Plaza Cavana is a popular and, for much of the year, a quite vibrant square in the centre of Nerja, and is located behind the main church, the iglesia El Salvador on the Balcón de Europa.
La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias in Plaza de la Ermita, Nerja, was completed in 1720 and contains frescoes of the four evangelists dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Nuestra Señora de las Angustias – Our Lady of Sorrows – is the patron saint of Nerja.
The monarch widely credited as being responsible for naming the Balcón de Europa and turning it into an emblematic site, King Alfonso XII (1857 – 1885).
It hasn’t all been eating and drinking and one of the places we visited were the fabulous Nerja Caves (see The Nerja Caves website for all the info). It was a first visit for David and Linda, my fifth I think.
The Fábrica San José was built by the Martinez Manescau brothers and Gabriel Rodriguez Navas back in 1870.
In April 2010, a sculpture commemorating the discovery of the Nerja Caves was added to the Balcón de Europa, the work of Francisco Martín. This is the second sculpture on the Balcón de Europa by this artist, the other one being the highly popular statue of King Alfonso III.
A sculpture entitled ‘El Encuentro‘ adorns the roundabout by the Supersol supermarket at the western entrance to Nerja. It dates from 2005 and is the work of sculptor Robert Harding, although the official municipal ‘Point of Interest’ sign board unfortunately calls him Robert Halding. Twice. Poor artist.
Only one terrace in Plaza Cavana, Nerja, at the moment, complete with heaters of course. Despite there being snow on some of the hills today and the evening temperatures being quite low, there are still a fair number of people wandering around in shorts. Often with a thick jacket, but not always.
Very quiet at this time of year in places like Plaza de la Ermita in Nerja, nothing much happening day or night.
Above the ill-fated Verano Azul underground car park, which was turned into a private facility for residents of the area after it failed miserably as a public car park (as they all seem to do), is Plaza Cronista Pepe Pascual, named after Pepe Pascual, Official Chronicler of Nerja and the Nerja Caves.