The huge limestone massif of Sare and its surrounding area has numerous cavities. One of them, called LEZEA or CAVES OF SARE, can nowadays be visited as it was over 2 million years ago!
We encourage you to visit the "cave" page to find out more about its history, its characteristics and the guided tour we have on offer.
The Grottes de Sare site brings together several spaces :
Questions about the visit? Check our F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions).
Born in Ataun (province of Gipuzkoa in the South of the Basque Country), JM de BARANDIARAN was one of the greatest anthropologists of his time. He was a refugee in Sare for 15 years and the village became his favourite research topic.
The guided tour of the Caves of Sare is dedicated to him in acknowledgement of a whole life devoted to the memory of the Basque people.
Eight caves set up a partnership with "Under the earth and without border", so that you can discover the specificities of each one of them. Every year in March, during one day, you will be able to visit all of them at a very special price.
More about the "Under the earth and without border" project on Lurpea website.