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Nerja is a beautiful city located in Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga, in the community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The origin of the name goes back to the times when the area was dominated by Muslims, and it means abundant source. Nerja has a long history that goes back to before Antiquity. In 1959, archaeologists found primitive paintings in the Nerja caves. Today, Nerja is a wonderful holiday destination, which offers tourists everything they need for a perfect holiday: tourist attractions, restaurants and other entertainment venues.
Top Attractions Within Nerja
Caves of Nerja are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja, Spain. Stretching for almost 3 miles, the caverns are one of Spain's major tourist attractions. The caves were rediscovered in 1959 by five friends, who entered through a narrow sink hole, known as La Mina. Each of the galleries has a number of halls, areas where the walls, floors or ceilings close in to subdivide the main caverns.
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary is the perfect place for everybody in the family to have fun and learn more interesting things about donkeys. Everyone who goes to Nerja should take an hour to visit and feed the donkeys and learn about the work which takes place there. Make sure you bring a lot of carrots for the donkeys, pigs and odd ducks.
Church of El Salvador in Nerja was built in 1697 and later was made bigger in 1776. In 1792 there was another addition to the church, and the plans were revised by the famous Spanish Ventura Rodriguez. The facade is built in a Baroque style and the ceiling is Mudejar. The main facade has a door that is framed by two pilasters and topped with an arch. It is one of the most beautiful churches in Nerja.
The Aqueduct of El Aguila near Nerja was constructed by Francisco Cantarero at the end of the 19th century to bring water to the old Maro sugar factor. It looks like a Roman aqueduct, with four floors of brick arcades that have a total of 37 arches.