Cueva de la Horadada

It’s situated 18 kilometres northwest of the town centre, in Monte Arabí.

Tourist and recreational value:

Ecological Map Sheet

One detail:
The area is included within the definition of protected area for the cultural interest sites (“Bien de Interés Cultural”) of Cantos de Visera I and II, Abrigos del Mediodía I and II and petroglyphs, located in Monte Arabí.

What’s so special about it?:
It’s a large hollow space which was probably originated in an endokarstic way (dissolution of soluble rocks), through an upper longitudinal fissure, which opens to the outside due to erosion and fall of lateral escarpments. There are some nests of several species inside. The walls, like other parts of the mountain, serve as an example of wind erosion.

It’s a big hollow space drilled into a rock, with a hole in the roof. The entrance consists of a big mouth located in the front part of the cave, oriented towards East measuring 20 x 20 approximately, 35 metres deep and 35 metres of maximum height. It has a slope rising from the entrance. The rock inside the cave has formed hexagonal shapes or cells from wind erosion. It’s located in the mountainside, surrounded by the pine wood and the brushwood together with kermes oaks, junipers, rockroses…etc.