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The stalactite caves in Nerja

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Adventures in the Earth’s Interior: The Wondrous Dripstone Caves of Nerja

When visiting Nerja, Spain, your trip would be incomplete without a trip to the breathtaking Nerja Caves, also known as the “Cueva de Nerja.” Some of the most impressive in the world, these stalactite caves offer a unique journey into the bowels of the earth and a treasure trove of natural beauty and history.

History of the Nerja Caves

The Nerja Caves are not only an exploration of natural wonders, but they also have a fascinating history. They were discovered by chance in 1959 by a group of young men hunting for bats. These caves, which have existed for millions of years, reveal traces of early human settlements and date back to the Paleolithic period.

An overwhelming treasure trove of stalactites and stalagmites

As you enter the Nerja caves, you’ll be amazed by the sight of the countless stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the ceiling and rising from the floor. The teardrop-shaped formations are created over millions of years as water drips down from the ceiling, leaving behind limestone deposits. The caves have several chambers with spectacular formations, the largest of which is known as the “Sala del Cataclismo,” meaning “Hall of Cataclysm.”

Prehistoric Treasures and Paintings

During your visit you will discover impressive prehistoric paintings that have been preserved for centuries. These paintings reveal depictions of hunters, animals and ceremonial scenes, giving us a deeper understanding of the people who once inhabited these caves.

Visit the caves of Nerja

The Nerja caves are easily accessible and open to visitors all year round. There are guided tours available that allow you to explore the caves safely and discover their amazing secrets. The temperature inside the caves is constant throughout the year, so you can expect a refreshing experience no matter when you visit.

The dripstone caves of Nerja: A masterpiece of nature

The Nerja Caves are a masterpiece of nature and a time warp to the past. Their mystery and beauty will capture your heart and leave you with memories to last a lifetime. A trip to these wondrous stalactite caves will be the highlight of your trip to Nerja and an adventure you won’t soon forget.

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