If you are a curious soul, this is one place you ought to explore. The Cueva De Los Murcielagos is a cluster of caves in the Sierras Subbecticas located about 4km southeast of the town of Zuheros. The caves were surely discovered in 1868 but they were not studied until 1938. Once people started exploring the caves, they found that the caves were home to a whole colony of bats. The limestone caves have many formations of stalactites and stalagmites, so be careful while you’re in there. Some of the walls of the caves also have intricate paintings which have proven to be helpful in the study. If you’re one to tire easily, climbing the 700 steps in those caves is going to be a hard task but in the end, the stunning caves will definitely soothe your curious soul.
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Cueva De Los Murcielagos Reviews & Ratings
Excellent guide! A great way to begin the story of Geopark Sierras Subbeticas.
I really enjoyed my visit to the cave. The guide was very friendly and his English was surprisingly good, based on other reviews - certainly good enough to explain and illuminate the experience. The steps are going to be a real challenge for anyone not in good health, but don't worry about bats. I saw only two - one flying, one asleep, and neither got in my hair. The drive up to the caves is part of the experience. A winding, hillside route affords great views of the beautiful pueblo blanco of Zuheros. Take a picnic for the viewpoints on the high road, and a few beers beside the castle will make your trip complete - if you're not the one who has to drive home.
We love bats, and were really excited when we found out about this place. Thus we called in the morning in order to book for the afternoon, and we went there, through the small country road up the hills. We arrived there... and it was deserted. Nobody at all, nothing. We called again, and this time the lady told us to come the following day, because they were closed. Well, thank you very much for accepting a booking on an empty date... Obviously we weren't able to come back another day 😐😐😐
It's a nice experience to make your way through the cave. Some boulders and stalactites here and there. No bats to be seen unfortunately.
Schedule ahead for a tour. Great find. Views outs spectacular too.