A short 4kms past Nerja are Las Cuevas De Nerja which were discovered in 1959 by a group of lads from the village of Maro.
Once through a narrow crevice they discovered a series of chambers that would become Nerja’s most famous tourist attraction.
Once through the ticket office you’ll enter a geological wonder which goes through the chambers called Cascade, Phantom and Cataclysm.
In addition, within this magnificent structure you have the High Galleries which includes the Chamber of the Pillars of Hercules which depict astounding Paleolithic paintings. These paintings are believed to be 20,000 years old.
However the latter chambers are not open to the public but are accessible to restricted groups of specialised visitors.
On the 15th June 1960, the caves were declared a historic and artistic monument. The caves cover an area of 4823 metres in length although only a quarter are open to the public.
Outside the caves, the visitor will find ample parking, a good restaurant with internal and external terraces and those with children will find a play area and numerous gardens.
Winter Summer 1000hrs-1400hrs 1000hrs-1930hrs 1600hrs-1830hrs
The summer season covers the months of July and August and the caves are open every day except 1st January and 15th May.
Tariff Adults 8.50e Children aged 6-12 4.50e Children under 6 yrs free
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