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Maro San Antón Festival 2014

Latest Whats On Thursday 16th of January 2014

Maro San AntonMaro’s annual San Antón festival will be held this year on Thursday and Friday the 16th and 17th of January (2014). The fiesta is one of the oldest held in the town, having its origins in the 17th Century, where owners of livestock would honour San Antón by lighting bonfires at midnight to ask for protection for their animals for the coming year.

The festival starts on the 16th, with bonfires in the streets, and visitors and locals enjoy food and drink from the area. There will be mass and a floral offering at 6pm in the church and the fires are set at 7pm in different streets with music by Grupo de Fandangos Cortijeros and Coro Arena y Sal. At 9pm the main bonfire is lit in the main square, in front of the church. There is live music and dancing until the small hours and prizes for the best bonfire.

The 17th is the day of San Antón with a mass at midday and fireworks and a procession in the evening at 9pm, with entertainment during the day (2pm and 5pm in the Caseta Official). There will be music and dancing from 10.30pm.

This year’s poster for the event has been painted by Rafael Vertedor Maese from Malaga.
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55th Anniversary Of The Discovery Of The Nerja Caves

News Sunday 12th of January 2014

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Sunday the 12th of January marks the 55th anniversary of the discovery of the Nerja Caves. To commemorate the event a milestone will be unveiled at midday, next to the original entrance to the caves. The Nerja caves as we know them today, were found in 1959, by five young men, who entered via a...Read More »

A Place In The Sun Nerja

News Friday 10th of January 2014

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The episode of the popular British TV series “A Place In The Sun” which was filmed in Nerja in October last year, was broadcast today (Friday 10th of January 2014) on Channel 4 TV. The show’s presenter Sara Damergi, took recently divorced Rajula Jasani, with a budget of £100,000,...Read More »

Nerja Episode Of A Place In The Sun On TV Friday

Thursday 9th of January 2014
The episode of the popular British TV series “A Place In The Sun” which was filmed in Nerja in October last year, is scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow (Friday 10th of January 2014) on...Read More »

Nerja Cine Club January 2014 Programme

Monday 6th of January 2014
Happy New Year Nerja cinephiles! We’ve got a great programme of films lined up for members on Wednesdays and Sundays of the month – the first is today, January 5th! See you at the movies,...Read More »

Tonights Three Kings Procession Brings Christmas In Nerja To A Close

Sunday 5th of January 2014
Tonight’s Three Kings procession marks the end of the Christmas season in Nerja. The procession starts at 5pm from Parque Verano Azul on the west side of Nerja (next to the Supersol) and...Read More »

Picture Of The Week

Strolling on the Balcón de Europa

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Royal Postmen At Plaza España

Saturday 4th of January 2014
The queue of children waiting to post their letters to the Three Kings, stretched from one side of Plaza de España to the other last night (see picture below). There was music and entertainment from La Carpa, and the children all received colouring...

The Royal Postmen Visits Nerja Today

Friday 3rd of January 2014
The Royal Postmen will be visiting Nerja this afternoon (Friday) and will also make a stop in Maro, ahead of the arrival of the Three Kings on Sunday. The Postmen will be here to collects the letters from the town’s children, detailing what...

Nerja Welcomes 2014 With Fireworks, Music and Grapes

Wednesday 1st of January 2014
A packed Balcon de Europa welcomed the start of the New Year last night, with fireworks, live music, dancing, drinking and grape eating as the midnight chimes rang out. The party started at 11pm, with a spectacular firework display just after...

German Catalogue Fashion Shoot In Nerja

Monday 30th of December 2013
The German fashion company that visited Nerja in October to use the Balcon de Europa and other parts of the town as a backdrop for a photo shoot have published the results in their spring catalogue. The German photographer Simone Scheneider plus a...

Renewing Your Resident Card, NIE or Padron in Nerja

Saturday 28th of December 2013
Nerja’s Foreigners Department have published the following advice with regard to renewing the documents foreigners need if they live in Nerja, specifically the Residents Card, NIE number (foreigners identification number) and Padron (similar...

Maro’s La Caleta Beach Damaged By Fire

Friday 27th of December 2013
An early morning fire on Christmas day devastated an area of around 8,000 square metres of vegetation on the hills around la Caleta beach in Maro. The small undeveloped beach between Nerja and Maro was made famous in the 1970’s Spanish TV...

Sunny Weather Returns To Nerja On Boxing Day

Thursday 26th of December 2013
Nerja’s Burriana beach from the Carabeillo Beach end on Boxing Day 2013. The wet weather from Christmas day was replaced with sunny weather and temperatures of almost 18 °C at lunchtime. In the shelter of the rocks at the far end of the...

Rain And Winds For Christmas Day In Nerja

Wednesday 25th of December 2013
The heavy rain that has been falling over most of Spain found its way down to Nerja in time for Christmas Day. The rain is forecast to continue until the evening, being at its heaviest around lunchtime, along with windy conditions. Temperatures are...

Papa Noel (Father Christmas) Parade Nerja 2013

Monday 23rd of December 2013
Nerja’s traditional Papa Noel (Father Christmas) Parade takes place tonight, Monday the 23rd of December 2013. Due to the road works in front of the Ayuntamiento building, the parade will start in Calle El Barrio (the pedestrianised street off...

Nerja Scene For 34 TV And Film Productions In 2013

Saturday 21st of December 2013
Over the past 12 months, Nerja has been the setting for a total of 34 TV, film and photographic productions, ranging from commercials, TV reports, fashion shoots and even a feature film. July was the busiest month, with a total of ten productions,...

Orange Trees Planted In Front Of Ayuntamiento Building

Friday 20th of December 2013
Eight new orange trees have been planted in Calle Carmen in front of the Ayuntamiento offices in Nerja as part of the improvement works that are currently being carried out. The two existing ficus trees (rubber plant) will be replanted elsewhere and...

Christmas Folk Music Around The Streets Of Nerja

Thursday 19th of December 2013
Starting tonight, Thursday the 19th of December, and on other nights throughout the Christmas period, groups of folk musicians will be performing traditional carols in Nerja’s streets. Tonight (Thursday) starts with the choir “El...

29th Nerja Christmas Mile This Saturday

Wednesday 18th of December 2013
The XXIX Milla de Navidad “Memorial Miguel Prados Ruiz” (Nerja Christmas Mile) athletics meeting will be held on Saturday (21st December), starting at 4.00pm with the start/finish line on the Balcon de Europa. This sporting event, has...

Nerja Municipal Nativity Scene (Belen) 2013

Tuesday 17th of December 2013
Nerja council’s traditional nativity scene (or Belen) is open to visitors every day from 6pm to 9pm at number 14 Calle Cristo in the old part of town. This year’s Belen has been created by members of the Hermandad de El Cautivo, who...

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