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Nerja cave and museum reopen with restrictions and temperature checks

Two visitors to the Nerja cave with Nerja Cave foundation manager Chema Domínguez on Monday.
Two visitors to the Nerja cave with Nerja Cave foundation manager Chema Domínguez on Monday. / SUR
  • June marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the tourist attraction and a new walking route will be inaugurated to celebrate the occasion

The Nerja cave reopened to the public on Monday, with restrictions including a 70 per cent reduction in ticket sales and temperature controls for visitors.

Hand sanitizer and gloves have been placed around the site and a distance of five metres must be kept between groups of visitors.

The reopening coincides with the 60th anniversary of the first visits to the caves on 12 June 1960 and as such the Nerja Cave Foundation has marked the date by creating a walk which takes visitors through the grounds, above the caves. The botanic gardens, home to 1000-year-old pine trees, will also be open from 9 June from 9am until 3pm.

The cave ticket includes access to the Nerja museum, with the former open from 9.30am to 4.30pm with the museum open from 10am to 4pm. The opening times will be extended from 23 June.