Plea to save caves from neglect

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NATURAL BEAUTY: A waterfall at one of Cueva del Gato’s entrances.

A PROJECT for building a museum inside the Cueva del Gato caves has been proposed by Benaojan town hall.

Now it wants the Malaga and Andalucian governments to come up with €400,000 to pay for the plan.

The caves are located in the Grazalema natural park, between Ronda and Benaojan. But access to them is difficult after a bridge over the Guadiaro river collapsed.  Mayor Francisco Gomez said picnic areas for visitors are abandoned and rundown.

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Funds would be used for improving access, repairing the picnic areas and building several wood cabins for the museum’s exhibitions.

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  1. The bridge did not “collapse”, it was seriously damaged by the floods during the wet winter of 3 years ago. Since then the picnic area has been completely inaccessible, so obviously it is “run down”. The caves flood every time there is significant rain, so I think there is some urgent need for serious thinking about this project.

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