iglesia El Salvador, Nerja

This is the bell tower of the picturesque 17th century Church of El Salvador – Iglesia El Salvador – which is situated on the edge of the Balcón de Europa and close to what used to be the old Guards Tower. The four-sided tower was originally built in 1724 and later reformed.

iglesia El Salvador, Nerja

The original church was erected in 1505, although the existing structure was not actually built until much later, in 1697, and it was then further extended during the period 1776 – 1792.

On the front of the church are two quite large and typical ceramic tile plaques, one detailing the history of the church, the other a rather beautiful and colourful religious scene.

The interior is noted for its 18th century frescoes decorating the Evangeline nave, and the contemporary mural of the annunciation by the painter Francisco Hernandez.