When you visit Malaga, don’t miss the opportunity to visit an authentic Treasure Cave. You will love this beautiful cave of marine origin for many reasons that we will tell you below.
Why the Treasure Cave is worth a visit
It is less well known than the Nerja cave, but no less beautiful and important.
This cave is one of only three caves of marine origin known in the world and the only one that can be visited in Europe (the other two are in Asia and Mexico).
Moreover, it is perfectly visitable, except for the cave paintings area, which for conservation reasons is not accessible to visitors.
Human use of this cave dates back to prehistoric times, with interesting discoveries of archaeological remains from the different civilisations (Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs) that used it throughout history.
At the entrance there is an exhibition and an interpretation room for both the geological part and the archaeological remains found in the cave.
Why is the cave called Treasure Cave?
The centuries of the very rich history of these lands of ancient Al-Andalus have given rise to several legends of a great treasure buried in this cave by Arab kings.
These legends have also given rise over the centuries to adventurers and researchers who have taken a great interest in these beautiful caves.
The treasure is still hidden to this day, as they say. Instead were found archaeological finds of great interes. Thus the caves themselves are a real treasure, as you can see in the photos. A real hidden gem.
A natural jewel in Rincón de la Victoria
The Treasure Cave is located in the town of Rincón de la Victoria, on the eastern Costa del Sol, just 15 km from Malaga city.
The cave is made up of 500 metres of columns, stalactites and stalagmites, galleries, several chambers and one of special beauty named the Hall of Lakes.
It is a very interesting visit for the whole family. Visiting this cave is an unparalleled tourist experience that is well worth it if you are in the area.
On a comfortable walk through its cavities, you can enjoy the curious shapes that water has left behind over the millennia. And perhaps, with a bit of luck, you will find the famous treasure.
Visit to the Treasure Cave
In the video below you can get a good idea of what you can expect on a visit.
Thanks to technology, you can also enjoy a complete 360º video tour, where you can see the different rooms of the Cueva del Tesoro in great detail in an interactive way. Link to the video tour on the Rincón de la Victoria Tourism website.
The Treasure Cave has the following services:
- Visit with audio-guide. You download the app on your own device (The use of headphones is recommended).
- Guided tours for groups
- Partially adapted for the disabled. There is a lift to get down. There are areas with stairs and the ground is mostly uneven.
- Free Car park
Theatrical Visit to Treasure Cave
There is also the possibility to book a Theatrical Visit. This is a one-hour tour through the different galleries of the cave, interacting with the different characters.
- The theatrical visit takes place every last Sunday of the month with two tours at 11 am and 12.30 pm.
- Prior reservation is required.
- Buy ticket for theatrical visit
How long does the visit last?
The visit lasts between 30 and 60 minutes and is easy to do with children.
When is the visit free?
Free visits are available from Monday to Friday during the first hour the cave is open and until full capacity is reached (60 people).
Always with prior reservation.
- Open every day from Monday to Sunday, including holidays.
- Closed: December 24, 25 and 31. January 1 and 6.
- Winter (1 October to 30 April): 10 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.
- Summer (1 May to 30 September): 10:30 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 8 pm.
Prices (updated Dec 2023):
- Children (0 to 3 years old): Free.
- Children (4 to 14 years old): 2,75 €.
- Adults (15 to 64 years old): 4,65 €.
- Pensioners and senior citizens (65 years and over): €2.75.
- Youth/Student Card: 2,75 €.
- Buy Tickets
How to get to the Treasure Cave
The drive from Malaga city to the Treasure Cave is only 25 minutes (15 km) along the N-340.
From Torremolinos and Benalmadena it takes about 30 minutes (35 km), and from Fuengirola about 40 minutes (49 km), to give an idea of the distances from some of the main coastal towns.