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Diputación de Málaga
Cabecera Nerja

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.




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.

Geographic Data
Surface 85 km2
Altitude 21 m
Latitude 36º 44'
Length -3º 52'
Distance to Málaga City 50 km
City 21913
Men 10751
Women 11162
Nationality Nerjeños
Town Hall
Escudo de NerjaC/ Carmen, 1, 29780 
952548455 - 952548400952548459alcaldia@nerja.orgWeb del Ayuntamiento
Links of interest
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    Caletilla beach is located in the centre of Nerja and to the right of the famous Balcony of Europe, which was an old Moorish fortress. This city characterized by its narrow white and slope home was...


    Torrecilla beach in Nerja, located at the western end of the Malaga town is one of the best in terms of the referred equipped services. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag 2021. Composed...


    Cala del Pino Beach is located at only 6 kilometres to the east of the town of Nerja. There are two sandy bays of average proportions located between the beach of the Alberquillas and Torre del...

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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. Famous...

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    Through its website, the municipality offers information on the most relevant activities that take place regularly. If in doubt, contact the Town Hall.


    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 extraordinary...


    The Torre called La Torrecilla is located on the Paseo Marítimo de Nerja, on the beach of Torrecilla. The tower is located in a little square next to a viewpoint, from which you have great views.



Carnival of Nerja. Nerja. February. Unique Festival