Andalusia is not only one of the bigger counties, it is also very rich in caves. There are several karst areas, some of which are protected by law.

This southern part of Spain is also famous for a long tradition of building cave houses, which is lately revived, because of the high costs of energy. The province of Granada has the largest cave dwelling population in Europe. Property developers have transformed hundreds of untouched or partly re-formed cave houses into modern holiday and second homes. Modern cave houses are much larger than the old ones, having ten or more rooms. There are three separate concentrations of cave houses, the historic Albaycin and Sacromonte neighborhoods of Granada City, Gaudix and Baza. The Albaycin and Sacromonte are adjacent hillside neighborhoods, both of which form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Alhambra Palace.

 Cueva del Agua |  Geode at the Mine of Sierra del Aguilón |  Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón |  Cuevas de la Antigua Fragua |  Cueva de Belda |  El Torcal de Antequera |  Museo Minero de Riotinto "Ernest Lluch" |  Cueva del Gato |  Grutas de las Maravillas |  Cuevas de Menga y Viera |  Cueva de los Murciélagos |  La Cueva de Nerja |  Cueva de la Pileta |  Parque Minero de Riotinto |  Cueva de Romeral |  Cuevas de Sorbas |  Cueva del Tesoro |  Cueva de la Tinaja |  Casas Cueva del Tio Tobas |  Cueva de las Ventanas |  Zafarraya

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