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Sightseeing in Nerja - what to see. Complete travel guide

Nerja is located on the east coast of the Costa del Sol. This place looks more like a typical Spanish village rather than a modern resort. This is a real piece of wild nature that lures tourists by spacious beaches and splendid caves. The beaches here are quite typical for the Mediterranean resorts, but there’s one thing that is truly special – only here you will find enormously large boulders and rocks that are cut into the coast and make the nature of Nerja absolutely unforgettable.
Nerja is one of the oldest cities in Spain. Despite the first written references to the city dating back to the 10th century, archeologists have another theory on the age of the city and the … Open
First settlements on the territory of the modern Nerja appeared yet in the prehistoric times. The best proof for this is the rock paintings, which have been discovered in caves. The first drawings were discovered by accident - local boys reported about them. It happened in 1959. Since that time Nerja has been visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world, who come to look at the cave paintings. The majority of the excursion routes are also associated with these wonder caves, some of which have been converted into archaeological museums and carefully keep collections of valuable artifacts.
As the number of visitors grows every year, more tourist facilities are needed. However, there are still no high-rise buildings in the town. As a rule, here are built of two- or three-story buildings, which are stretched on long streets along the coast. The observation area called the Balcony of Europe has become one of the most popular places of Nerja. The area is built on one of the rocks near the shore. Not far away from the area you will find a large restaurant with glass walls, which also features beautiful views of the coast. In this town you will find numerous bars and restaurants with open terraces; the majority of them are located on the cliffs right above the sea. In general Nerja can be described as calm and quiet. There are no noisy discos and nightclubs here, but instead of them you will find a huge selection of tourist routes that will be definitely liked by tourists who enjoy recreation and sport. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Many travelers are attracted to the Nerja resort with its numerous scenic beaches. The length of the coastline of Nerja is 16km. The tourists may enjoy 12 scenic sand beaches in total. The … Open
An interesting historic structure is the Acueducto del Águila, also commonly known as the Eagle Bridge. The exact date of its construction is unknown, the beautiful bridge lies over a deep gorge and has about 40 arches. Surrounded by hills covered with lush vegetation, the bridge has a fascinating look. Usually, tourists visit it as part of a sightseeing tour on the way to the famous local caves.
One of the main advantages of the miniature resort is picturesque beaches, each of which has its own unique features. Away from the main tourist areas is El Playazo beach that becomes a venue for holding numerous festivals in summer. During the day, the traditional beach atmosphere reigns on the coast, but when darkness falls, it turns into a huge open-air disco where you can have fun until dawn.
1. The city bans smoking in public areas that is why tourists should pay attention to special signs. As a rule in close vicinity to governmental institutions and public establishments there … Open
A great choice for travelers who prefer relaxing in a comfortable environment is Playa La Torrecilla. Its length is about 300 meters; the fully-equipped beach has its own rental centers for hiring beach equipment, as well as several excellent restaurants. In high season the beach is always full of vacationers, so tourists are advised to go to the beach as early as possible.
Nerja A popular attraction of the resort is the charming beach of Playa El with a length of about 200 meters located in a beautiful bay. This miniature beach is framed by beautiful cliffs in which locals have carved their first homes hundreds of years ago. Some of these houses have survived to this day, they are considered unique historical monuments.
Nerja will stun its guests with a variety of restaurants and cafes. The city offers numerous gastronomy establishments fitting every taste and budget. A genuine gastronomy landmark is the … Open
Several hundred years ago, all Nerja coast was built up with watchtowers, but almost all of them were completely destroyed. Today we can see only two surviving towers, the highest and most famous is Torre de Macaca rising to an altitude of 12 meters. Despite the fact that the tower has no special architectural value, the locals still care about its safety. Maro Tower is also well-preserved, it is located on a very picturesque stretch of the coast. The ruins of some towers that can be seen during the excursion lie on the same coast.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Nerja
♥   Castle 'Castle of Bentomiz' Málaga, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Almuñécar' Granada, 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Bezmiliana' Málaga, 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of la Rijana' Granada, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Catalina' Málaga, 45.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Nerja
♥   Natural Park 'Sierras Subbéticas' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Montes de Málaga' , 43.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de Huétor' , 63 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva de la Pedriza' , 70.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra Nevada' , 73.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin

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Another vivid reminder of the Muslim period in medieval Spain is the historic Albayzin district. This wonderful neighborhood with narrow streets, old churches, and the ruins of ancient baths is one of the most amazing places to walk in. The district has several museums. Great restaurants, shops, and stores can be found in some Moorish houses today. … Read further
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