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1,500 Poinsettias To Be Planted Around Nerja

Latest News Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Nerja Council will be planting 1,500 of the red ponsetia flowers (pascueros) in places such as the Balcon de Europa, Calle Pintada and the roundabouts on the approches to the town. Workers from the council’s Parks and Gardens department will put the traditional Christmas flowers in over the next week.

The councillor for Parks and Gardens, Nieves Atencia, has asked that people respect the plants saying that every year many of the poinsettias are uprooted, presumably as acts of vandalism or by people who want to take the plant back to decorate their own homes. She has also pointed out that if the plants are uprooted and replanted, they are unlikely to survive.

Last year also for the first time, pascueros were planted around the 125 year old tree in front of the church on the Balcon de Europa (pictured).

Poinsettias are popular decorations around Nerja at Christmas time with many houses, shops and restaurants decorated with them. The plant itself originates from Mexico and legend has it that its association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where a young girl was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson “blossoms” sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias and the star-shaped leaf pattern are said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem.

Nerja Council Tax Reduction For 14,000 Homes In 2014

News Sunday 8th of December 2013

Nerja Council Tax Reduction For 14,000 Homes In 2014
Nerja Council have announced that nearly 14,000 homes in Nerja will see their council tax (IBI) reduced in 2014 due to a subsidy being provided by the county council. The reduction will apply to properties with a rateable value (catastral) less than €100,000, which, according to the council,...Read More »

Nerja Christmas Lights Turned On

News Thursday 5th of December 2013

Nerja Christmas Lights Turned On
Nerja’s 2013 Christmas lights have been turned on, just in time for the long holiday weekend which starts tomorrow. This year the council have come to an agreement with the local business association, who are providing 21 displays on Calle Cruz and Pintada in the centre of town. By working...Read More »

Día de la Constitución Public Holiday In Nerja

Wednesday 4th of December 2013
Friday the 6th of December 2013 is a public holiday in Nerja and in Spain for Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) which commemorates the referendum held in Spain in 1978 to approve the...Read More »

Torrecilla Railings Removed

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013
Workmen from Nerja council have started work removing the last set of old railings from the promenade at Torrecilla beach in preparation for installing new stainless steel railings. This is the final...Read More »

Christmas Entertainment At The Nerja Cultural Centre

Saturday 30th of November 2013
As usual during the festive period, the Nerja Cultural Centre has a full programme of events lined up, including children’s entertainment. The Christmas programme starts on Sunday 1st of...Read More »

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Malaga Christmas Lights 2013 Switch On Tonight

Friday 29th of November 2013
Malaga city’s Christmas lights are set to be turned on tonight, Friday the 29th of November 2013. This year’s illuminations have been put up around the shopping streets of the town, centred around the most commercial of them all, Calle...

Rio Chillar Clean Up

Thursday 28th of November 2013
Workmen are currently cleaning up the mouth of the Rio Chillar at Nerja’s El Playazo beach, as part of a council plan to clear the river mouths before possible heavy winter rain. The mouth of the Rio Seco, at the other end of El Playazo, will...

Christmas Fofucha Workshop On In Nerja

Wednesday 27th of November 2013
The Popular Traditions department at Nerja council have organised a series of workshops teaching people how to make Christmas decorations and “fofuchas”. Fofuchas are a type of hand-made doll, which originated in Brazil, using a...

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    Tuesday 26th of November 2013
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    Castilla Perez Roadworks Start On Monday

    Saturday 23rd of November 2013
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    Thursday 21st of November 2013
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    Nerja Caving Club Wins Two Silver Medals In Andalucian Champioships

    Tuesday 19th of November 2013
    Members of Nerja’s Caving Club won two silver medals in Sunday’s XII Andalucian Caving Championship. The event, orgainsed by the Andalucian Federation Of Caving and Canyoning was held in Jorox, Alozaina. David Jimena and Alfonso Atencia...

    Nerja Free Car Park Closed On Monday

    Sunday 17th of November 2013
    Nerja council have announced that the free car park on the site of the new health centre (by Mercadona) will be closed from 8am on Monday the 18th for resurfacing works to be carried out. The car park, which is on the banks of the Rio Chillar, will...

    Plaza de España Access To Be Improved

    Saturday 16th of November 2013
    The short street that runs from the church on the Balcon de Europa (Calle Carmen) past the tourist information office up to Plaza de España is about to undergo a refurbishment. The €60,000 project is due to take 45 days to complete and, according...

    Nerja Police Take Lizard Into Custody

    Friday 15th of November 2013
    Nerja’s local police force captured an iguana yesterday, found on the access road to El Playazo beach near to El Chaparil school. A passer by called the police after spotting the lizard which was then taken back to the police station. The...

    Paseo de los Carabineros Blueprint Approved

    Thursday 14th of November 2013
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    Tourist Board Promotional Video Filmed In Frigiliana

    Wednesday 13th of November 2013
    The Costa del Sol Tourist Board has been filming in Frigiliana as part of its latest advertising campaign. The publicity video has been filmed in different parts of the Costa del Sol, showing what the region has to offer to tourists, from the...

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