Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Nerja

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Discover prehistoric life in the underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Stretching almost 5 km (3.1 mi), the caves are a long series of caverns comprised of eight rooms and two main entrances. Tour the main lobby to see human artifacts and remains found in the caves. In the Elephant Tusk chamber, admire the impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. Attend a concert in the 600-seat natural amphitheater of the Cascade room. The caves are accessible by car or bus, but a relaxing walk along the coast is another way to return to Nerja. With our online itinerary creator, Nerja attractions like Fundación Cueva de Nerja can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We visited caves with 2 young children (ages 5 and 6 ) and they as well as us found it really enjoyable. We bought our tickets from the nerja museum in the town - this means you get access to the muse...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We pre-booked our time slot online which is a must. Interesting hour and nice and cool! Think eleven is enough.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Easy if you book online to turn up and enter but be prepared for a wait if not. Lots of steps and slight damp so wear trainers. Audio tour in your language, lasts about 45 mins. Only €10 adult and €6 ...  more »
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  • Interesting place, it is a must when in Nerja. Lots of parking spaces (and cheap). The tour lasts around 40 minutes. they have devices for each language, so that is very quite and you get to learn. You can take pics (no flash off course) and after that you can hang out a little bit, have a quick bite in the restaurant with a great view, and if you feel like walking they also have a botanical garden.
  • Quite possibly the most impressive caves in the world. Really amazing formations that are hundreds of thousands of years old. I highly recommend going on one of the organised tours--preferably after hours if in the summer--otherwise you'll be sharing the experience with 1000 others.
  • Been there a few times as it's such an interesting place. In my opinion they have spoilt it by putting you in groups. You don't get the time to marvel at the wonders that nature creates. If you're at the back of the group, what the audio is telling you means very little as you can't see what you're being told about, then once you get to where the audio was talking about its time to move on. you feel very pressured to keep moving. Forty minutes (average tour time) is nowhere near enough to take in this natural marvel. In all its still worth a visit but if you don't know the history then the audio will mean very little.
  • Stunning caves No flip flops allowed ...400 steps. Good fish lunch at restaurant with great views of whitewashed village of Maro and the sea. A great day staying out of the sun.
  • Beautiful caves and an excellent tour. The included audio guide really helps to bring the history of the cave to life and explain the different formations and how they came about. Would suggest you go early (we went at 1100) to avoid the large crowds as it is a more pleasant experience.

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Luxury and economy hotels line the water at Burriana Beach, the most popular beach in the city. For a stay in the center of the action, consider lodging at Carabeo Beach along the town's main promenade. Lodging in El Capistrano Village, a recreation of a traditional village, offers a peaceful respite in white-washed buildings among flower gardens.
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