Nerja is the most eastern municipality in the province of Malaga and is situated about 50 km eastern of the province capital Malaga. Nerja has about 20,000 inhabitants. The municipality of Nerja constists of the town Nerja and the village Maro. Despite the big part of foreign population it conserves the flair of a typical andalucian fishing village. Crooked streets and white painted houses form the cityscape. There are very little big buildings like in other coastal towns. The origin of the historical town is going back to the year 1487. Parts of the Balcón de Europa – an old fortress from the 9th century – now serves as a viewpoint over the sea and the surrounding coast. On clear days you can even see the rock of Gibraltar.
In the creek of the Calahonda beach starts the “Paseo de los Carabineros”. A wonderful footpath bordered by cliffs which is going to the Burriana beach. On the other side of the Balcón de Europa you will find the “Iglesia de El Salvador”. A church in a moorish-baroque style from the 17th century. Also a visit worth is the church of pilgrimage “La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias”, built in the 16th century, in which you marvel at the frescos of the master Alonso Cano.
North of the town, near the village Maro, you will find the “Cuevas de Nerja”, stalactite caves with milelong labyrinths. Day after day innumerable tourists take part on a guide through the caves. In the rear part of the 4,823m long cave a uncommon sport can followed up: cave climbing. In july every year a music and dance festival takes place in the underground concert hall of the caves. The caves are after the Prado in Madrid and the Alhambra in Granada the most visited object of interest in Spain.
If you fancy a day out witha difference to experience the wonders of the Sierra Almijara then try a Nerja Jeep Tour safari with Life Adventure http://www.lifeadventure.es
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Malaga is located at the southern of Spain, in the eastern region of Andalusia. This region also known as the Costa del Sol because its great weather and the number of sunny days with clear skies. When coming to Spain, you may need transport (public transport is not a smart choice), I can recommend this website: car hire Spain , where you can get all the needed car rental services in the country at cheap prices. I can´t talk about other destinations, but for Malaga car hire there is no need of using a credit card for online car reservation and all the information you fill online, will be time saved at the car rental desk later…do not spend more time than necesary filling papers…do it online!
The first you will see of course will be the Malaga airport and its new Terminal T3. Very easy to walk around, so you will not get lost; transportation websites I recommend below are based at Malaga airport with their own shuttle service for their customers.
I hope you find usefull all this information; see you around if you decide to come! 😉
Malaga holidays resources:
Below some websites where you will be able to reserve everything ahead of time. Last minute holidays are possible but much expensivier and with the risk of no availability.
British Midland Flights
Thanks for sharing the wonderful information related to Nerja..I was looking for it as I am soon traveling to Malaga and want to know about the places to see over there..Nerja might be a long journey for me..but Nerja is by far the best place for a holiday on the Costa del Sol. It is a beautiful Spanish town by the sea. The whole area is stunning.