GROUP VISITS AND SCHOOL VISITS
Group adventurers and young explorers, get ready! At Nerja Cave, your next great exploration awaits.
With the Group Visits and School Visits, you will immerse yourselves in an exciting journey through the history and natural beauty of this Cultural Heritage site.
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More than 10 people. For Agencies and Associations only
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Nerja Cave, the most thrilling classroom beneath the Earth.
2 TYPES OF SCHOOL VISITS
We offer 3 types of special school visits, an immersive experience in Prehistory, an ideal complement to their learning, organized according to different grade levels: preschool, primary, and secondary.
Immerse yourself in the adventure of Prehistory with our Basic Audio-Guided Tour at the iconic Nerja Cave!
Experience history in-depth with the Nerja Cave Guided Plus Visit Pack: more than just a visit, a complete educational experience.
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NOTE: The reservation will only be effective upon receiving confirmation from the Nerja Cave Foundation via the contact person’s email and phone number.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY AND AVAILABLE AT NERJA CAVE
At Nerja Cave, you will find special activities and services aimed at children and young people that perfectly complement excursions and educational visits for schools and institutes.
Visiting Nerja Cave means exploring the most important natural monument in Andalusia, declared a Cultural Heritage Site since 2006, categorized as an Archaeological Zone. We are a Historical Artistic Monument and a “Spanish Geological Site of International Significance“, proposed by the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain, for its paleontological and geomorphological interest.
Nerja Cave, known as the Natural Cathedral of the Costa del Sol, is located 750 meters from the coast, about 200 meters above sea level, and on the face of the Sierra de Almijara. It is situated 5 kilometers from the urban center of Nerja, in the town of Maro. The cave covers an area of about 35,000 square meters, with its maximum horizontal length being 700 meters.
The Nerja Museum is a perfect complement to learn about the culture and history of the municipality of Nerja and many of the secrets of the Nerja Cave. It is offered with the cave visit so that visitors can access it for free – as expressly included in the ticket. In this space, a rich view of the local history is provided, from Prehistory to the present, focusing on the most important aspects of each historical period.
As an important cultural enclave of Nerja and the Axarquía region, the Nerja Museum offers a wide calendar of activities throughout the year, such as: concerts, theater, children’s workshops, book presentations, poetic recitals… In addition, it periodically displays temporary art exhibitions in the Ana María Márquez room.
Virtual Reality Room
Virtual Reality in Nerja Cave offers an immersive experience for its visitors. It complements the physical visit to the cave, bringing – with new technologies – those chambers and secrets that cannot be shown on the tourist route. It involves a 360º video tour, carried out using state-of-the-art Virtual Reality glasses. This is a true complementary service – included with the entrance to Nerja Cave – in the largest Virtual Reality Room in Europe, where the fictional character Tadeo Jones welcomes visitors to this adventure and helps them immerse in it.
With this digitalized visit, we can delve into and learn about the formation of the Earth and the Nerja cavity, and how man lived in the cave 35,000 years ago, simulating this experience in the first person, as if the visitor – thanks to their Virtual Reality glasses and surrounding sounds – were there. Thus, the prehistoric era and the experiences that took place in Nerja Cave are displayed.
Additionally, the cave paintings hidden in Nerja Cave are presented, making it one of the main pictorial references in Europe. Curiosities about geology, archaeology, and various scientific elements are also revealed.
More than 300,000 people have passed through its rooms since May 2023.
Virtual Reality Room for People with Reduced Mobility
Children and young people with reduced mobility can also participate in these school excursions, as the Virtual Reality Room at the site offers a special experience for them: Virtual Reality Visit to Nerja Cave.
During visits to Nerja Cave, a circular route is followed, which includes a total of 458 steps, making it inaccessible for people with reduced mobility. Also, entry with wheeled vehicles is not possible due to some steep areas and spaces that are too narrow.
With this in mind, one of the objectives of the Nerja Cave Foundation is to offer a more accessible and inclusive cave experience for everyone. This goal, in the case of reduced mobility, has been achieved thanks to Virtual Reality.
Thus, in the Virtual Reality Room of the complex, a Virtual Reality Visit to Nerja Cave is offered, where the journey inside the grotto can be experienced immersively. This has a duration of 10 minutes.
If your school visit includes children or young people with reduced mobility, please indicate this when making a reservation. This experience will be added to the Virtual Reality Room with Tadeo Jones, which lasts 12 minutes and is included in all visits for all the children and young people in the group.
Due to its location in the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama, the Detunda-Nerja Cave Botanical Garden features species from the southwestern area of Granada and the eastern area of Málaga. This landscaped space, therefore, lies in a very different and diverse topography, complemented by a great geological variety. Consequently, it hosts a variety of species, including endemics unique to the area.
While walking through the Botanical Garden, which is accessible from the Nerja Cave complex, one can admire a significant representation of typical Mediterranean flora, adapted to long periods of summer drought.
In addition, throughout this natural terrain, there are also displays of different traditional crops from these geographical areas. The garden also boasts a collection of orchids and rare species, undoubtedly demonstrating great uniqueness.
The Detunda-Nerja Cave Botanical Garden belongs to the Junta de Andalucía and can be accessed by entering the cave complex, with its entrance located behind the ticket area. It is open from 10:00 to 15:00 every day of the week. However, we advise visitors to check before coming as the opening hours are not determined by the Nerja Cave Foundation but by the Junta de Andalucía.