Prolonged moments of hectic workload and urban cacophony calls for a relaxing vacation at one of the most appealing Spanish lands across the globe. Nerja has been a tourist favourite over the progressing years and has served the global footfall with a perfect blend of both authenticity and modernization. As you set foot on the soil of Nerja, you are welcomed by a host of sightseeing options for your vacation. We, however, have tried to narrow down the list for you, by selecting a few places you might include up your pre-planned list.
Picasso Museum Malaga
The residents of Malaga take pride in being part of the birthplace of Picasso. inaugurated on 27th of October 2003, the museum reflects the most celebrated works of the artistic maestro. Situated at a walking distance of about 2 minutes from the Malaga Cathedral, the museum houses 233 works, covering the 80 years of Picasso’s work. The artwork is distributed across 11 room within the building and has been an inordinate point of attraction for art lovers from all corners of the world. The museum involved rigorous and detailed planning of about 50 years. The lily-white walls of the church are adorned by several artistic gems, including a work of art by the artist’s sister, Lola. As quoted by Picasso, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Be sure to drop in for temporary exhibitions at the museum during your short vacation in Nerja.
Church of San Antonio
An exemplary architecture of the 17th century, the Church of San Antonio is in Calle Real. It is built atop the site of an old mosque and its bell tower was initially the minaret of a mosque. The intricate finesse of art is one of the prime attractions of the place. The church is attributed to be the main religious building of the province of Frigilliana. While food and finding good places to eat remains a concern at all points, the church is situated near a small plaza with a restaurant that serves lip-smacking food and liquor for tourists and locals alike.
Punta Lara is a substantially large hillside urban area located on the hillside of the Western outskirts of Nerja. It is situated bang opposite to Marinas de Nerja Hotel. The area is an amalgamation of some of the finest holiday rentals of the areas and residential homes of the local inhabitants. Though the place does not offer you much of a scenic relaxation, you can always look forward to some urban fun at poolside bars, authentic local restaurants and refreshing communal pools. What better? The place is quite easily accessible. You can board a bus from the nearest bus terminal on N-340 or book a taxi and reach your desired destination in the area. A taxi ride will approximately cost you something around €7 to €8.
Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo
A place of absolute scenic beauty and grandeur, The Acantilados de Maro–Cerro Gordo runs across Torre de Maro, all the way to the Cazaida Creek in Granada. Stretching across 12 km, the natural site covers a total area of 395 hectares in land and 1415 in water. It offers a unique combination of striking plateaus, rocky cliffs, high terraces, marine floor and tiny coves, a major part of which has remained untouched by human inhabitancy, has become a place of natural attraction for tourists and locals alike. The United Nations declared the place a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI). When in Nerja, you can always block a certain part of your trip to plan a trip to the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo with friends and family. Apart from the magnificent beauty of the place, the area boasts of an eccentric cultural value through places like the Aguilla aqueduct and the five beacon towers.
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Listed as the last beach in the municipality of Malaga, Playa el Cañuelo is a happening beach situated on the border of a province between Malaga and Granada. The place is surrounded and complemented by the beauty of the amazing cliffs at Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo and a perfect climate. Playa el Cañuelo is definitely a great choice if you are in search of a secluded place with an aura of peace around. The rustic beach cannot be accessed easily, but this, somehow adds on to its charm. Considered to be one of the calmest places, the place however has no dearth of fun with a few ideal locations for diving and snorkelling. The place offers a great deal of area for the preservation of endangered aquatic species as well. To sum it up, the beach is one of the best hideaways from the rest of the world.
Fuente Del Esparto
Fuente del Esparto, also known as the Fountain of Esparto is a part of the famous Frigilliana walk that covers the entire route from the entrance of the Caves of Nerja to the picnic area in El Pinarillo. The Fountain of Esparto Grass in an extension along this route. If you and your friends are adventure lovers, you can always plan out a trek across this path, somewhere between your other plans for the vacation. Afterall, Nerja offers you a lot to explore apart from the serene natural beauty that surrounds you.
There can be a plethora of addition to the list of places that you can pick for sightseeing in Nerja. However, if you are on a tight schedule during your vacation, these are a few suggested places that might be great inclusions to your list. Nerja is quite versatile when it comes to the variations of tourist spots to choose from. What’s your pick?