Halfway along Calle Pintada, there is a small square with a piece of stone from the Caves of Nerja. The stone has a plaque thanking the Cave Foundation for its support and assistance in renovating this important street. If you can, try to visit the caves - they're truly one of the natural wonders of Nerja.
This is one of only three caves of marine origin in the world. It is unique in Europe and has Neolithic cave paintings, pottery and lithic objects. Legend has it that there is hidden treasure inside that, despite search expeditions, has not yet been found.
Next to the road and the train line that goes to Malaga, we found this cave and the river flowing out of it. A nice place that invites you to take a dip. It was a pity that we went in winter and couldn't but we will return.
A great experience, nothing like other more "comercial caves." It is a large cavity retaining hundreds of paintings and Paleolithic (30000-8000 years before present)engravings on the inside, among which airbrushed paintings of hands, drawings of animals (horses, deer, goats, fish, etc..), and the figures of women, very rare in the Iberian Paleolithic art can be highlighted. Furthermore, Ardales cave preserves several human burials of great anthropological interest. The number of daily visitors is regulated and the inner journey is done with a guide. To visit the cave you need to book at the Guadalhorce Heritage Network, who are in charge of organising everything.
Visiting this cave is a fantastic experience. It is lit with lanterns and the guide will explain the history to you. Recommended 100%. The tour lasts an hour or a little more. One of the best caves I've visited.
Legend has it that in the dark and damp shelter of a cave, long ago, a farmer from the village found a calf. A calf as golden as the sun, with a brightness so intense that it lit the last bit of his hidden stash. A calf of gold, deep gold. A golden calf. This legend has given town its name: Cuevas calf. But there is another more prosaic and much less mysterious reason. The folk tale that a calf was lost in the depth of night. His bleating of regret was heard by the people. Peasants heard the weeping and found the creature numb with cold. Calf Caves, perhaps this could be another name of your holy Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. More legends still emerge from this town and to be recounted later.
This cave is one of the most important of Spain. It is located in the Municipality of Mollina Malaga. It has an 18m drop inside. You can find marine corals that have been submerged under water for many years. Fantastic.