Les Coves Meravelles

COVA MERAVELLES AND COVA DEL DOS

IMPORTANT: BOOK YOUR VISIT

How to book it:

You can send an email to covesmeravelles@gmail.com, or you can call 977267800 (Coves de Benifallet), 977462005 (town hall). 

YOU HAVE TO BOOK YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE DUE TO LIMITED BOOKABLE SLOTS

 

REGULATIONS

  • Payment by card is recommended.
     
  • The use of a mask is mandatory.
     
  • Groups maximum 16 people.


Pets are not allowed in the Caves for security reasons.

Free entrance with Super 3 Club

PRICES 

CAVES OF BENIFALLET

The Speleological Research Group (GIE) of the Traveller Center de Gràcia, in a campaign carried out in the Serra de Cardó in the spring of 1967, discovered a series of cavities while studying and researching the caves that have been known since ancient times in Benifallet as Caves of the Aumidiella and of which we know archaeological findings of the Neolithic. The group discovers the Cova Marigot, the Avenc del Sifó and the Cova Meravelles, which will be added to the existing ones, which together make up what is currently known as the COVES MERAVELLES.

 

The six subterranean cavities are: Avenc del Sifó, Avenc del Cataclisme, Cova de l’Aumidiella Gran or Xafa-roques, Cova Marigot Cova del Dos and Cova Meravelles. The Cova Meravelles and the Cova del Dos are the two cavities open to the public. Both can be visited in a 45 minute guided tour. In the Cova del Dos you can appreciate the historical remains of the Neolithic and the Battle of the Ebro; in the Cova Meravelles you will be excited about the spectacular Excèntriques, which are very unusual mineral formations. The Music Room will also surprise you. The slow dripping of the water creates fantastic formations where imagination knows no bounds: cows, elephants and even a rhino among stalactites, stalagmites, anemolites, gours and much more!

 
  • La Cova Meravelles

It has a total length of 510 meters, with about 9.82 meters of incline. It stands out for the quantity and quality of its concretions, especially the eccentric ones. The slow dripping of seepage water, laden with dissolved minerals, results in fascinating formations, sometimes so bizarre the visitor's imagination discovers fantastic beings. The Meravelles cave was discovered in 1968. Only 200 meters can be visited, including the following rooms:

a) The Pencil Room

The pencil room consists of a pile of thin stalactites on the ceiling, and on the ground, there is a curtain of stalagmites that surround a fully cylindrical stalagmite in the shape of a candle.

 

 

 

 
b) The Amphitheatre Room
 

Inside the amphitheatre room, we find the rimstones or lakes which, due to the water and minerals they carry, create circular shapes that look like the terraces of an amphitheatre. Another formation we find is the broccoli, which is due to splashes of water and the crystallization of the mineral and the fistula commonly called macaroni, because it is empty inside. Inside the room we also find one of the strangest formations inside a cave, a formation that seems to disobey the law of gravity. This formation is called eccentric. The flags, on the other hand, are formations hanging from the ceiling, like stalactites, but instead of being round they are flat, as the water drops gradually leave the mineral on the slope of the mountain, and the future column, which is about five inches short for it to join.

 

 

c) The Music Room

And to finish the tour, we discover the music room. This is the smallest room, but it is the only one where we find a summary of all the formations that we can find throughout the route: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, flags, macaroni and eccentrics. The room was given this name because there are stalactites that look like the pipes of an organ and they emit different sounds when you touch them with your fingertips. This is because behind them there is a wall that helps make a sound box and the noise comes out. The different sounds are a consequence of different lengths and different thicknesses.

 

 

  • Cova del Dos

This cavity is called Cova del Dos because it has two entrances. This cavity is important at an historical level, as evidence of human presence has been found. In the cave, we can see the reproduction of a bell-shaped vessel and one amphora. Together with different spearheads and flint as well as three burials, they make up the archaeological remains of the Neolithic found in the Caves of Benifallet. They can be visited at the Archaeological Museum of Barcelona and the Museum of the Terres de l'Ebre. According to oral memory, it is known that during the Spanish Civil War some people took refuge in the Cova del Dos. The cavity has 235 m of which 25 can be visited.