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Balcón de Europa - Nerja

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Balcón de Europa - Nerja

The "Balcony of Europe" was named, legend has it, by King Alfonso XII in the 1800's.

Day 1 - Balcón de Europa
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Balcón de Europa
The Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe – is  situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers.

Today it is the focal point of the town, affording magnificent views up and down the coast. Looking left and down you have Clahonda beach and neighbouring coves, followed by Burriana beach and, in the distance, the picturesque village of Maro, site of the impressive Nerja Caves.

The Balcón de Europa is also the location for various concerts and ‘fiestas’ throughout the year, including the ‘not to be missed’ New Year celebrations with firework displays, music and dancing until dawn.

The Promenade – Paseo Balcón de Europa – is  completely pedestrianised, as are the adjoining streets (calle Puerta del Mar, calle Pintada, calle Cristo and calle Carabeo) and it is lined with cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours. In the summer months is a hive of activity.

At night the Balcón de Europa comes alive with artists, the odd musician and is a place where people just wander to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

It’s a great place to wander on a summer evening, or any other evening for that matter, and there are plenty of watering holes to choose from. In the adjacent Plaza Balcón de Europa you will also find a lot of bars and restaurants, such as El Candil, Bella Roma, El Patio, Julie’s Place, Doña Lola, Centurion, Lizarran and a few more besides. And if that’s not enough choice, there are dozens more within a couple of minutes walk. See Nerja Bars and Restaurants. 

The Balcón de Europa was made famous by King Alfonso XII (1857 – 1885) and his statue can be found at the far end.

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Elena María Aguado Sánchez

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Location Spain, Nerja
Categories Beach
Avaliable on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Address Nerja - Málaga
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