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Things to see in Nerja

This is the list of things and places that you have to write down for your visit to Nerja. Here are the 15 things you have to visit in Nerja. A recommendation made with opinions from the best travel guides such as TripAdvisor, booking and the Nerjalovers group

  1. Las Cuevas de Nerja: This impressive set of caves is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nerja. The caves have a series of impressive rooms and galleries with stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations.
  2. The Balcony of Europe: This viewpoint is one of the most emblematic places in Nerja, with impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea and the beaches in the area.
  3. The beaches of Nerja: There are several stunning beaches in Nerja, including Playa Burriana, Playa de Calahonda and Playa de la Torrecilla.
  4. The Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park: This impressive natural park offers a wide variety of trails to explore nature and enjoy panoramic views.
  5. The Museum of Nerja: This museum offers an interesting collection of historical and archaeological artifacts, including remains from the Roman and Phoenician times.
  6. The Municipal Market: This market is a great place to explore the local culture. Formerly it was a market with a great variety of fresh products. And today it is a museum or exhibition hall.
  7. The Church of the Ermita and Plaza de la Ermita: They are located next to the Municipal Market on San Miguel street.
  8. The Church of El Salvador: This historic church is an important place of worship in Nerja, and it has an impressive baroque façade.
  9. Plaza de España: This square is a popular place to relax and enjoy local life, with a wide variety of bars and restaurants nearby. The Plaza de España is located behind the Nerja Town Hall. And just above the Municipal Parking or Balcon de Europa Parking.
  10. Maro, the church of Maro. The town of Maro is a small municipality with a lot of charm. It is located just 4 km from Nerja. We can easily reach Maro since it is located before entering the Cueva de Nerja. In the town of Maro we find the main square with several restaurants and the tourist apartments in Maro.
  11. Playa de Maro: Playa de Maro is one of the most beautiful places to relax and watch a sunset. Here we can rent a kayak and visit the Maro waterfalls. Near the beach of Maro we have the hotel Playa Maro. In Maro we can park in the Maro car park at the entrance to the town and another car park before entering the famous Maro beach.
  12. El Acueducto del Águila: This impressive 19th-century aqueduct is a major historical landmark in Nerja, offering stunning views from the top.
  13. The Museum of the History of Nerja: This museum offers an interesting collection of artifacts and documents that tell the story of Nerja from prehistoric times to the present.
  14. The Castle of Nerja: The castle no longer exists. This is just some of the Watchtowers that you can find in Nerja. The 19th century towers offer stunning views of the sea. These impressive towers were used to guard the town from pirates (Torre de Maro, Torre de Capistrano, Torre del Molino de Papel and Torre de Punta Lara or Torrox). In ancient times, in the place where the Balcon de Europa is now located, there was one of the fortifications of the city.
  15. “El Pinarillo” recreational area: It is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. It is located 10 km from Nerja. In the Natural area of Sierra Almijara. In this area we find a great variety of walking trails and picnic areas.
  16. Barco de Chanquete and El Parque Verano Azul: In this area we find a small playground and parking areas. In the Verano Azul park we find streets with the names of the actors of the Verano Azul series and the famous Verano Azul ship
  17. The Botanical Garden: This garden offers a wide variety of local plants and flowers, and is a great place to explore the flora and fauna of the area. It is located in the Cueva de Nerja. It can be accessed by the floating platform from Maro or by the main entrance of the Cueva de Nerja.
  18. El Mirador de Chanquete: This viewpoint offers impressive views of the Balcon de Europa, the sea and the Caletilla and Salon de Nerja beaches. It is a great place to take photos and enjoy the scenery.
  19. El Mirador del Cerro Gordo: This viewpoint offers panoramic views towards Nerja and up to La Herradura. and the surrounding mountains, and it’s a great place to enjoy the sunset. This place is not in Nerja. You have to go by car. But it’s only 20 minutes away by car.

I hope this list has been useful for planning your visit to Nerja.

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