Nerja

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Spending your Spain holidays in Nerja will undoubtedly be a relaxing and peaceful experience to anyone. The breathtaking scenery that this place offers truly brings forth rejuvenation and relaxation to vacationers. This place is definitely an ideal vacation spot both for families and couples who want to experience a fantastic getaway. Read on the succeeding paragraphs to learn more things about this stunning place.

A place still exists on the Costa del Sol which lies between small coves untouched by development and surrounded by an impressive mountain scenery. At the easterly end of the region, only 50 kms. from Malaga and within 1 ½ drive of Granada, you will find Nerja, the touristic capital of the Axarquia.

With its mild climate, you can enjoy yourself to the full all year round and take advantage of the relaxed way of life of a village that still retains much of the character of its Moorish past. Today, Nerja offers an excellent range of quality accommodation and leisure time facilities.

There are 9 kms of beaches, including the internationally famous Burriana beach that has once again been awarded by the Blue Flag of the European Union and the small coves below the impressive cliffs of Maro, which have been the inspiration of numerous artist who have set up residence here. Casa Mercedes

The historic centre, of which the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) is part, was constructed around 1487. Formerly a IX Century Castle, it is now a viewing point above the sea. At the Calahonda gap, the Paseo de Carabineros begins, a scenic path winding its way though rocks bordering the seashore down to the Burriana beach.

To the side of the Balcón de Europa, you will find the XVII Century El Salvador Church, constructed in baroque-mudejar style. You may also visit the XVI Century “Nuestra Señora de las Angustias” Hermitage with its paintings by the master Alonso Cano.

In the old quarter of town, typical small shops offer local craftworks and produce of the area, including the sweet wine and olive oil, honey and tropical fruits. At the beach and fish restaurants, you can enjoy the “pescaito frito” (fried fish), whilst the many international restaurants in town offer a wide variety of menus to suit all tastes.

Lovers of the open air can enjoy the wonderful countryside in the area. For those who seek alternative activities on their holidays, there is fishing, diving, waterskiing, canoeing, water bikes, hiking, cycling, horseriding, jeep safaris, paragliding and much more…

Nerja retains its traditional festivals: the fair, Holy Week (Easter), the San Isidro pilgrimage and the festivals of San Juan and Día del Carmen are also celebrated in their own special way. There are a wide range of cultural events throughout the year. Of particular note is the acclaimed “Nerja Caves Festival”, which takes place amongst stalactites and stalagmites, which were formed over millions of years. Text extracted from tourist office of Nerja

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