Alekk M. Saanders
On 12 June 1960, the Nerja Caves were opened to the public. This came exactly 18 months after the discovery of this natural treasure by five local boys from the nearby village of Maro. Just after the discovery, experts started researching the entire ... complex consisting of a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres. After preparing all the paperwork it was decided to open less than one third (9,371 m2) of the total area (35,484 m2) of the caves to the public. Besides the two natural ... entrances, a third was built at the southern end of the caves to allow easy access for visitors. The Nerja Caves are made up of galleries and each gallery has a number of halls. Unsurprisingly, the caves were immediately called 'Catedral Natural de Málaga'