Cueva del Tesoro

Treasure Cave

Useful Information

Location: Rincón de la Victoria, 13 km E of Malaga.
Navi: Av. de Picasso, 21, 29730 La Cala del Moral, Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria, 29730
Open: 15-JUN to 15-AUG 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13, 16:45. 17:30, 18:15, 19.
16-AUG to 14-JUN 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13, 15:45. 16:30, 17:15.
Fee: Adults EUR 4.25, Children (4-14) EUR 2.50, Children (9-3) free, Seniors EUR 2.50.
Groups: Adults EUR 3.55, Children (4-14) EUR 2.10, Seniors EUR 2.10.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: V=50,000/a [2000]
Bibliography: S. Giménez Reyna (1946): Memoria Arqueológica de la Provincia de Málaga hasta 1946 (Español - Spanish)
M. Laza Palacios (1962): La Cueva del Tesoro (Español - Spanish)
S. Giménez Reyna, M. Laza Palacio (1964): Informe de las Excavaciones en la Cueva del Higuerón o Suizo (Español - Spanish)
J. Pérez de Barradas (1968): Los primitivos pobladores de la Costa del Sol (Español - Spanish)
M. Laza Palacios (1988): El hombre que creía saber donde había un tesoro (Español - Spanish)
J.A. Pérez Berrocal, L. Moreno Wallace (1988): Guía de las Cuevas de Málaga (Español - Spanish)
J.B. López Moreno (1989): Proyecto Interdisciplinar sobre la Cueva del Tesoro y su entorno (Español - Spanish)
Address: Cueva Del Tesoro, Urb. Cantal Alto, 29730 Rincon De La Victoria, Malaga, Tel: +34-952-406162, Fax: +34-952-978300. E-mail: contact
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This marine cave at Rincon de la Victoria, with a main gallery of 500 meters, is believed to have started life as a prehistoric sanctuary of the Moon Goddess Noctiluca, Goddess of fertility, life, death and hunting. Cave drawings of animals and ceramics from the Neolithic period have been discovered here.

Tesoro translates as treasure in Spanish, and legend has it that in the 7th century a certain Emperor Tasulin Ibn hid his fortune within the cave's salty walls. Since then countless treasure hunters have tried in vain to discover the booty.

The cave is to be found at Urbanización El Cantal, just off the N-340 between La Cala and Rincon de la Victoria. From La Cala or Rincon de la Victoria take the local green bus.

Text by Tony Oldham (2007). With kind permission.

The Cueva del Tesoro (Treasure Cave)

The cave is located at the easter edge of the Arqueológico del Mediterráneo Park, which includes a gorge and outlook. The park also has additional caves, for example the Cueva de la Victoria and the Cueva de la Esperanza, which are not accessible for the public.