The El Salvador Church on the Balcon de Europa Nerja was built in 1697 with the bell tower added in 1724. It was restored to its current state in 1997.

The church is very popular for weddings, with the spectacular backdrop of the Balcon de Europa, Calahonda and El Salon beaches for the photos, with receptions often taking place in Cochrans or the Balcon de Europa hotel.

The church itself is of a baroque-neoclassic style, divided in three naves separated by pillars and half point arches. The ceiling of the central nave has a mudejar style and the lateral ones have edged domes and half barrel vaults at the front. The transept is finished off with a semi-spherical ribbed cupola.

El Salvador church is one of the few places of worship in the world that has representations of all three archangels as San Miguel (St Michael) is also the patron saint of Nerja.

The clock strikes the hour (with one chime per hour of the day) and half hour (with a single chime). This can be confusing at midday, when the clock strikes one chime for 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm.

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