Cueva de la Pileta (‘Cave of the Pool’)

Contact details

Carretera MA-501, a 4,5 kms. de Benaoján, Serranía de Ronda
29370  Cueva de la Pileta La, Benaoján, Malaga  (Andalusia)
Tel.:+34 687133338




From 10.00 to 12.30 and from 16.00 to 17.00 Tel.: +34 687133338


Cave paintings.

For its occupants the cave served a dual purpose: as a dwelling and a place of burial.

The cave, which was declared a National Monument in 1924, contains cave paintings dating from between 28,000 and 8,000 BC. They depict animals, mostly goats, horses, deer and bovine species. The cave’s most important paintings are those known as 'The Pregnant Mare' and 'The Fish'. The men inhabiting the cave were Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, who utilised Mousterian instruments and also used the cave as a place of burial.

  • Construction: Prehistoric cave
  • Artistic period: Prehistory

Practical information


Visits with advance booking. Tours are conducted for groups of up to 25 people at the following times: From 1 April to 27 October: From Monday to Friday, at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm, 4.30 pm, and 6.00 pm. Weekends and public holidays, at 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm. From 28 October to 31 March: From Monday to Friday, at 11.30 am, 1.00 pm and 4.30 pm. Weekends and public holidays, at 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm, 4.00 pm, and 5.00 pm.  


  • General: €10
  • Reduced: €6


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