You'll find the famous "Salamanca Cave" close to el Convento de San Esteban and alongside the Villena Tower. A whole series of legends have grown up about it over the years and it is mentioned in the works of writers as prestigious as Cervantes, Quevedo and Rojas. Supposedly, the Marqués de Villena, who was the sacristan of San Ciprián Church during the 14th century brought students here to teach them about the occult sciences and fortune-telling. The Catholic Monarchs, Fernando and Isabel ordered it to be bricked up and it remained so for nearly 500 years until the local council restored it and opened the remains to the public a few years ago. Visitors can only look into it from the outside through a grille.
Attractions & Landmarks
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