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Cueva de Ágreda

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This small municipality stands out mostly for the cave located next to the village, reason why it’s called “Cueva de Ágreda”. The cave’s limestone formation creates beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and inside you can hear the water trickling from the Araviana, Cueva, Prados and Valdehierro rivers.

 

The cave of Cacus (Cueva del dios Caco) has traditionally been said to be the abode of Cacus, the Roman god who stole Hercules’ bulls and cows. He made the herd enter the cave backwards in order to not be discovered. However, the cattle that stayed outside missed the other ones and began to moo, making the ones inside the cave respond and expose Cacus. As punishment, Hercules buried Cacus and placed a mountain on top of him. This is the origin of the mountain’s name, Moncayo.

 

Inside the cave there is a significant bat colony, and cameras have been installed in order to record the cave’s ecosystem. These images are later projected in the Interpretation Centre of Moncayo (Centro de Interpretación del Moncayo) which is located right outside the cave.

 

In the village there is a 12th-century Romanesque church devoted to Santa María de la Cueva and placed on top of a Pre-Roman fort.

 

Another aspect worth mentioning is the vast meadow called Dehesa, only three kilometres away from the village, next to the road that leads to Beratón. This meadow is crowded with ancient oak trees and a natural pool formed by the Molinos river. This village is located in the Araviana Valley where you can find many karst caves and soft hills.

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View of Cueva de Ágreda
View of Cueva de Ágreda
Cave in Cueva de Ágreda
Cave in Cueva de Ágreda
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
Oak grove and Mount Moncayo
Oak grove and Mount Moncayo
Path to Mount Moncayo from Cueva de Ágreda
Path to Mount Moncayo from Cueva de Ágreda

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