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The Treasure Cave Rincon de la Victoria

Rincón de la Victoria has one of the only three caves of marine origin known in the world.

It is the only one of these characteristics in the European Continent; the other two were discovered in Asia and Central America. The sea formed galleries typical of underwater caves, with columns and gorges that are the base of the Cueva del Tesoro. Later, once the area above sea level emerged, fresh water filtrations were forming formations of stalactites and stalagmites, typical of caves of terrestrial origin and erosion by fresh water. The cave is mostly known for the legend that surrounds it, about the existence of a treasure hidden in one of its caves during the Arab period. This tradition is reflected in the writings of the seventeenth century of Fray Antonio Agustín de Milla y Suazo. The treasure was hidden by the emperor of the Almorávides Tasufín ibn Ali in the twelfth century.

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