Nerja refers to a municipality located in Costa del Sol in Andalusia. It is a sea side resort that lies on the mouth of the Rio Chillar. The town used to be known as Narixa or abundant spring to the Arabs. Some of the cities near this amazing city include Malaga, Granada, Jaen, Almeria and Cordoba.
There are a number of attractions in Nerja. The Cuevas de Nerja refers to a cave system that was discovered as recent as the year 1959. It features four chambers that boast of bizarrely shaped stalagmites and stalactites as well as prehistoric rock paintings. The rock paintings show images of horses, goats, and dolphins are found in the upper gallery while the lower gallery features the unusual formations. There are also some important archaeological findings that have been found here including skull fragments. During the summer season the Sala de la Cascada is used as a concert hall hosting the festival of music and dance. To get to this attraction, you need to hire a car in Nerja.
The Balcony of Europe or the Balcón de Europa refers to an outlook terrace that is located high above the sea on a promontory smack in the centre of the town. It offers splendid views of the coast. The Alhambra Palace is located on Alhambra Hill and is one of the best examples of fine Moorish architecture and art. It features an exquisitely designed interior fit for the purpose that it served as a residence of notable rulers during the reign of the Moor Dynasty. Nearby attractions include the Alhambra Park and Architects Garden. These gardens were terraced and date back to the fourteenth century. They are referred to as Jemnat al-Arif. To get to these attractions you need to rent a car in Nerja.
The Granada Cathedral is regarded as the most beautiful Renaissance Church in the whole of Spain. The Charterhouse also known as the Cartuja refers to a Carthusian monastery that dates back to the year 1516. It features a remodeled seventeenth century Baroque style interior. It also features a sacristy with a riot of fine stucco ornament. The Corral del Carbon dates back to the fourteenth century caravanserai and the only one left in Spain. It has served a number of purposes since the expulsion of the Moors in the year 1531 including as a residential house as well as a theatre. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Nerja.
There are a number of other attractions in Nerja. They include Palacio de Carlos V or Square of the Cisterns, San Nicolás, Albaicín Quarter, Bañuelo or Baños Arabes, Carmen de los Martires, Casa Morisca del Chapiz, Casa de Castril, Casa-Museo Federico García Lorca, Convento de San Jerónimo, Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta, and more.
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