro

For more information call 965 699 250 or [email protected]

 

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