Things to See in Nerja
** Things to See in Nerja ➜ Explore the Old Town
What Can You See in Nerja?
Nerja is one of the small "pueblos blancos" in the heart of Andalucia. During the summer visitors flock to southern Spain (and to this tiny village) to soak up the bright sunny rays of the Costa del Sol and enjoy the calm surf of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. You could spend just a few hours walking around Nerja and visiting some of its 'Top Sights'... or come for a few weeks and discover a part of Andalucia that is still unknown to many... we promise... it will be worth it!
Keep reading to learn more about the TOP Things to See in and around Nerja on your next holiday!
And, if your up for an active holiday... read about the Top 10 Things to Do in Nerja.
The TOP Things to See in NerjaThe Nerja Caves - The Balcon de Europa - La Ermita de las Angustias - The Church of El Salvador - Eagle Aqueduct - Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos - Plaza Tutti Frutti - El Barco de Chanquete de Verano Azul - The Beaches of Nerja - The Beaches of Maro - Nerja Museum
➜ Visit the nearby Villages of (Frigiliana, Acebuchal, Almuñécar, La Herradura, Salobreña, Torrox, Competa, Velez-Malaga)
➜ Explore the Natural Parks - The Maro / Cerro Gordo Nature Reserve - Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama
More Things to See in Nerja and Beyond...
- Balcon de Europa: This former castle turned viewing platform offers stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding coastline.
- Nerja Caves: These impressive caves are known for their stunning stalactites and stalagmites. They even host annual concerts due to their excellent acoustics.
- Burriana Beach: A popular sandy beach offering a variety of watersports, beach bars, and restaurants. Great for sunbathing and swimming.
- Frigiliana: Just a short drive from Nerja, this charming white-washed village offers fantastic views, narrow winding streets, and local artisan shops.
- Church of El Salvador: An impressive 17th-century church located near Balcon de Europa, combining baroque and Moorish styles.
- Maro Beach: A tranquil and unspoiled beach, with crystal clear water - perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.
- Rio Chillar: Known for its 'river walk', this natural beauty spot offers a great hiking experience, complete with waterfalls and wildlife.
- Tuesday Market (Mercadillo de Nerja): A lively local market selling everything from fresh produce to clothing and souvenirs.
- Museo de Nerja: A small museum showcasing the history and culture of Nerja and the surrounding areas, including the story of the Nerja Caves.
- Aqua Tropic Water Park: Located a short drive away in Almuñécar, this is a great day out for families, with numerous water slides and pools.
- Torrecilla Beach: Another of Nerja's popular beaches, with a promenade filled with restaurants and bars.
- Eagle Aqueduct: An impressive 19th-century aqueduct, also known as the Puente del Águila, located near Maro.
- Cala del Pino: A less crowded beach, offering a peaceful atmosphere and great snorkeling opportunities.
- Calle San Juan de Capistrano: A picturesque street filled with traditional Andalusian houses, shops, and restaurants.
- Tower of Macaca: A historic watchtower offering panoramic views of the town and coast.
- Nerja Donkey Sanctuary: A rescue center for mistreated donkeys and other animals, they welcome visitors and the opportunity to learn about their rescue work.
- Punta Lara: A quiet residential area with a beautiful beach and some lovely beach bars and restaurants.
- El Playazo Beach: The largest beach in Nerja, less crowded and more laid back, with a number of beachside restaurants.
- Hiking Sierra de Almijara: The mountain range surrounding Nerja offers numerous hiking trails, with breathtaking views and wildlife spotting.
- Chanquete's Boat - La Dorada: A tribute to a popular Spanish TV series, 'Verano Azul', the boat is a popular photo spot for fans of the show.
- Maro Waterfall (Cascada de Maro): This beautiful waterfall is a hidden gem located near Maro Beach. It's most impressive after rainfall, and it's accessible by kayak or boat from the sea.
- Acebuchal Village: Often referred to as "The Lost Village", Acebuchal was abandoned during the Spanish Civil War and was repopulated and restored only in the late 20th century. It's a beautiful hamlet nestled in the mountains with whitewashed houses and narrow, winding streets.
- Torrox Village: Known for having the "best climate in Europe", Torrox is a charming village with both a coastal area, known for its beaches and promenade, and an inland old town, filled with traditional Moorish architecture and cobblestone streets.
- Competa: Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Almijara, Competa is known as the "Pearl of Axarquia." It's a beautiful village known for its local wine and the annual Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine) festival. The village offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and Mediterranean Sea.
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