The cave of Vallina is one of the several caves we can find in Llanes county, located in the tiny village of Porrua.
The singularity of this cave, apart from the fact that there are plenty of different formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, gours, columns, angel wings etc., is that we can easily find one kind of formation called eccentric stalactite, which breaks the gravity laws.
The cave is about 1km long, at the entrance of the cave entrance, we have to crawl for like 5m, but the rest of the cave can walk standing.
On our way through the cave, our guide will explain the different formations, how they were formed, why, their value and singularity.
You will explore this fascinating underground world finding new formations at every step. Undoubtedly, you will experience a time travel, from the shape of the earth, to the life of prehistorical humans until our days because this cave was used during the Spanish Civil War as a place to hide and as a bunker during the bombings.
Asturias is like a Gruyere cheese. Its geology is mainly formed by limestone, a very “soft” rock that quickly gets erosional by the water. Thanks to that, Asturias is full of caves, wholes and different genuine formations.