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“The caves”
Review of Cueva de Nerja

Cueva de Nerja
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$42.52*
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Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Malaga
Ranked #3 of 58 things to do in Nerja
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With a volume of more than 100,000 m3 and a surface covering 9,371 m2, the Tourist galleries represent approximately one-third of the cave. The cave has been used as a habitat, a burial site and for cultural expression. There are remnants testifying to the passage of hunters, gatherers and fishermen from more than 30,000 years ago. The General Visit starts with the screening of a audiovisual presentation in which you will be able to see spectacular details of the cave (10 minutes). Then an audio-guided visit through the different chambers of the Cave, in a pleasant walk of about 45 minutes where you will discover the many secrets the grotto keeps (audio-guided in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Russian). When the cave closes its doors, a small group of privileged people can enter the mystery of the underworld to enjoy the magnificence and beauty of the cave, and discover its secrets. You can choose between three modalities of Exclusive Tours
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Spectacular sight. some lighting but maybe not enough in places, although that made it more a natural experience.Lots of steps so not for the infirm. There was not enough guides, but maybe that was because it was november and not so busy. A photo was taken as we entered the caves, you had the choice to buy it at the end. There is a good cafe outside, with great views.

Thank grace w
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I was truly amazed at these caves. Only a small proportion are open to the public and stories abound that the complex itself reaches as far as Malaga. The caves were only discovered in the late 19C by some school boys hunting bats. The original opening that they found can be seen in the gardens. The caves have been used for a variety of things since prehistoric times. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

do not go to nerja and miss these! only one euro on the bus and well worth it, but do bear in mind that there are lots of steps!

Thank martb65
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Didn't know about the caves before hand. Very easy to find. Good value for money. Audio tour available. Left to your own devices and speed.

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Excellent

Thank recoverydriver
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We walked from Riu Monica Hotel - didnt realise jsut how far it was! Excellent caves, Huge!!! Definately worth a visit but maybe catch the bus for 1 euro :-)

Thank Tom C
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