Nerja Cave

Nerja Cave

One of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

The famous Nerja Cave was discovered on 12th January 1959 by some young people of the place, who while were playing they saw as from a hole in the ground bats came out. The curiosity of these young people led them to enter down this cavity discovering what is today one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

The Tourist Galleries have an area of ​​9,371 m2 and correspond approximately to a third of the total of the cave.

The cave has 589 cave paintings of the upper Paleolithic and recent prehistory, although for reasons of conservation cannot be visited. Some of these paintings have been dated as the first known work of art in the history of mankind.

The tourist visit has a 45-minute tour in which you will go back millions of years in time. You can see stalactites, stalagmites, columns, gours, macaroni and many other formations, some of them never seen in any cave in the world. Also highlight the gigantic central column of the cataclysm hall that holds the position of the world’s largest in the Guinness book of records.

No doubt, the Nerja Cave, is a must see and you should not miss this experience.





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