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If you visit Nerja on the Costa del Sol you cannot leave without having visited the magnificent “Caves of Nerja.” They were discovered in 1959 by young locals who were exploring the area and luckily stumbled upon this architectural wonderland.
The caves are situated just outside of town and accessible from the A7 highway. There is a massive parking area for up to 300 vehicles so you can leave your car in safety at a reasonable price.
Below are the entrance fees:
General Public : 13€ / Children 6-12 years: 11€ / Children less than 6 years: Free
To keep the numbers at a pleasant and safe level, the guided tours are arranged in hourly blocks so you can choose your preferred time at the ticket office.
When you begin the tour, you will receive a small tablet and earphones that gives a running commentary in your language. Proper shoes and clothing are recommended.
We began our tour in an adjacent room where we enjoyed a short video explaining the history of the caves and the events leading up to its discovery.
Afterwards, we followed the guide underneath the building towards the cavern entrance. From that moment, it was a fantastic amble of discovery and trepidation as we embraced the uncanny surroundings.
The lights on the pedestrian walkways are dimly lit and the damp atmosphere gives off an eerie feeling. It’s like the set of a movie as you approach the cavern entrance with its colossal stalagmites and monolithic columns ascending to the rooftops of the cave.
We were so impressed with this hidden architectural discovery that we have already decided to make another visit when we are in the area.
The tour lasts for around 45 min. and you will not be disappointed.
Below you can enjoy some of the photos we were able to snap on the tour.