The board of the Nerja Caves Foundation have voted to undertake a study to see if it is possible to install a lift. At present, the 400,000 annual visitors have to walk down a series of steps to reach the caves, which are 30m below ground level.

The caves were discovered in 1959 and since then have become the largest tourist attraction in this part of Spain. At the top of the list of visitors suggestions is the need to install a lift access to the caves.

The new lift would be located near to the original entrance to the caves and will only be built if studies show that it will not have a detrimental effect on the caves themselves.

Recently prehistoric paintings were found in the Nerja caves, believed to be more than 40,000 years old, which would make them the oldest known cave paintings so far in Europe. Click for more.

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