LES COVES MERAVELLES

 

 

COVA MERAVELLES I COVA DEL DOS

IMPORTANT. En aquest moment les Coves estan tancades per precaució. No hi ha cap cas que hagi afectat a les Coves però  a causa de l'increment de casos al municipi es tanquen momentàniament. Disculpeu les molèsties. 

 

VISITES PROVISIONALS AMB MOTIU DE LA CRISI SANITÀRIA DEL COVID-19

Les visites es reservaran trucant al Punt d'Atenció Turística, al 977 46 23 34, a les Coves, al 977 26 78 00 

o al correu covesmeravelles@gmail.com

HORARIS ENTRADES: Els horaris establerts provisionalment són els següents:

*ampliació d'horaris fins al setembre.  Informeu-vos. ES RECOMANA LA RESERVA DE LA VISITA.

  • MATINS, entrades a les 10 hores, 10.50 hores, 11.40 hores, 12.30 hores i 13:15 hores

  • TARDES,  a les 16.00 hores, 16.50 hores, 17.40 hores, 18.30 hores i 19.15 hores.

- Entrada gratuïta amb el carnet super3 (acreditar al comprar les entrades)

NORMATIVA

  • Es recomana el pagament en targeta

  • Obligatori l'ús de mascareta

  • Grups màxim 16 persones

No es permet l'entrada d'animals de companyia a les Coves per motius de seguretat. 

PREUS 

The Speleological Research Group (GIE) of the Traveller Center de Gràcia, in a campaign carried out in the Serra de Cardó, discovered in the spring of 1967 a series of cavities while studying and researching the caves that have been known since ancient time in Benifallet as Caves of the Aumidiella and of which we know archaeological findings of the Neolithic. The group discovers the Cova Marigot, the Avenc del Sifó and the Cova Meravelles, which will be added to the existing ones, which make up what is currently known as the COVES MERAVELLES.

The six subterranean cavities are: Avenc del Sifó, Avenc del Cataclisme, Cova de l’Aumidiella Gran or Xafa-roques, Cova Marigot Cova del Dos and Cova Meravelles. The Cova Meravelles and the Cova del Dos are the two cavities open to the public. Both are visited in a guided way and last 45 minutes. In the Cova del Dos you can appreciate the historical remains of the Neolithic and the Battle of the Ebro; in the Cova Meravelles you will be excited about the spectacular eccentrics, very unusual formations. The Music Room will also give you big surprises. All the formations created with the slow dripping of the water create fantastic formations where the imagination knows no bounds: cows, elephants and even a rhino among stalactites, stalagmites, anemolites, gours and much more!

  • La Cova Meravelles

It has a total route of 510 meters, with about 9.82 meters of incline. It stands out for its quantity and quality of concretions, especially the eccentric ones. The slow dripping of seepage water, laden with dissolved carbonates, is giving rise to fascinating formations, sometimes bizarre, where the visitor's imagination discovers fantastic beings. The Meravelles cave was discovered in 1968. Only 200 meters are visited by tourists, the tourist part of this cave consists of three rooms:

a) The Pencil Room

 

The pencil room consists of a pile of thin stalactites on the ceiling, and on the floor, there is a curtain of stalagmites that surround a fully cylindrical stalagmite in the shape of a candle.

 

 

 

 
b) The amphitheatre room
 

Inside the amphitheatre room, we find the gours or lakes that, thanks to the water and mineral they carry, make circular shapes that look like the terraces of an amphitheatre. Another formation we find is the broccoli, which is due to splashes of water and the crystallization of the mineral and the fistula commonly called macaroni, because it is empty inside. Inside the room we also find one of the strangest formations inside a cave, a formation that seems to disobey the law of gravity. This formation is called eccentric. The flags, on the other hand, are formations hanging from the ceiling, like the stalactites but instead of being round they are flat, as the water drops gradually leave the mineral on the slope of the mountain, and the future column, which is about five inches short for it to join.

 

 

 

c) The music room

 

 And to finish the tour, we enter to the room of music. This is the smallest room, but it is the only one where we find a summary of all the formations that are in all the route; stalactites, stalagmites, columns, flags, macaronies and eccentrics. This room is called this way because there are stalactites that look like pipes from an organ and they emit different sounds when you touch it with the fingertips. This is because behind it there is a wall that helps to make a box of resonance and the noise comes out. The different sounds are a consequence of different lengths and different thicknesses.

 

 

  • Cova del Dos 

This cavity is called Cova del Dos because it has two entrances. This cavity is important at historical level, as there has been human presence. In the cave, we can see the reproduction of a bell-shaped vessel and one amphora. They form, with different spearheads and flint and three burials, the archaeological remains of the Neolithic found in the Caves of Benifallet. They can be visited at the Archaeological Museum of Barcelona and the Museum of the Terres de l'Ebre. According to oral memory, it is known that during the Spanish Civil War some people took refuge in the Cova del Dos. The cavity has 235 m of which 25 are visited.