White Night in Nerja on May 18 in 2013

noche en blanco nerjaJust a few days ago has taken place one of the most popular cultural proposals in Malaga city, the White Night; as a matter of fact, more and more cities join the event with their own cultural offers. So, the easternmost town on the Costa del Sol, Nerja, celebrates its own White Night on the 18th of May.

This cultural project, with plenty of activities for all ages, begins to develop its program throughout the day. On May 18 is also celebrated the International Day of Museums and therefore there will be an open house with free entry to the Museum of the History of Nerja.

Here is the program:
– Sala Mercado: From 11:30 am Children’s Painting Workshop, Storytelling and games
– Plaza Cavana / Balcon de Europa: 10.30 am to 2 pm local Painters paint outdoors. 6 pm Concert; 6:30 pm Shows of different dance groups and a choir
– Historic city centre: 5.30 pm Street parade
– Cultural centre: 5 pm Theatre
– Hermitage Nuestra Señora de las Angustias: 12.30 pm Guided tour; 6 pm Early Music.
– Giner de los Rios: From 5 pm onwards varied activities
– Museum of Nerja: Open doors from 10 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to midnight. Workshops and guided visits.
– Plaza de España: From 9 pm choirs and dance performances.

Apart from these activities, there is also another proposal: The Nerja Cave offers until the end of June the opportunity to visit the caves outside regular hours open to the public. Thus, small groups can enjoy a unique light installation and limited in time. Reservations for this activity can be booked at the website www.cuevadenerja.es, where visitors can choose the day and time to enjoy the experience.

Spring Concerts in the Caves of Nerja from May 27 to June 19

The Costa del Sol town of Nerja is known among others for its famous caves, also known as the Cathedral of Nerja. These extraordinary geological formations with large chambers and galleries and archaeological sites will be hosting music recitals during one month.

On Sundays, from May 27 to June 19, the concerts will be held at the Cascade Chamber inside the cave which offers a magnificent sound. The concerts, which are included in the ticket, will take place in two passes at 11 am and 1 pm. The program includes an oboe concert by Giovanni Benedetto Platti, a concert for two violins by Antonio Vivaldi and a concert for oboe and violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Cascade Chamber traditionally hosts the renowned Festival of Music and Dance in July, which this year will celebrate its 53rd edition.

The visit for the general public takes place in the “Tourist Galleries” and its duration is 45 minutes. There is also caving activity in the not enabled sector of the cave of Nerja, in the “High Gallery” and “New Gallery”. This tour is five hours long and requires pre-registration. Outside the cave, which is located a few miles from Nerja, there are hiking trails, picnic area, children’s playground, café and shop.

How to get to the Caves of Nerja: The Cave of Nerja is located about 50 km east of Malaga. Access from Malaga via the Mediterranean motorway (A-7), towards Almeria. Take exit 295, signposted ‘Cueva de Nerja’, which leads directly to the cave. There is also a regular bus line that connects the Cueva de Nerja with Malaga city.

You can also check our website to know how to get from Malaga airport to Nerja and get an approximate idea.

You can find comprehensive information at http://www.cuevadenerja.es/

The Caves of Nerja and the oldest cave paintings in Europe

According to a recent dating of organic remains found in the Caves of Nerja (Malaga), the researchers are considering new hypotheses about the age of the oldest artistic representation known to this day. These drawings, which are supposed to represent seals, are situated a thousand meters into the cave, a small space and with restricted access, which can only be accessed by caving equipment and which was discovered in the 70’s.

The organic remains found next to these drawings have an age of between 43,000 and 45,000 years and it has been hypothesized if the drawings have a similar age; a hypothesis which, if proven would revolutionize the history of Palaeolithic art, as hitherto assumed, that Neanderthal man was unaware of the art.

The caves of Nerja in Malaga are also known as the Natural Cathedral, for its huge domes covered with stalactites. A third of the large chambers are open to the public and also are held summer concerts in this spectacular setting. Other parts of the cave have access to caving trips on request.

Festival of Caves of Nerja for summer nights

The extraordinary setting of the Caves of Nerja becomes for another year the host of special summer nights where to enjoy an evening of music and art.

This cave acts as a natural auditorium. The cavities provide an unique sound reverb and a great experience, a perfect place for live concerts and performances.

The Nerja Caves are not only interesting due to their fantastic rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Years ago has been enabled one of the great caves with suitable seating and lighting, creating a fantastic and impressive space dedicated to receive the Festival Cueva de Nerja during the summer months.

Festival in Cueva de Nerja

This cave acts as a natural auditorium. The cavities provide a unique sound reverb and a great experience, so it is a perfect place for live concerts and performances.

In past events

Wondering what to expect from this festival and the date range when it is celebrated? Check how it was in a past event and get an idea of what you will find.

In 2017 it was celebrated from 10th in June to 1st of July.

In 2012, the 51st Festival Cueva de Nerja, celebrated from 13 to 17 July, performed the Flamenco singer Estrella Morente and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Spanish Television (RTVE), the National Theatre Ballet from Prague and the argentine Ballet by Julio Bocca.

On July, 13th the event kicks off with a performance of the flamenco artist Estrella Morente.

On July, 14th performed the Ballet Argentino of Julio Bocca.

The stars and soloists from the Ballet of the National Theater of Prague, which is perhaps one of the most important nowadays in Europe, performed on 15th and 17th of July. Among their repertoire was included classical ballet repertoires such as Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet.

Finally RTVE Symphony Orchestra performed on July, 16th. The repertoire of this concert includes, among other compositions the Concierto de Aranjuez.

All performances begin at the site of the Cueva de Nerja at 22:00 pm. More information about Caves of Nerja can be found at this website.

Tickets and latest events can be found at the official website: http://cuevadenerja.es/en/

51st Edition of the Festival of Caves of Nerja from 13th to 17th of July

In the 51st Festival Cueva de Nerja, to be held from 13 to 17 July, will perform the Flamenco singer Estrella Morente and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Spanish Television (RTVE), the National Theatre Ballet from Prague and the argentine Ballet by Julio Bocca.

The extraordinary setting of the Caves of Nerja becomes for another year the host of special summer nights where to enjoy an evening of music and art.
The Nerja Caves are not only interesting due to their fantastic rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites. Years ago has been enabled one of the great caves with suitable seating and lighting, creating a fantastic and impressive space dedicated to receive the Festival Cueva de Nerja during the summer months.

On July, 13th the event kicks off with a performance of the flamenco artist Estrella Morente; on July, 14th will perform the Ballet Argentino de Julio Bocca. The stars and soloists from the Ballet of the National Theater of Prague, which is perhaps one of the most important nowadays in Europe, will perform on 15th and 17th of July. Among their repertoire are included classical ballet repertoires such as Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet. RTVE Symphony Orchestra will perform on July, 16th. The repertoire of this concert includes, among other compositions the Concierto de Aranjuez.

All performances begin at the site of the Cueva de Nerja at 22:00 pm.