Calle Cristo in Nerja is officially named Almirante Ferrandiz (Admiral Ferrandiz) and is known as Post Office street to many, due to the fact that the Correos (Post Office) is near to the bottom of the street. Almirante Ferrándiz was a Spanish admiral and the name of a Spanish destroyer that was sunk in the Civil War in 1936.

Calle Cristo runs from the main road across the top of Nerja, practically all the way down to the Balcon de Europa. The bottom half of the street (from its junction with Calle Los Huertos) is pedestrianised and as a result there are many restaurants and bars here with tables outside on the pavement. This section is one of the most popular parts of the old town and features on our old town tapas trail.

As already mentioned, the post office is near to the bottom of the street and the official lottery ticket office is nearby. There are also many small shops selling clothes, bags and other items, plus a large Tabac at the end of the street (where it joins Calle Pintada and Calle Carabeo) selling alcohol and tobbaco products.
Calle Cristo Nerja
If you continue on down the street past the tobacconists, along Callle Puerta del Mar, you will come out on the Balcon de Europa, the main square in Nerja, lined with bars, restaurants and hotels and spectacular views out over the Mediterranean.


From the bottom of Calle Cristo, Calahonda beach is a few minutes walk away and is quite possibly the most picturesque beach in Nerja, with Papagayos restaurant right on the beach. This is accessed by a long flight of steps from the street above, so is not suitable for wheelchair users, but many families with pushchairs make the descent. Other nearby beaches include El Salon, plus you can walk to Burriana beach along Calle Carabeo.

There are a number of hostals (small hotels) on Call Cristo, all within easy walking distance of the centre of Nerja and the Balcon de Europa. You will not need a car if you stay in this part of town as everything is within a few minutes walk.

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