CUEVAS DE NERJA
The caves of nerja, one of the treasures more visited in Andalucía (the third monument of Spain more visited), and one of the caves with greater beauty of Europe, is located in the villa of Maro, to about 3 Km of Nerja. The caves of nerja are formed by natural calcification and underground currents. They were discovered in 1959 by neighbors of Maro. In prehistory it was already occupied and the proof of it are the paintings found in some of the galleries (22 paintings declared NATIONAL- HISTORIC- ARTISTIC MONUMENT ) and the human rests and objects found in the cave which are exhibited permanently.
The caves have a total route of 4.283 meters, of which, only one third part can be visited by the tourist.
The caves have the greater natural vault of the world and you can see hunging of the ceilings calcareous formation (stalactites and stalagmites) that almost is joined with others in the ground.
In the summer time, concretely in the month of July, The Internatinal Festival of the Cave of Nerja is organized, where it is possible to be enjoyed concerts, ballet, flamenco, etc,interpretated by artists and groups of international reputation.
Carretera de Maro, s/n, 29787 Nerja ( Málaga ) – España