The Treasure Cave of Rincon de la Victoria recorded a record of visits yesterday with the entry of 1,387 people in one day, as announced on Tuesday by the Councilor for Tourism and Culture, Antonio José Martín (PP). This is a figure higher than the visits counted during the last months, and which coincides with the availability of the free admission on Mondays as it is a Cultural Interest Property (BIC). "This action, among others, has contributed to the good results that continue to rise," he said.
According to Martín, "from January to June of this year the number of visits has been 21,846 people, 33% more than last year in the same period." During 2018, the cave recorded 37,314 visits, 2,567 more visits compared to the previous year. The mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Francisco Salado (PP) has valued these figures very positively by ensuring that «we will continue to increase them by promoting and promoting this natural and unique heritage in Europe such as La Cueva del Tesoro to consolidate as a tourist and cultural destination» .
Registered visits are mostly from Spanish tourism, from communities such as Madrid, Catalonia, or Castilla La Mancha, followed by English, German, French and Italian, highlighting the considerable increase in Russian tourism. The family audience is still the main profile of the visitor to La Cueva del Tesoro. In recent years, interesting initiatives have been launched, such as audio guides available in different languages ??such as Spanish, English, French, German and Italian to visit in approximately 45 minutes. Also, the substitution of the railings and handrails of the route inside the enclosure has been carried out, as well as the lighting of the cave with special bulbs to com
In addition, explains the mayor "the presence in the most important tourist fairs through promotional actions, have driven the growing visits to the cavity." The summer months, from July to September, continue to concentrate the greatest number of visits, so "we will continue promoting the rest of the months of the year with new strategies to break the seasonality of tourism in the municipality," he adds.
Visiting hours until September 15 are from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday. The cave is located on Avenida de Picasso, 21 of Rincón de la Victoria. There are reduced rates. The Treasure Cave is one of the only three caves of marine origin that are known in the world. In its galleries were found remains of the Paleolithic and the Bronze Age, as well as samples of Rock Art.