Cova de la Font Major cave

Places of cultural or historical interest
It is one of the longest in the world, formed by an underground passageway made up of more than 3.5 kilometres of corridors, which can be easily accessed. It allows a wealth of geological conglomerates to be discovered.

Like many great discoveries, this cave was found accidentally in 1853, but it was not until 1992 that restoration work began. This reconstruction included not only preservation of the original environment, but also the possibility of converting the route into a museum tour, an idea which became reality with the inauguration of the Cave Museum two years later, in 1994.

The cave has the peculiarity of being located in the town itself. It is one of the longest in the world, formed by an underground passageway dispersing into more than 3.5 kilometres of corridors, which are easily accessible.

It allows us to discover a group of geological conglomerates of great value. Moreover, its distribution and use of space testifies to the human presence in these prehistoric rocky confines.

On entering the corridors, the visit becomes a carefully planned pedagogical exercise, deeply rooted in the natural surroundings. Typical prehistoric tools, motifs and methods are exhibited, with the advantage of being able to see at the same time the physical environment in which these activities took place.

The visit is completed with a carefully prepared audiovisual installation, which takes a deeper look at the information already acquired by the visitor.

  • Architectural style: Prehistory
  • Year of construction: paleolític
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish
  • Ownership: Public
  • Opening hours - summer : Monday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 18:30.
  • Opening hours - winter: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 18:00.
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Cova de la Font Major cave
  • Cova de la Font Major cave

  • Address:Avenue Catalunya, s/n

  • 43440 Espluga de Francolí, l'

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • Cova de la Font Major cave
  • Cova de la Font Major cave

  • Address: Avenue Catalunya, s/n

  • 43440 Espluga de Francolí, l'

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • Telephone:977 871 220

  • Fax:977 871 343

  • E-mail:fontmajor@covesdelespluga.info

  • Web:http://www.covesdelespluga.info

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