Nerja Caves, Spain: A Must-Do Visit For The Whole Family

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Do you know what happens when young boys enjoy watching bats at night? Discovery of one of the most beautiful cave systems in SpainNerja Caves are situated in Malaga, discovered completely accidentally by five buddies from the area, is one of the most interesting and beautiful caves in Andalusia and probably that we have visited. And that’s what I’m going to be writing about today, the Nerja Caves in Spain and why you should visit them!

Not only is it a cave system, but only about one-fifth is discovered, it was once a place for humans to live, do ceremonial rituals, and a place for farming storage and pottery production.

Today everyone can visit the cave and get a glimpse into prehistoric life.

Why Nerja Caves Can NOT Be Missed

kid standing inside the amazing nerja caves in spain

My family might not be spelunkers, but we do enjoy visiting the occasional cave. Normally it’s a complicated thing since a lot of the caves aren’t fully developed for younger kids or people are not hardcore outdoorsy type (i.e. me).

entrance to the nerja caves

However, when doing research on what to do in this area the number one suggestion, for families, was Nerja Caves.

And there is a good reason for it.

With its well-done trails, stairs, and lighting inside, kids of all ages and adults can safely maneuver their way around this incredible place.

Related Read: Bike City Tour of Malaga, Costa Del Sol: The Best Way to See the City

enormous nerja caves

Fun Facts about Cuevas de Nerja

  • The Nerja Caves are a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres.
  • There are two natural entrances to the caves and one man-made.
  • The latter was made in 1960.
  • Skeletal remains found in the Nerja Caves indicate that they were inhabited from about 25,000 BC up until the Bronze Age.
  • Cave paintings, found on the walls, dating back to the Paleolithic and Post-Paleolithic periods.
  • By 4,500 BC the caves were being used for farming purposes and pottery production.
  • By 3,800 BC parts of the caves began to be used as a burial chambers.
  • The caves are divided into Galleries and each Gallery is made up of a number of Halls.

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Information for Visiting Nerja Caves

Phone: 95 252 95 20

General Visit – Begins with the screening of an audiovisual presentation in which you will be able to see details of the cave. Then there is an audio-guided visit through the Cave, lasting about 45 minutes.

  • Adults: €10
  • Children aged 6 years to 12 years: €6.00
  • Children under 6 years: Free

Basic Visit – The basic visit does not include the presentation or audio guides.

  • Adults: €9.00
  • Children aged 6 years to 12 years: €5.00
  • Children under 6 years: Free
  • Seniors: €4.50

Cueva Tren

  • Adults: €12
  • Children aged 6 to 12 years: €8
  • Children under 6 years: Free
  • You do need to book a time with this trip.

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Must-Do A Visit to Nerja Caves, Spain

Last Updated on October 4, 2023

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