Cueva de los Franceses

Cave of the French

Useful Information

Location: Páramo de la Lora, between Palencia and Burgos. 15 km from Aguilar.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: A=1,173 m asl.
Guided tours: VR=21 m.
Address: Cueva de los Franceses, +34-
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Cueva de los Franceses (Cave of the French) was named after an incident from the Independence War against the French. At this time French people died in the cave.

The cave is entered through an artificial tunnel. The path runs from east to west underground, a more or less horizontal passage with only small drops and two large chambers. The cave is famous for its wealth of speleothems.

The entrance of the cave at 1,173 m asl comprises extraordinary views of the valleys of Valdavia, Valdelucio and Valderredible. The Páramo de la Lora is a swamp with beech groves, oak and holly.