Balcon de Europa, Nerja

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Appreciate panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline from Balcon de Europa. Built originally as a fortress to protect from intruders, the viewpoint now serves as the focal point of the beautiful coastal town of Nerja. From the top of the structure, you have a bird’s eye view of the local swimming beaches and can also spot the famous village of Maro, site of the Nerja Caves. Walk the bustling promenade that leads to the viewpoint to find several shops, restaurants, and accommodations. To visit Balcon de Europa on your trip to Nerja, use our Nerja trip planning website .
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  • A fleeting, one day visit did not disappoint. Plenty of little shops and restaurants situated all through pretty little lanes. Busy? Yes but not crowded. Nice views over the 'balcony' and the evening ...  more »
  • The best place to contemplate the beauty of Nerja, cliffs and coves. After strolling through its beautiful historic centre, you could not imagine a better climax.
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  • Nerja is wonderful, its narrow streets you fall in love with its smell of jasmine. The sea views are beautiful, the water clear and transparent. A good place for vacation.
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  • This is an amazing spot for a day trip and provides with amazing views of the crystal clear sea water. Lots of options to sit down for a beer or meal! Did a family lunch here and spent few hours walking around and admiring the natural beauty
  • One of the nicer beaches that I have been to in Europe. It's rocky and some are sharp, so wear some shoes that you can throwaway if you have sensitive feet.
  • What's not to love, a great square with shops and restaurants, little streets to explore and fantastic views of mountains rolling down to the sea. Great for all ages.
  • What a lovely place. Loads going on and great sea views. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Can get busy with tourists.
  • Nerja is a very picturesque city and the "Balcon de Europa" is a place where you could enjoy the sea view, the charming alley and a lot of bars and restaurants - with one word - Everything!!!

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Where to stay in Nerja

Luxury and economy hotels line the water at Burriana Beach, the most popular beach in the city. For a stay in the center of the action, consider lodging at Carabeo Beach along the town's main promenade. Lodging in El Capistrano Village, a recreation of a traditional village, offers a peaceful respite in white-washed buildings among flower gardens.
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