Cueva de Nerja - Nerja, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 36° 45.719 W 003° 50.694
30S E 424589 N 4068801
Quick Description: Opened to the public in 1960, the Cueva de Nerja are located at 4 km outside the town area of Nerja, at the bottom of Sierra Almijara and opposite the picturesque village of Maro.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 3/26/2014 7:03:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMKDP5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
An information board reads:

On 12th January 1959, five young men of the town of Maro discovered one of the most spectacular caves in the Iberian Peninsula. Declared a Historical Monument on 15th June 1961, nearly 5 km of its chambers and galleries, occupying a space in excess of 300,000 cubic metres, are currently known.

The spectacularity of its chambers, with its abundant and varied speleothems, its archaelogical site and its paintings, make it an exceptional cave and one of the foremost instances of the karstic and archaeological heritage in the south of the peninsula.

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On June 12, 1960, the Nerja Cave hosted the troupe de ballet La Tour de Paris along with Malaga Symphony Orchestra. Since then, each July, the Cave, with its exceptional acoustics, hosts the International Festival of Music and Dance when performances by leading figures of opera, flamenco, dance and classical music fill the Cave with magic.
Bien:: Cueva de Nerja

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Andalucía

Provincia:: Málaga

Municipio:: Nerja

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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