It has been announced that the new botanical gardens under construction at the Nerja Caves should be ready to open to the public by Summer 2013.

The new gardens are located on the southern side of the caves complex, next to the Maro footbridge. The new environmental attraction will have cost a total of 2,748,609 euros, financed entirely by the regional government of Andalucia. The gardens will be 26,000 square meters in size and have more than 5,000 plant specimens, plus a reception and information area.

The Nerja Caves were discovered in 1959 and have become one of the largest tourist attractions in Spain. They are located 3kms to the east of Nerja, next to the town of Maro and can be visited from Nerja by bus or car – there is a large car park on site – or by foot on cooler days.

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