Nerja is one of the oldest cities in Spain. Despite the first written references to the city dating back to the 10th century, archeologists have another theory on the age of the city and the date of its establishment. The age of cave paintings which were discovered during exploration of the local caves counts several thousand years. The main landmark of the ancient city features natural occurring. This is the famous Nerja Caves which are of global significance.
The caves host the largest formation of stalactites in the world. The height of the formation reaches 49m. This unique natural landmark is in the Guinness Book of World Records. During a tour through the prehistoric caves the tourists may enjoy cave engravings and paintings. Many people believe that the Caves of Nerja are home to ghosts.
The historical part of the city locates beautiful Christian churches and temples which were established in the 17th – 18th centuries. An original architectural landmark is the Aqueduct. It presents a complex of 37 graceful arches. The aqueduct was built in the beginning of the 19th century next to the sugar plant to supply it with water. The same significant symbol of the city is the so cold Balcon de Europa.