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Nerja, known as the eastern gem of Málaga’s Costa del Sol and home to the Nerjeños, is a significant tourist destination renowned for its stunning coastal landscapes. This picturesque town, where the Sierra de Almijara mountains meet the Mediterranean, is part of the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Nature Area, featuring rugged coastlines and pristine coves.

Nerja’s charm extends beyond its scenic beaches to the historic districts of Nerja and Maro, the iconic Balcón de Europa, and architectural marvels like the El Salvador church and El Águila aqueduct. A highlight is the famous Nerja Cave, a prehistoric site with Upper Paleolithic origins.

The town’s history is rich, dating back to Roman times and later flourishing under Arab rule, known for producing fine silk. Post the Christian conquest in the late 15th century, Nerja saw diverse settlers and industries, including sugar and paper mills. The English destruction of its fortress and port during the War of Independence is a notable event in its history.

Nerja’s name, derived from Arabic Narixa, suggests “abundant spring,” reflecting the area’s water richness. This tranquil town, with its blend of historical significance and natural beauty, is a must-visit destination on the Costa del Sol.

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