Nerja’s caves take high technology deep underground

Fibre optic network allows caves to launch WiFi audio-visual guide

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Visitors receive information pertinent to their exact location in the caves

THE latest 21st-century technology has met prehistory with the installation of a fibre optic network inside Nerja’s famous complex of ancient caves at Maro. The popular tourist attraction is believed to be the first of its kind to deploy such a system underground.

The foundation which manages the caves said on Friday that the new equipment allows the exact location of each visitor to be known so that relevant photographs, video and audio can be presented to them on a hand-held display unit. The network, which was installed in phases to reduce impact to a minimum, is specially adapted to the conditions inside the caves, which have high levels of moisture.

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