Nerja's Old Town is a charming area full of narrow, winding streets and traditional whitewashed houses, offering a quintessential Andalusian atmosphere. It's a lovely place to take a stroll, take in the sights, and immerse yourself in the local culture.
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The Balcon de Europa is one of the highlights of the old town in Nerja
The Balcon de Europa is one of the highlights of the old town in Nerja

The Old Town in Nerja

One of the highlights of the Old Town is the Balcon de Europa, a viewpoint set on a rocky promontory that provides stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. It's a perfect spot for photography, or simply to enjoy the sun and sea breeze.

The Old Town is also home to several beautiful churches, including the Church of El Salvador and the Hermitage of Las Angustias. These churches, with their distinctive Spanish architecture, add to the historic charm of the area.

In the heart of the Old Town, you will find a wide array of restaurants, tapas bars, and shops selling a variety of goods, from local crafts and souvenirs to clothing and jewelry. The cuisine in Nerja is typically Andalusian, with plenty of seafood and traditional Spanish dishes. You will also find a variety of international food options.

Furthermore, the Old Town is home to several plazas, such as Plaza Cavana and Plaza España, which are lively gathering spots for locals and tourists alike. These squares are often bustling with activity, especially during the evening "paseo" (stroll) and are great places to people-watch and enjoy the local vibe.

Lastly, if you happen to visit Nerja during a festival, such as Easter Week (Semana Santa) or the Carnival, the Old Town is the place to be, as it's the center of celebrations.

Walking through the Old Town, with its combination of history, culture, and lively atmosphere, is a highlight of any visit to Nerja.

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