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Nerja & Costa del Sol (East), Spain Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights Jerry Wallis

Nerja & Costa del Sol (East), Spain Travel Guide - Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

Jerry Wallis

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Venturing out of the overwhelming hustle and bustle of the Western Costa del Sol, step into the more relaxed Eastern Costa del Sol, commonly known as Costa del Sol Oriental. It is here, in this easternmost coastal part of the Axarquía province where the cliffs meet the sea, that the charming seaside resort of Nerja is nestled in the foothills of the dramatic Sierra Almijara overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With whiffs of traditional Moorish influence and a historic devotion to fishing, Nerja is a preferred location for those looking to meet the more peaceful face of the Costa del Sol.Formerly known as Detunda in Roman times, the city of Nerja was later named Narixa by the Moors, meaning “abundant springs”- a fit name for this jewel of a seaside resort. Its history dates back to about 30,000 years ago, a fact evident by the Paleolithic remains uncovered in the caves present in region.With no high-rise hotel buildings in sight and strict architectural planning regulations in place, Nerja is all about its narrow and winding cobbled streets, balconies brimming with geraniums, whitewashed artsy local stores and Tapas bars. It is also the proud home of the Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja), discovered in 1959 and currently the 3rd most visited monument in Spain as well as the famous 9th century Balcon de Europa – a favorite meeting place and viewpoint among tourists due to its stunning panoramic sights of the Mediterranean sea.Contents:Introduction to Nerja & Costa del Sol (East)OverviewCultureLocation & OrientationClimate & When To VisitSightseeing HighlightsNerja CavesBalcon de EuropaEl Salvador ChurchLa Ermita de Nuestra Senora de las AngustiasEl Aguila AqueductBurriana BeachFrigiliana VillageNerja Donkey SanctuaryMaro VillageThe Alhambra (Granada)Albayzin Neighborhood (Granada)Cathedral of GranadaRecommendations for the Budget TravelerPlaces To StayHostal AlhambraHotel BajamarVilla FlamencaHotel Perla MarinaHotel Plaza CavanaHostal VeronicaPlaces To Eat & DrinkLa PuntillaEl PulguillaMerendero AyoMorenoEl AjiPlaces To ShopNerja’s Open MarketNerja Book CenterAlcaicieraArtespanaCaldereria Nueva Street