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Nerja Semana Santa – Easter – 2018 Events

Latest Whats On Friday 27th of March 2015

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 first procession is on Palm Sunday at midday, starting at Plaza Ermita and ending at the church on the Balcon de Europa. The largest procession is on Easter Sunday, starting (at midday) and finishing on the Balcon de Europa.

There are other processions throughout the week, beginning and ending 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.

A good spot to watch all the processions is near to the chemists (Farmacia) on Calle Pintada, or you can join the crowds on the Balcon de Europa.

Nerja Easter Processions

Below is a list of processions from 2017 – this will be updated with the 2018 information when it is released by Nerja council, however it is always the same every year – only the dates change.

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Two New Foot Bridges For Playazo Beach Nerja Planned

News Wednesday 18th of March 2015

Two New Foot Bridges For Playazo Beach Nerja Planned
Two new bridges will be constructed on Nerja’s El Playazo beach, at the western end of the town. The bridges will span the two rivers at either end of the beach, allowing pedestrians to cross the rivers Chillar and Seco without getting their feet wet. At present a temporary sand embankment...Read More »

Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure

News Thursday 5th of March 2015

Papagayo Beach Restaurant Under Threat Of Closure
Nerja’s very popular beach bar and restaurant, Papagayo, on Calahonda beach, next to the Balcon de Europa has been told that they will be unable to reopen this spring after their winter break, as Nerja council have changed the classification of the land the restaurant stands on. According to...Read More »

Thousands Turn Out For Nerja’s Dia Del Pedal 2015

Wednesday 4th of March 2015
Over two thousand people on bicycles crammed into the narrow streets of Nerja, for the 2015 Dia Del Pedal (Day of the Pedal). The annual event, which takes place every year on Andalucia day (February...Read More »

Nerja Carnival 2018

Monday 9th of February 2015
Nerja Carnival takes place every year in the week before the start of Lent, which itself is the run up to Easter. The finalé of the Carnival is the ‘Entierro Del Bogueron’ or the Burial...Read More »

Improvement Works Continue In Nerja Over The Winter Months

Tuesday 27th of January 2015
Nerja council are taking advantage of the relative quiet of the cooler winter months to carry out a series of improvement works around the town. This week work has started on Calles Los Huertos and...Read More »

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Nerja Christmas Illuminations 2017

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Work Underway To Improve Lighting At Torrecilla Beach Nerja

Saturday 10th of January 2015
Workmen are currently installing new low energy lighting along the promenade at Nerja’s Torrecilla beach as part of a €40,000 project to update the street lights in this area. Once completed, forty street lights from Plaza Cangrejos to El...

Alminares Choir 30th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 3rd of January 2015
The Alminares choir, which was founded in 1984, are holding a free concert in front of the church on the Balcon de Europa to celebrate the end of their 30th anniversary year. The concert is on today, Saturday 3rd of January 2015, and will start at...

Nerja Welcomes 2015 With Fireworks And Music On The Balcon de Europa

Thursday 1st of January 2015
A packed Balcon de Europa enjoys a spectacular firework display to welcome in 2015 as the church clock chimes midnight. Last night’s celebrations included live music performed by two different bands, and at midnight UK time a man in a kilt...

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  • New Year’s Eve On The Balcon de Europa Nerja

    Wednesday 31st of December 2014
    Every year, Nerja Council organise a free New Years Eve party on the Balcon de Europa. The party starts at 11pm with live music (this year by the band Los Hados Negros) and there will be a bar and fireworks at midnight. You can also bring your own...

    Improvement Works For Los Huertos

    Friday 26th of December 2014
    Nerja council have announced that improvement works will be carried out on Calle Los Huertos, the one way street that runs from the fountain near to the Parador Hotel towards the pedestrianised section of the old town. This street becomes very...

    Municipal Band To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Free Concert On The Balcon de Europa

    Wednesday 24th of December 2014
    Nerja’s Municipal Band will be holding a free concert on the Balcon de Europa to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The event will take place at 1pm on Sunday the 28th of December 2014, conducted by José Pedro Almendro del Pino. The concert...

    Father Christmas (Papá Noel) Parade

    Tuesday 23rd of December 2014
    Nerja’s traditional Papa Noel (Father Christmas) Parade takes place on Tuesday the 23rd of December 2014. The parade starts at the Town Hall (Tourist Information) by the Balcon de Europa at 5pm. The parade will go along plaza Cavana, calle...

    “El Gordo” Lottery Drawn Today

    Monday 22nd of December 2014
    The Spanish Christmas Lottery, popularly known as El Gordo (the fat one) is being drawn today live on Spanish television. Throughout Spain, TVs in people’s homes, bars, restaurants and work places will be on, as ticket holders watch the...

    Alfa Romeo To Film Advert In Nerja

    Thursday 18th of December 2014
    The Italian sports car company Alfa Romeo have chosen the municipality of Nerja as one of the locations to film an advert for the new Alfa 4C Spider. Filming will take place in the spectacular setting of the coast road in the natural park from Maro...

    Nerja Christmas Illuminations 2014

    Friday 12th of December 2014
    Nerja’s Christmas Lights 2014 in the main square on the Balcon de Europa looking towards the church. The council are still putting more lights up around the town and we will publish a full gallery when they have finished....

    Improvement Works In Plaza Marina Nerja

    Wednesday 3rd of December 2014
    Nerja council have been carrying out improvement works in Plaza Marina, one of Nerja’s many squares. The council have replaced the wooden railings, that had been quietly rotting away over the years. The railings have been changed for new ones...

    Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta – Maroween 2014

    Monday 27th of October 2014
    This year’s Chestnut and Sweet Potato Fiesta, also known as Maroween, will take place as usual on October the 31st, Halloween night. For the first time, this year’s festival will last for three days, ending on the 2nd of November. The...

    Tutti Frutti Residents Complain About The Noise

    Wednesday 22nd of October 2014
    The residents from Nerja’s Tutti Frutti plaza have complained to the council about the bars in the square with music and terraces. According to a 2002 law approved by the regional government, bars with music can not have terraces outside and...

    Nerja Feria 2015

    Monday 29th of September 2014
    Click for the Nerja Feria 2013 Photo Gallery Nerja Feria 2015 will take place as it has done in previous years in the Calle Carabeo/Los Huertos car park area and some of the neighbouring streets. The Feria consists of a large fairground surrounded...

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