Near ain Fezza.
From Tlencen towards Sidi Bel Abbes, after 12 km, at the end of the village of ain Fezza turn right, 8 km to parking.
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Dimension:||A=1,143 m, T=13 °C.|
|Guided tours:||L=600 m.|
Piers Barrington, Steve Foster, Howard Jones (1987):
Algeria - Caving in the West,
[in] LUSS 4, Lancaster University Speleological Society Journal Vol 2 No 1 1987 pp 85-96.
Grottes des ain Beni Add, page 94.
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|1953||passage filled with concrete.|
This cave is extremely beautifully decorated. The visitor follows the main passage and soon enters the first chamber. This huge hall is dominated by a fine display of calcite in its centre. The fantastic display of calcite and the beautiful lighting make this an extraordinary sight. However, that's not all, there are two more chambers, a little smaller but still well decorated.
A rather strange thing happened in 1953. A passage which was said be connected to Morocco 53 km away, was filled with concrete. They made it really bomb proof, as they filled in 190 m³ of concrete.