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Visiting the Caves and Museum

Although Nerja enjoys approximately 300 days of sunshine each year, there are inevitably days when it does rain. As a small sea side town most of the activities revolve around the outdoors whether they be the beach or the natural parks however rainy days in Nerja do provide the perfect excuse to visit one of the towns greatest tourist attractions, the Nerja Caves. As a site that is gaining increasing notoriety thanks to the ancient cave paintings found within you simply must visit the caves if you’re in Nerja.

A standard visit to the caves taking you through the ‘Tourist Galleries’ will take around forty five minutes to an hour with a restaurant on site that has beautiful views over the village of Maro and the sea. Entrance prices start at €8.50 for adults, €4.50 for six to twelve year olds with children under the age of six getting in for free. During the winter months there are tours for the more adventurous if you want to get more physically involved however these must be pre-booked. You can drive to the caves or go by bus with regular buses going to and from the caves every day.

As well as visiting the caves you should also use the day to visit the Nerja Natural History Museum which was opened to expand upon a visit to the caves. It’s a highly interactive museum which covers much of the early history of the caves and what was found within as scientists and geologists began to study them further. As well as the caves the museum also covers much of the history of Nerja and the wider area.

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