Situated in the heart of the mountains of León, next to another site of immense beauty: the Vagacervera Gorge. Just a million years old, this is Castilla y León’s youngest cave, formed during the Pleistocene, when the icy waters of the Valporquero Stream trickled silently between the limestone, forming the magnificent sight we can visit today.

Inside visitors can admire flowing forms, columns, stalactites and stalagmites in the seven rooms that make up this cave. Some of the figures and rooms have been given names, such as ‘Fairies’, the ‘Stalactite Cemetery’ or ‘Solitary Column’ , inspired by the imagination of those that have admired them; capricious forms and figures including ‘The Phantom’ ‘Virgin and Child’, ‘Twins’ or ‘The Tower of Pisa’.

This is also a great place for lovers of potholing, who can follow the ‘course of the waters’, a fascinating route that is guaranteed to surprise and delight.

Dirección

Valporquero de Torío (Vegacervera). 24837 León.

Teléfono: 987 576 408

Fax: 987 576 408

Email: valporquero@dipuleon.es

Página Web: http://www.cuevadevalporquero.es/

Opening hours

  • From March, 5 to April, 30:
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Summer (May, 1 – September, 30):
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Winter (October, 1 – December, 18):
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00

Tickets

  • General: 6 €
  • Groups: 5.25 €

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