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Nerja

Diputación de Málaga
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    Alberquillas Beach, in Nerja, is just ten minutes from the centre of Malaga town, towards the Nerja Caves as it is popularly known. Located in the nature reserve of Acantilados de Maro (Cliffs of...

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    Chorrillo beach at Nerja, is a small cove nestled at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara. Surrounded by huge boulders where you can shelter from the sun and seek greater intimacy. Also known as “los...

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    Its name comes from the Arabic “narixa, naricha or narija”, which is Pre-Roman, and although not all together clear, could mean plentiful spring. Name of its inhabitants: Nerjenos....

  • Balcón de Europa (Europe Vantage Point) was built in the 17th century on an old fortress from the 9th century that used to be called 'The Tower of the Guard'. Nowadays, this is an...

    From the Tower of Maro, you can enjoy a spectacular beauty spot of Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs. The panoramic view embraces rugged cliffs that separate beaches one from another, and small coves with...

Are you looking for a holiday where to combine all the comforts with a dose of adventure? That's what gives you Nerja, a coastal town, 50 kilometers from Malaga will surprise you by the multitude of opportunities that it has for family travellers, couples or solo.

Nerja is one of the enclaves connecting the interior of the Axarquía region with the Mediterranean Sea. Its beaches are witnessed since the decades of expeditions of tourists from all corners of the world. Those who prefer to enjoy a beach day with the best services on foot of sand, find their place in the center of town, where dozens of restaurants await to try the local cuisine imbued with the flavours of the sea. Those seeking more tranquillity, meanwhile, can play hide and seek among the cliffs of Maro, a few meters from the center of Nerja, where you can discover small, winding wind protected coves and ideal for diving or kayaking.

 

IN NERJA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

There are few places in Malaga that allow to contemplate the magnitude of the Mediterranean Sea as the Balcony of Europe, a huge viewpoint at the end of an avenue surrounded by palm trees in the center of Nerja. This is the preferred place to finish a mid afternoon walk when the sun begins to hide until the next day.

Another recommended site visit is Acueducto del Águila. On the Maro river, in the XIX century, a sugar factory was launched to provide water supply. It has four floors of brick archways and in the center, there is a shrine with the inscription ""Pure and clean conception"".

The Church of El Salvador, the church of Señora de las Angustias (Our Lady of Sorrows) and the parish of Señora de las Maravillas (Our Lady of Wonderland) are some of the most outstanding monuments of Nerja.

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Escudo de Nerja
Town Hall
C/ Carmen, 1, 29780 
952548455 - 952548400
952548459
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 85 km2
Altitude 21 m
Latitude 36º 44'
Length -3º 52'
Distance to Málaga City 50 km
Demographics
Population 21047
Men 10398
Women 10649
Nationality Nerjeños