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Nerja Museum

Nerja Museum Entrance

The Nerja Museum offers its visitors a highly visual journey, with plenty of interactive and audiovisual elements covering the history of the area from the first settlers of the Nerja Caves, in the Upper Palaeolithic era, some 24,000 years ago, right up until the tourist boom of the last century prompted by the discovery of the caves themselves in 1959.

The museum covers three floors with approximately 1,800 square meters of space. Visitors can wander through these areas soaking up not only the history of the caves and the town but also the rich history of the entire Axarquia region with touches of the past from Torrox, Frigiliana and the town of Vélez-Málaga which played a crucial role in the re-invasion of the area by the Catholic Kings in 1487.

Amongst the exhibits expect to find archaeological finds from the caves including ceramics, ancient utensils used by early inhabitants and the skeleton of a young women who lived in the caves some 18,000 years ago.


The Museum can be found in the North West corner of Plaza de España in the heart of Nerja directly behind the Town Hall and just a stones throw from the Balcón de Europa. There is also plenty of parking available as the Museum is located directly above one of the municipal car parks.

Opening times

Open Monday to Sunday


10am to 2pm
4pm to 6,30pm

During the summer months of September and August hours change slightly


10am to 2pm
6pm to 10pm


Entrance is free for EU citizens below the age of 18 and above the age of 65.

For a joint visit to the Nerja Caves you'll receive a discount of €2.

General admission : €6 per person

Group admission : €4 per person

Address & Contact

Address. 4 Plaza de España, Nerja, Málaga, Spain

Tel. +34 952 52 72 24


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