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.


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


  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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