In the 18th century, on the hill in Rojales, the caves built once by miners from Murcia were excavated. Those miners came here to work in agriculture, but they dug their houses in the rock. At the end of the 20th century, the caves became a home and a workshop to artists and craftsmen, as well as a tourist attraction. Some caves are open to the public. Exhibitions, children activities, and concerts are organised on the site. During the tour, you can buy a picture, a hand-painted vase or a lamp. Below a short photo report from our visit.
Is it worth of sightseeing? I believe a dose of culture is always good. So is getting to know local folklore. However, I recommend checking what’s going on in advance (e.g. on Cuevas facebook profile). On a regular day, you can still walk around, but only a few caves are open so it is much more entertaining during an event of some kind, like a concert.
Finally, I would just like to say that in many places in Spain people live in caves to this day. Maybe someone gets inspired and wish to rent, or buy a house in the cave? 🙂
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