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Cuevas de Nerja (Nerja Caves)

Cuevas de Nerja (Nerja Caves) Review

Between Almuñécar and Nerja, these caves are on a road surrounded by giant cliffs and dramatic seascapes. Signs point to the cave entrance above the village of Maro, 4 km (2½ miles) east of Nerja. Its spires and turrets, created by millennia of dripping water, are now floodlit for better views. One suspended pinnacle, 200 feet long, is the world's largest known stalactite. The cave painting of seals discovered here may be the oldest example of art in existence—and the only ones known to have been painted by Neanderthals. The awesome subterranean chambers create an evocative setting for concerts and ballets during the Nerja Festival of Music and Dance, held annually during the second and third weeks of July. There is also a bar-restaurant near the entrance with a spacious dining room that has superb panoramic views.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Nerja, 29780
  • Phone: 952/529520
  • Cost: €8.50
  • Hours: July and Aug., daily 10–7:30; Sept.–June, daily 10–2 and 4–6:30
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  • Location: Nerja
Updated: 06-18-2013

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