"NERJA CAVES -- "CUEVA DE NERJA"" Spain Things to Do Tip by LoriPori
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Wednesday, March21, 2001
While in Nerja, a must see acitivity is to visit the CUEVA DE NERJA the Nerja Caves, a 3000 years old cave with colossal Stalactites. Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed going through the caves. At the time the entrance fee was 800 pesetas or $7.20 CDN.
Among its most outstanding features is a column of 32 metres in height made up of one billion drops of water.
Discovered in 1959, when five youngsters from Nerja and Maro stumbled upon it while on a nocturnal adventure hunting bats, Nerja Cave is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe.
There is a total of 4,283 metres of caves, of which only a third are open to the public. For the moment, you are only allowed to enter the areas called Galerias Bajas (the lower galleries), known for their high vaulted ceilings and beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites
One of the most spectacular caverns is the one known as the Cataclysm, an area on which Palaeolithic cave paintings (symbols and animals) can be seen.
As it was so dark inside the caves, it was next to impossible to take any decent photos, so the accompanying picture is from a post-card.
Address: 52 kilometres east of Malage
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