The Nerja Caves are located in the beautiful town of Nerja, Malaga, Andalusia.
They have a total length of 4,283 m, of which only one third are available for sightseeing, while the rest of the galleries can be visited also by caving groups after previous reservation.
The visit to the Caves of Nerja will surprise by the size of the chambers with high ceilings and magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites, where are represented virtually all known types. In areas not exposed to the public, there are spectacular formations with very large roofs of tens of meters and filled with stalactites.
Descending a staircase we reach the Sala del Vestibulo, with a major archaeological finding, panel paintings and a showcase of human remains and ceramics found in the cave.
Of all the chambers of the Caves of Nerja is outstanding the Cataclismo, where you can see the mark of an earthquake that took place in the 800 thousand years ago. It is also possible to see paintings in the Hall of la Torca, and symbolic representations of animals in the Chamber of los Fantasmas.
To see some fabulous views of stalactites and stalagmites of the Caves of Nerja, it is best to visit the viewpoint in the Hall of Colmillo del Elefante.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm. In winter only until 6.30 pm. Price: 6 €, reduced prices for senior citizens and children under 12 years.
Being Nerja situated on the Costa del Sol, you only have to take the Mediterranean motorway (A-7, N-340) from any point on the western Málaga coast, following the direction towards Motril-Almería.