The Balcón de Europa overlooking the Mediterranean is the town’s central point around which there are numerous attractive and typically Andalusian streets with souvenir and gift shops, and boutiques. Although Nerja remains very much a traditional Spanish town, the influence of foreign residents and tourists is huge, and there’s a thriving expatriate scene in the area.
Its historic centres starts from “El Balcón de Europa”, ancient castle from the Ninth Century and nowadays, view- point or balcony over the sea. In the “Boquete de Calahonda”, commences “El Paseo de Carabineros”, a beautiful pathway set deep in a natural setting of rocks that runs along the coast until the beach of Burriana.
The Shrine of “Ntra. Sra. De las Angustias”, with paintings of the maestro, Alonso Cano, and the Church of El Salvador, from the Seventeenth Century and of Mudejar- baroque styling, complete the catalogue of its buildings of historical interest.
Furthermore, the old quarter of the city offers the possibility of going shopping to the traditional shops which offer that craftsmanship and the typical products of the place.