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Nerjas Plazas – Squares

Set back from the road, with shady trees, benches, maybe a fountain and a cafe or two, Nerja’s squares (plazas) are where everybody goes to relax with a coffee, or just to sit on a bench and watch the world go by. The best known of all the squares is the Balcon de Europa itself, lined with cafes and restaurants, the El Salvador church and of course its views out over the meditteranean. However there are many other plazas, big and small, in Nerja to explore and our guide will show you where they are and what they have to offer the visitor.

Plaza Cangrejos near to Torrecilla beach has entertainment every night during the summer months and Plaza de España (behind the town hall at the Balcon de Europa) hosts large events such as Residents Day as well as being the home to the Nerja Caves Museum. Smaller squares like Plaza Andalucia is hidden away in the back streets of the town and has little to offer other than a statue of Blas Infante. Plaza Cantarero at the top of town near to the bus station, has a fountain and a small cafe where you can have a coffee or a snack, sitting in the shade of the buganvillas.

Plaza Cavana (pictured) is very a popular place to go for a leisurely drink or a meal and is crammed with tables from the local bars and restaurants that surround the square. Plaza Tutti Frutti on the western side of Nerja is the centre of Nerja’s night life with bars open until the small hours and is a magnet for younger visitors who want to spend their days on the beach and their nights partying.

Click on the plazas shown below for more information, including a map showing how to find them in Nerja.

Plaza Andalucia Nerja

Plaza Andalucia is a small square well off the tourist track, in a residential area known as La Barriada de las Protegidas between Calle Los Huertos and the main road (see map below). San Miguel... More Information »
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Plaza Cangrejos Nerja

Plaza Cangrejos is near to Torrecilla Beach on the west side of Nerja, next to the steps that go down from Calle Malaga to the seafront. There are bars and restaurants lining the other side of the... More Information »

Plaza Cantarero Nerja

Plaza Cantarero in Nerja is a small square with a fountain and a cafe, at the top of Calle Pintada. The square is popular with locals and is a good place to go for a morning coffee at one of the... More Information »
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Plaza Cavana Nerja

Plaza Cavana Nerja is the square next to the church by the Balcon de Europa. Plaza Cavana has recently had a makeover and has new seating and pavements, making it one of the smartest squares in town.... More Information »
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Plaza de la Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias

Plaza de la Ermita is on Calle de San Miguel, just down from the Mercadona supermarket and is a small square, the centrepiece of which is the chapel of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias (Our Lady of... More Information »
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Plaza del Olvido Nerja (Olvido Square)

Plaza del Olvido is a small square just off Los Huertos not far from the Parador hotel and near to the Carabeo car park. The square has two restaurants on it, the very popular Joannies and the newly... More Information »
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Plaza España Nerja (Spain Square) Nerja

Plaza España Nerja is one of the newest squares in the town and is located behind the ayuntamiento/tourist information offices next to the church at the Balcon de Europa. To get to the square, walk... More Information »

Plaza Marina Nerja
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Plaza Marina in Nerja is hidden away just off Calle Castilla Perez near to the centre of Nerja. The square has a childs playground in the middle and is surrounded on two sides by a number of bars and... More Information »
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Plaza Tutti Frutti, Nerja

Plaza Tutti Frutti is the centre of Nerja’s late night entertainment industry, being lined with bars and clubs staying open until the small hours. Plaza Tutti Frutti lies between Castilla Perez... More Information »
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