Nerja

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British people have retired here. The town is built on a hillside with a not too steep gradient and the sprawling centre itself consists of an older part with white streets partly pedestrianized mainly to the east of the Balcon de Europa, the natural focus of the town and the venue for fiestas, but beyond the 17th century church and the Plaza Cavana more modern development takes over and it is in these areas that the town seems like any other recently developed Spanish Costa resort. Get in thumb right 400px Map of Nerja (Image:Nerja map.png) There is no plane, boat or train service to Nerja - the nearest city you can access with these modes of transport is Malaga to the west. The train station in Malaga is across the street from the bus station, where you catch a bus to Nerja. The port in Malaga serves cruise ships from North Africa (alternatively, there is a seaport in Almeria to the east). From Malaga Airport, which is served by flights from across Europe and America, you can drive along the A-7 E-15 motorway in the direction of Almeria and Motril, hire a taxi to Nerja (which will run you anything from €78-100, or you can prebook a taxi with Nerja Taxis for around €69), or Pre-Book your Malaga Airport Transfers with malaga cabbie for €65 a really good bargain or you can take a bus to the Malaga bus station and transfer to a Nerja-bound bus there. By bus The bus stop in Nerja is on Avenida de Pescia, between a large roundabout and a bridge with blue railings. There's no facilities - it's just a ticket booth with benches, with taxis occasionally parking across the street. The stop is about a 10 minute walk inland from the Balcony of Europe and serves buses along the coast and to the major Andalusian cities. From Malaga there is non-stop service available and a trip will cost less than €5. Alternatively, there is another bus stop a few miles outside Nerja proper serving the Nerja caves. Nerja has buses to many other places in southern Spain, but some as little as one bus a day. car The A-7 E-15 motorway runs parallel to the coast, with Nerja situated about a 10 minute drive from the clearly marked freeway exit. Be aware that the long Torrox tunnel you will drive through has cameras at both ends to calculate your speed and fines for speeding are harsh. Even in the winter months, street parking can be very difficult in the town's narrow and sometimes one-way streets, so use one of the two large central carparks instead - One is situated off Calle La Cruz, right in the middle of town, which charges a reasonable rate per hour. The other is a larger car park off Prol Carabeo, a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the one most often used by locals but very expensive for visitors. The town has a number of roundabouts. Be aware that the Spanish are taught to drive around the outside of a roundabout, even when going all the way around, and have the right of way when they do so. This leads to them cutting across the path of tourists on the inside who think they have the right of way. Also many people tend to step out onto crossings without even looking so always be prepared to stop at a crossing. Distances to from Nerja: Madrid 550 km, Almeria 170 km, Granada 105 km, Malaga 50 km Get around Walking is the easiest way. The centre of Nerja is small enough to be able to walk around on foot though you will find yourself walking up or down a sometimes gradual, sometimes steep hill much of the time. As the town has no specific center, shops, banks, bars and eateries are scattered throughout the town. There is a bus from the beach near the Monica hotel which takes you uphill as far as the Sol supermarket. Next stop is about a mile out of town, before returning on the same route. Another bus from the same stop takes you uphill then along the N340 and past where the Tuesday and Sunday market is held (it stops there on the way there and back so gets very crowded on market days). Do not get them mixed up. See Image:Balconyofeurope nerja.jpg thumb right 350px The Balcony of Europe *The '''Balcony of Europe''' (''Balcón de Europa'') is a recently reconstructed promenade built out onto a natural headland in the centre of town with spectacular views along the coast. Originally constructed around 1487 in the place of a former 9th century castle, the balcony today is the main focus for the town, with a tree-lined paseo surrounded by cafes and ice cream shops and frequented by street performers and the occasional concert. Granted, for all the attention tourist guides give to this place there's not much to do except look up and down the coast, but the views are spectacular. Beneath the overlook itself, a glass-walled restaurant offers the chance to eat in a sit-down setting while taking in the scenery, but you can expect a high price tag for the privilege. *'''El Salvador Church'''. Near the Balcony of Europe, facing the plaza just around the corner from the Balcony, is this attractive 17th Century church constructed in baroque-mudejar style. *'''Nuestra Señora de las Angustias Hermitage''', a 16th Century church with paintings by the Alonso Cano. *'''The Caves of Nerja'''. The caves are not a suitable place if you have any walking difficulties as there are many stairs to go up and down. There are no ramps. Flash photography is not allowed in most of the caves. Price is currently €8.50. Parking is one euro. There is a gift shop. * '''El puente de Aguila''' or the Eagle´s bridge, is a 19th century aqueduct, similar to the ones built by the Romans. It was designed to bring water to the nearby village of Maro, one of the oldest settlements around the area. Visible on the way to the caves. *'''The Rio Chillar Waterfall''' A beautiful waterfall located along the old river, near the Sunday Market. thumb right The EU Blue Flag awarded Playa Burriana (Image:Nerja Playa Burriana.JPG) * '''Beaches.''' There are thirteen kilometers of beaches in Nerja. ** WikiPedia:Nerja Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous_Communities Andalucia Malaga Nerja Commons:Category:Nerja


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(province) Málaga ) and Motril (Granada (Granada (province))). It has a subtropical climate. Almuñécar lies in the Province of Granada, and has around 26,000 citizens (2006) . Since the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the town of Almuñécar has become one of the most important tourist towns in Granada and this section of coast is now called the Costa Tropical. Almuñécar has good transport connections and a football (soccer) stadium. Summary View

can drive along the A-7 E-15 motorway in the direction of Almeria and Motril, hire a taxi to Nerja (which will run you anything from €78-100, or you can prebook a taxi with Nerja Taxis for around €69), or Pre-Book your Malaga Airport Transfers with malaga cabbie for €65 a really good bargain or you can take a bus to the Malaga bus station and transfer to a Nerja-bound bus there. By bus The bus stop in Nerja is on Avenida

way uphill then downhill by a different route. The local tourist office has full details. There is also a local Feria celebration in October which goes on for about a week, day and night, well into the early hours of the morning. If you are staying anywhere near the celebrations, don't expect to get to sleep till the noise finally stops. Walks Nerja is set in the attractive foothills of the Sierra de Almijarra, and has plenty of good walking routes for all abilities nearby. However


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price content International style cuisine, with a touch of English home made cooking. Very nice and pleasant roof terrace. Food is excellent and staff very friendly. Worthwhile making a reservation. * WikiPedia:Nerja Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous_Communities Andalucia Malaga Nerja Commons:Category:Nerja


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market is held (it stops there on the way there and back so gets very crowded on market days). Do not get them mixed up. See thumb right 350px The Balcony of Europe (Image:Balconyofeurope nerja.jpg) *The '''Balcony of Europe''' (''Balcón de Europa'') is a recently reconstructed promenade built out onto a natural headland in the centre of town with spectacular views along the coast. Originally constructed around 1487 in the place of a former 9th century castle, the balcony today is the main

focus for the town, with a tree-lined paseo surrounded by cafes and ice cream shops and frequented by street performers and the occasional concert. Granted, for all the attention tourist guides give to this place there's not much to do except look up and down the coast, but the views are spectacular. Beneath the overlook itself, a glass-walled restaurant offers the chance to eat in a sit-down setting while taking in the scenery, but you can expect a high price tag for the privilege. *'''El


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Centre offering Spanish language courses to help you appreciate coming to Spain. The centre if accredited by the Cervantes Institute (a major accreditation for Spanish schools). The staff are very friendly and helpful and they know how to have a good time. Buy The maximum you can draw out from all of the town's ATMs on a non-Spanish credit or debit card per calendar week is 500 euros. There are '''markets''' on Sundays (Boot Market, now located near the Almijara 11 area and Flaming Urbanisations) a good distance from the centre of town and Tuesdays at Chaparil. There is a Thursday fleamarket at the Boatyard. As well as a wide assortment of small shops around town selling all sorts of items (do shop around), there are several Chinese bazaars which sell a huge selection of items fairly cheaply. * WikiPedia:Nerja Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous_Communities Andalucia Malaga Nerja Commons:Category:Nerja


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Centre offering Spanish language courses to help you appreciate coming to Spain. The centre if accredited by the Cervantes Institute (a major accreditation for Spanish schools). The staff are very friendly and helpful and they know how to have a good time. Buy The maximum you can draw out from all of the town's ATMs on a non-Spanish credit or debit card per calendar week is 500 euros. There are '''markets''' on Sundays (Boot Market, now located near the Almijara 11 area and Flaming Urbanisations) a good distance from the centre of town and Tuesdays at Chaparil. There is a Thursday fleamarket at the Boatyard. As well as a wide assortment of small shops around town selling all sorts of items (do shop around), there are several Chinese bazaars which sell a huge selection of items fairly cheaply. * WikiPedia:Nerja Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous_Communities Andalucia Malaga Nerja Commons:Category:Nerja


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: www.buscorestaurantes.com restaurante Haveli-14301-0.html email address Dalle Almirante Ferrandiz, 44-49 lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Excellent Indian food and they now have a buffet version at Burriana Beach *

Ferrandiz, 83 lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price content Spanish cuisine that is very popular with the locals. * *

price content Amidst the bustle of shops and restaurants is a typical Spanish marisqueria (fish and shellfish tapas restaurant), that is perhaps the one place that best sums up Nerja. The clientèle is usually at least 90% Spanish with the occasional adventurous holidaymaker. the drinks are cheap, the tapas are free and the seafood is excellent. There is a large open air terrace open during the summer. *


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avocado growing regions in Europe. The sugar cane factory is still on the eastern edge of town, but is now empty, as the main industry is tourism. It is the eastern-most town in the area known as the Axarquía and has an official population of around 22,000 (in 2008) — nearly 30% of which are foreign residents, including around 2,600 British — although the true expatriate population, who for the bigger part are pensioneers, is probably at least twice that.The white villages climbing

by the tourist brochure descriptions of Nerja as a fishing village. Tourism is this town's main industry and the few fishermen with their boats still to be seen along the beach provide a picturesque scene for visitors and a slim livelihood for local families. Until the last decade the town retained a strong Spanish identity, but during recent years the influx of both northern European visitors and residents has eroded significantly the genuine charm of a truly Spanish working town. That said, compared to many other Costa Del Sol destinations, especially to the west of Malaga, Nerja is still very much worth a visit. It is a quiet town with a central historical area that still feels like a village, and the tourist mix is not exclusively northern European as many Spanish people use this resort for holidays, together with French and Italians. Unsurprisingly, the relative peacefulness of the town along with the absence of high rise developments along the coast or noisy nightclubs means many British people have retired here. The town is built on a hillside with a not too steep gradient and the sprawling centre itself consists of an older part with white streets partly pedestrianized mainly to the east of the Balcon de Europa, the natural focus of the town and the venue for fiestas, but beyond the 17th century church and the Plaza Cavana more modern development takes over and it is in these areas that the town seems like any other recently developed Spanish Costa resort. Get in thumb right 400px Map of Nerja (Image:Nerja map.png) There is no plane, boat or train service to Nerja - the nearest city you can access with these modes of transport is Malaga to the west. The train station in Malaga is across the street from the bus station, where you catch a bus to Nerja. The port in Malaga serves cruise ships from North Africa (alternatively, there is a seaport in Almeria to the east). From Malaga Airport, which is served by flights from across Europe and America, you can drive along the A-7 E-15 motorway in the direction of Almeria and Motril, hire a taxi to Nerja (which will run you anything from €78-100, or you can prebook a taxi with Nerja Taxis for around €69), or Pre-Book your Malaga Airport Transfers with malaga cabbie for €65 a really good bargain or you can take a bus to the Malaga bus station and transfer to a Nerja-bound bus there. By bus The bus stop in Nerja is on Avenida de Pescia, between a large roundabout and a bridge with blue railings. There's no facilities - it's just a ticket booth with benches, with taxis occasionally parking across the street. The stop is about a 10 minute walk inland from the Balcony of Europe and serves buses along the coast and to the major Andalusian cities. From Malaga there is non-stop service available and a trip will cost less than €5. Alternatively, there is another bus stop a few miles outside Nerja proper serving the Nerja caves. Nerja has buses to many other places in southern Spain, but some as little as one bus a day. car The A-7 E-15 motorway runs parallel to the coast, with Nerja situated about a 10 minute drive from the clearly marked freeway exit. Be aware that the long Torrox tunnel you will drive through has cameras at both ends to calculate your speed and fines for speeding are harsh. Even in the winter months, street parking can be very difficult in the town's narrow and sometimes one-way streets, so use one of the two large central carparks instead - One is situated off Calle La Cruz, right in the middle of town, which charges a reasonable rate per hour. The other is a larger car park off Prol Carabeo, a 5 minute walk from the town centre and the one most often used by locals but very expensive for visitors. The town has a number of roundabouts. Be aware that the Spanish are taught to drive around the outside of a roundabout, even when going all the way around, and have the right of way when they do so. This leads to them cutting across the path of tourists on the inside who think they have the right of way. Also many people tend to step out onto crossings without even looking so always be prepared to stop at a crossing. Distances to from Nerja: Madrid 550 km, Almeria 170 km, Granada 105 km, Malaga 50 km Get around Walking is the easiest way. The centre of Nerja is small enough to be able to walk around on foot though you will find yourself walking up or down a sometimes gradual, sometimes steep hill much of the time. As the town has no specific center, shops, banks, bars and eateries are scattered throughout the town. There is a bus from the beach near the Monica hotel which takes you uphill as far as the Sol supermarket. Next stop is about a mile out of town, before returning on the same route. Another bus from the same stop takes you uphill then along the N340 and past where the Tuesday and Sunday market is held (it stops there on the way there and back so gets very crowded on market days). Do not get them mixed up. See Image:Balconyofeurope nerja.jpg thumb right 350px The Balcony of Europe *The '''Balcony of Europe''' (''Balcón de Europa'') is a recently reconstructed promenade built out onto a natural headland in the centre of town with spectacular views along the coast. Originally constructed around 1487 in the place of a former 9th century castle, the balcony today is the main focus for the town, with a tree-lined paseo surrounded by cafes and ice cream shops and frequented by street performers and the occasional concert. Granted, for all the attention tourist guides give to this place there's not much to do except look up and down the coast, but the views are spectacular. Beneath the overlook itself, a glass-walled restaurant offers the chance to eat in a sit-down setting while taking in the scenery, but you can expect a high price tag for the privilege. *'''El Salvador Church'''. Near the Balcony of Europe, facing the plaza just around the corner from the Balcony, is this attractive 17th Century church constructed in baroque-mudejar style. *'''Nuestra Señora de las Angustias Hermitage''', a 16th Century church with paintings by the Alonso Cano. *'''The Caves of Nerja'''. The caves are not a suitable place if you have any walking difficulties as there are many stairs to go up and down. There are no ramps. Flash photography is not allowed in most of the caves. Price is currently €8.50. Parking is one euro. There is a gift shop. * '''El puente de Aguila''' or the Eagle´s bridge, is a 19th century aqueduct, similar to the ones built by the Romans. It was designed to bring water to the nearby village of Maro, one of the oldest settlements around the area. Visible on the way to the caves. *'''The Rio Chillar Waterfall''' A beautiful waterfall located along the old river, near the Sunday Market. thumb right The EU Blue Flag awarded Playa Burriana (Image:Nerja Playa Burriana.JPG) * '''Beaches.''' There are thirteen kilometers of beaches in Nerja. ** WikiPedia:Nerja Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous_Communities Andalucia Malaga Nerja Commons:Category:Nerja


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: www.lifeadventure.es email info@lifeadventure.es address Life Aventure SL, Calle Antonio Ferrandiz, no39 2-2, Nerja, 29780 lat long directions phone +34 677 894 002 tollfree fax hours price content A great way of exploring the Sierra Almijara discovering the flora and fauna and natural habitat. There is a shop amongst the shops facing the Burriana beach which has diving gear and tanks for hire and does courses on PADI diving. There are a number of internet cafes

Nerja

'''Nerja''' ( ) is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of La Axarquía. It is on the country's southern Mediterranean coast, about 50 km east of Málaga.

Under Muslim rule, its name was ''Narixa'', which means "abundant source" and is the origin of the current name.

In Nerja was recorded during 1979 and 1980 the famous television series Verano azul.

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