The small city of Nerja is built on cliffs carved into sandy bays. It is the tourist capital of Axarquia with its narrow streets and relaxed charm that is quite exceptional on a coastline damaged by overdevelopment, and today it remains a place of inspiration for numerous artists. Don't miss the 'Balcon de Europa' in the city centre which offers a spectacular view over the sea, especially at sunset. Not far from there, the Nerja Cave, one of the biggest in Europe, is also worth a visit.
The Eagle Aqueduct, also known as the Eagle Bridge, was built in the 19th century.© Karel Stipek / age fotostock
The Paseo Balcon de Europa promenade is lined with cafés, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlours, hostels and hotels.© SNicolas / age fotostock
The sea meets the mountains to form a coastal landscape that is unique in the Malaga province.© Carmen Saez / age fotostock
The average annual temperature in this magnificent coastal town is 19.5 degrees.© Gaby Wojciech / age fotostock