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Nerja cave 'romería' party cancelled due to vandalism in previous years

  • Mayor Rosa Arrabal said: “We have been looking for an alternative site for the party but unfortunately we have not found anywhere appropriate”

Nerja town hall and the archaeologist and conservationist at Nerja Caves, Luis Efrén Fernández, have announced that the party which is traditionally held on 14 May, the night before San Isidro, has been cancelled this year.

The move comes after Fernández wrote a letter to the council requesting an alternative site for the festivities due to damage caused in previous years. He said that vandalism and the consequences of alcohol consumption are ruining the area around the caves, as well as the botanic gardens which opened in 2017.

Mayor of Nerja, Rosa Arrabal, said that she had received the request in writing and that similar petitions had been made in previous years. “We have been looking for an alternative site for the party but unfortunately we have not found anywhere appropriate,” she said.

The main celebration will still take place as usual on 15 May.