The Spring Concert programme organised by the Nerja Caves Foundation has started and presents an opportunity for residents of Nerja to enjoy these free of charge.
The 53rd International Festival of Music and Dance takes place at the Nerja Caves between July 17th and July 22nd and appearing on the bill are the Salzburg Orchester Soliste, Flamenco artists Antonio El Pipa and Lola Greco, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, the Ballet Ruso, Pasión Vega and the Comediants with a performance of the musical Perséfone.
The ‘Napoleon’ skull, a fragment of bone dating back 4,300 years which was discovered in the Nerja Caves in 1960, is now on display in the Nerja Museum.
Residents of Nerja can now visit the Nerja Caves free of charge on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Proof of residency is required. In addition, the Nerja Museum is free admission for EU residents every Sunday between 16:00 and 18:30.
An analysis of organic remains found near the prehistoric paintings in the Nerja Caves has determined that these artistic representations may be more than 40,000 years old, which would make them the oldest known so far in Europe.
The Council has approved the basic design and construction project for the proposed botanical gardens to be built in the area around the Nerja Caves.
The 52nd International Festival of Music and Dance takes place at the Nerja Caves from Tuesday July 12th to Saturday July 16th and tickets go on sale on Monday.
The proposed botanical garden project between Maro and the Nerja Caves to be built on a 26,140 square metre plot of municipally owned land is one step closer after the receipt of a favourable report from the Ministry of Culture in Málaga.
In the past decade, visitor numbers to the Nerja Caves has fallen from 527,096 in 2001 to 380,000 in 2010, a decline of 28%. Each year sees less and less people visiting this fabulous site.
After announcing that around 14,000 people attended this year’s Romeria de San Isidro, the Councillor for Popular Traditions, Charo Villasclaras, expressed sadness to hear that during the festivities, the Manager of the Caves Foundation announced on Tele Nerja that if he is elected mayor he will seek to move the festival from its current location at the Nerja Caves.