The caves are situated about 4 km from Nerja. Discovered in 1959, they are among the most beautiful caves in Europe due to the stalactite and stalagmite formations present there.
It was inhabited by man 30,000 years ago and there are still cave paintings from the Superior Palaeolithic.
They were first inhabited by man 30,000 years ago, although latest research could increase the period of occupation to the Neanderthal era. There are cave paintings from the Superior Palaeolithic but some of them could be even older as they are related to the Neanderthal man.
Once a year, in July, the Nerja Caves Music and Dance Festival is celebrated here, one of the most important cultural venues on the Costa del Sol.