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Semana Santa Nerja Easter 2013

Latest News Monday 25th of March 2013

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is marked by a series of processions around the town by the different religious brotherhoods, where funereal music, slow drum beats and incense set the mood, whilst dozens of volunteers carry huge platforms bearing images of the Easter story.

The next procession is on Wednesday the 27th of March, followed by two more on Thursday and Friday, with the largest being on Easter Sunday. The route of the marches are similar although the one on Easter Sunday is longer. 

Most begin and end at the El Salvador church next to the Balcon de Europa, where the spectacle of the huge icons being squeezed out of the door is worth seeing. 

People lining the streets give an indication that you are in the right place, and the slow drum beats in the distance warn of the march’s advance.
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Palm Sunday Gets Easter Parades Underway In Nerja

News Sunday 24th of March 2013

Palm Sunday Gets Easter Parades Underway In Nerja
Today is Palm Sunday and the first procession of Semana Santa (Easter Week) will take place today starting at the Ermita de Nuestra Senora De Las Angustias (pictured) at noon. The procession will end at the Iglesia de el Salvador at the Balcon de Europa and will go down Calles Angustias, Pintada,...Read More »

Fuente Del Baden SUP-4 Urbanisation Work To Start In April

News Sunday 24th of March 2013

Fuente Del Baden SUP-4 Urbanisation Work To Start In April
The delayed urbanisation groundwork on land near to Fuente del Baden is set to get underway from April 1st. The project has been held up due to planning changes. The work should take 18 months to complete, which will pave the way for the development of the land. The plans for the 170,000 square...Read More »

Nerja Renews Its Legal Status As “Large Tourist Municipality”

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Nerja council’s Councillor of Commerce, Nieves Atencia, has reported that the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía has approved the renewal Nerja’s status as a...Read More »

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A new information office for visitors has opened underneath Nerja town hall. Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo has described this new office as an “important shopwindow” for the Nerja...Read More »

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For the last three weeks the SEPRONA unit of the Guardia Civil have been hunting for a large crocodile spotted by a concerned resident in an area with artificial lagoons in Mijas. The resident called...Read More »

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