La Cova del Gamell de Dénia: location and curiosities

La Cova del Gamell de Dénia: location and curiosities

November 18 from 2023 - 09: 00

Is the Gamell cave, not from Camel ("camel" in Valencian), as it is often called incorrectly. Its name is due to gamello, Valencian word that refers to the object that serves to feed goats and sheep.

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El Cartographic Institute of Valencia has prepared this map of the routes of all the Montgó caves. Marked in blue, the route to Cova del Gamell.

How to arrive

The route is the same as that of the Cova de l'Aigua: from the urban center of Dénia, we take the Path Pou de la Muntanya, and then the Camino de la Colonia to the Pare Pere Hermitage. There, we begin the PR-CV 152 trail, which takes us back along the Camí de la Colònia. This path owes its name to the Montgó Agricultural Colony, which was an attempt at colonization that was carried out last century to reactivate the economy, but which did not come to fruition. La Cova del Gamell is at the end of this path.


It is oriented to the north and is a consequence of erosion. The curves and colors of the interior walls are striking.


Pulling the thread of his name, we find out that in the Cova del Gamell, the shepherds locked up their herds of goats and sheep. This is data taken from the book Els noms de lloc and person from Dénia, by Joan Ivars Cervera, deposited in the Dénia Municipal Archive.

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