|Cuevas del Águila, Gredos - SPAIN|
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Águila Caves, Gredos - SPAIN
This year, for the first time, I've finally decided to visit the famous Águila Caves and I'm really glad I did it - they're awesome! Instead of a long corridor, we enter in a massive space filled with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites in different colors and shapes. The peculiar stalagmite in the picture of this postcard is known as "ballerina leg". I strongly recommend a visit to this place. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Las Cuevas del Águila are in Arenas de San Pedro 80 km from the city of Avila. They are 9km from the first village and 4km from Ramacastañas Neighbourhood, in the depths of Valle del Tietar (in the South slope of the Sierra de Gredos). The cave´s surface is 10.000 square meters with a steady temperature of 20 degrees. It has a big diversity of colours, predominating the white, that the iron in the water tinges with yellow, orange, red and brown.