Caves and Frigiliana

The caves complex at Nerja is one of Europe’s most spectacular open to the public. They were only discovered in 1959 and are well worth a visit, especially on a warm day! After your visit, you go up into the hills to visit the award winning village of Frigiliana. This is one of the best preserved Moorish “Pueblo Blancos”, or “White Villages”. Here we explore the old town with it’s lovely craft and leather shops, stopping to sample the local wine.

Frigiliana lanes by the mirador
Walkways in the caves at Nerja
Archway in Frigiliana old town
Nerja caves stalagtites
Columns in Nerja caves
Frigiliana ingenio
Frigiliana houses
Frigiliana main street
Frigiliana lanes by the mirador Walkways in the caves at Nerja Archway in Frigiliana old town Nerja caves stalagtites Columns in Nerja caves Frigiliana ingenio Frigiliana houses Frigiliana main street

Typical Caves & Frigiliana Itinerary

You will be issued personal audio guide systems on entrance to the caves. As a result you are free to explore the sights at your own pace, rather than being tied to a large group. The caves are vast with about a third of the total 4.4km discovered to date open to the public. Every July a festival of flamenco, orchestral music and dance is held in them. This has attracted names such as Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carrera and Kiri Te Kanawa.

They contain the world’s largest column, which is in a cavern over 30m high and is verified by the Guiness Book of Records. The entire network is very well presented. After a short video presentation and briefing you set off to explore at your own pace. You pass through a well designed “one way” system, with a state of the art digital audio visual guide.

Following your cave visit, a short drive brings us up to the Pueblo Blanco of Frigiliana, with its maze of cobbled streets lined with whitewashed cottages and houses. Here we explore the old town with it’s lovely craft and leather shops, stopping to sample the local wine. Plenty of time to take in the views and atmosphere in this delightful village. The Casa de Cultura houses a library as well as a town museum with exhibits from prehistoric times.

COVID19 Safety

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All our activities are conducted under the SARS-Covid safety and working practices regime published by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce and Tourism.
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What’s Included?

  • Return transports
  • Caves admission
  • Personal audio guide
  • Local wine tasting
  • Guide services

Activity Notes

  • Transfer time: 30 mins transfer to caves
  • Actual activity duration: 3.5 – 4 hrs (approx.)
  • Min age: Suitable for all