Day Trip to the Nerja Caves

The Nerja caves are located 3 kilometres from the center of Nerja, about a 45 minute drive from Malaga. They are some of the most beautiful caves in Europe.

Timetables:

June 15 to September 15, daily, 10 am-2 pm and 4-8 pm.

September 16 to June 14, 10 am-2 pm and 4-6.30 pm.

Closed: January 1,  May 15.

In 1959 five boys from Maro, near Nerja, were exploring and found by chance the caves of Nerja. The caves were opened to the public the next year. In 1970 the authorities discovered the upper and new galleries. The Caves of Nerja are now a National Monument. They consist of crystalline dolomites.

The cave is about 4200m long but only the Low Galleries can be visited. There are eight rooms in total. The Room of the Cataclysm has the largest column in the world, which is 49m high, and with a diameter of 18m.

The Room of the Cascade has a stage and 600 seats and every August the room is used for the Festival of Music and Dance. The Torca Chamber has cave paintings of animals. The Lobby has a display of human remains, tools and ceramics found in the caves. The Chamber of the Elephant’s Tusk has beautiful views of stalactites and stalagmites.