Cueva del Lagrimal

It’s situated 14 kilometres southeast of the town centre, at the foot of Barranco del Lagrimal, in Sierra de Salinas.

Tourist and recreationalvalue:

Ecological Map Sheet

One detail:
It’s included within the perimeter of site of Community importance of Sierra Salinas and the ecologically sensitive area (Área de sensibilidad ecológica).

What’s so special about it?:

It’s one of the biggest caves of the municipality. It is constantly visited. It’s worth mentioning the characteristic water dripping from the roof, especially during the rainy season, hence its name of the cave (literally, “the corner of the eye’s cave”). There are archaeological remains dating from the Mesolithic to the Arab era. The water is used by different species (birds, mammals) some of them of interest to the visitors. There are bat species of interest.

It’s a very big cave (330 square metres of surface). The entrance is 14,5 metres high by 5 metres wide and it is 30,5 metres deep. The roof of the cave is blackened. Its formation was due to a longitudinal fissure going over the roof of the cave, through which water filters, dissolving rocks. It’s located in one of the most beautiful corners of the municipality, surrounded by holm oaks, gall-oaks, Aleppo pines and dense laurel bushes.