The Nerja caves are in the municipality of Nerja and more specifically in the town of Maro. They belong to the province of Malaga so if you are in the area it is a truly worth seeing place and worth visiting. They are more than four kilometers long, although only a third of that distance is considered of tourist interest. They were discovered in 1959.
They have three entrances, of which two are natural and one artificial that is enabled for visits. Within the Nerja caves There are two main areas of tourist interest: Low Galleries and the High and New Galleries, the latter discovered in the 70s and that has a narrow passage to access a room called Cataclysm, although as a general rule they are not visited. The cave rooms are very spacious, they have stalactite and stalagmite formations and their ceilings are high. In areas that are not exposed to the public, spectacular stalactite formations are observed.
In the route that visitors make, you can appreciate the extremely high vaults that constitute a quarter of the total route of the Nerja caves. Several rooms appear consecutively and when descending some stairs you reach the Lobby Room, where there is an impressive archaeological site with several panels of paintings and ceramic remains that were found right there.
One of the most spectacular rooms is the Cataclysm Room, where you can see the earthquake tracks that were in the area eight thousand years ago. In the Torca Room It is where the famous cave paintings are. In the Ghost Room symbolic representations of animals can be seen and, finally, in the Nativity scene you can see a burial of more than 6,000 years.
Located 20 minutes from Malaga capital, in winter its hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In July and August, it opens continuously from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. It only closes on January 1 and May 15. The normal price per adult is € 8.50, children under 12 pay € 4.50 and children under 6 are free. In groups of 15 people, the entrance to each one costs € 6.
Caves Of Nerja Spain (February 2023)
- Nerja Caves, Malaga