The Caves of Nerja

Stalactite in the Caves
Stalactite in the Caves


The caves of Nerja are situated 45 minutes east of Malaga, just outside the picturesque town of Nerja.

First Discovered

The Caves of Nerja are the most magnificent that Spain has to offer. They were first discovered in 1959 by local boys chasing bats, who exposed the entrance to a huge system of limestone caverns.

A Visit to the Caves

A visit to Nerja's caves is going to a memorable occasion. Visitors are treated to a series of halls and chambers all individually lit to show off the archaeological finds. Nerja's caves are divided into six different halls, which are joined by stairs and stone floors.

The Six Halls

Entrance Hall Créche Hall
Cataclysm Hall Ballet Hall
Phantoms Hall Elephant Eye-Tooth Hall

Popular Attraction

The caves boast to being Nerja's most popular attraction, drawing thousands of visitors a year. Many come to see the World's largest joined stalactite.

Home to live musical performances throughout the year, the caves have been dubbed the Costa del Sol's Natural Cathedral.

Opening Hours

10:00 to 14:00 - Morning
16:00 to 18:30 - Afternoon
16:00 to 20:00 - Afternoon (July & August)

Typical Length of stay is 45 minutes

Images of the Caves of Nerja

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