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Welcome to our Nerja news section where you can keep up to date with the main stories that are emerging in Nerja today with our rapid fire news snippets. Please be aware that these pages aren’t a ‘what’s on’ section however if you’d like to be kept up to date with the many concerts and exhibitions that take place in the town and the wider area including Malaga you can follow us on Facebook or circle us on Google+.
Municipal nativity scene opens to the public - 10th Dec 2015
Yesterday evening the annual nativity scene put together as part of the municipal display was revealed to the public in a small ceremony in the tunnel of the main town hall building. The mayoress, Rosa Arrabal Téllez, attended the event along with popular traditions councillor Patricia Gutiérrez Román and numerous local residents to sing traditional Christmas carols and hymns. This years scene, designed by José Miguel Ortuño Rodríguez, is set up in the Casa Consistorial window directly opposite the tourist office so anybody interested in passing by and taking a look can do so at any time during daylight hours.
Nerja hosts charity padel tournament - 9th Dec 2015
The Narixa Padel club in conjunction with the sports department of the town hall announced today that it will host a tournament this weekend to raise funds for the municipality's food bank. Entrance to the tournament, which is to be held at the indoor sports facility behind the Enrique López Cuenca stadium, is free to sign up for with the only condition being that each player must bring 4 kilos of food as a donation. All are welcome to watch the tournament which will take place on Saturday from 10am to approximately 1pm and encouraged to bring donations of non perishable food items which can be left at a collection point in the sports centre itself.
Festive trimmings get competitive - 4th Dec 2015
Local councillors and representatives of the Nerja Centro commercial association have today announced details of this years competition for the best Christmas shop window display. The period for potential contestants to get involved will remain open until midday on the 24th of December with no limitations on the materials or space which entrants can use. This year the winner will receive €300 in prize money with second and third places receiving €200 and €100 respectively.
Cycle club receives recognition - 3rd Dec 2015
Nerja's X-Bike cycle club has for the second year running been recognized as one of Andalucia's premier cycling organisations by the Andalucian cycling federation. The club, which does a lot of work with children in the community, has the particular objective of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport as well as teaching road safety for cyclists. The award will be officially presented on the 13th of December at the 28th Andalucian cycling gala to be held in the nearby town of Almuñecar.
Horses take centre stage - 1st Dec 2015
Councillors Cristina Fernández Pinto and Patricia Gutiérrez Román today presented posters for two new equestrian events here in the municipality. Alongside members of the 'Los Tejanos' association which has organized the two events the councillors released an approximate timetable for a 'Western Dressage' competition which will take place on the 26th of December and an 'Enganches' competition whereby drivers of horse draw carriages compete in a contest of control and style. Both events are to held in the Castillo Alto area of Nerja near to the Frigiliana road with various categories for contestants.
Nerja athlete wins prestigious half marathon - 30th Nov 2015
Last weekend Esther Hidalgo of the Nerja athletics club improved upon an already highly successful year with another important victory by crossing the line first at the Córdoba half marathon, one of the most prestigious running events in Andalusia. She completed the distance in a time of 1h18s in a hard earned victory just nine seconds ahead of Inma Cantero who came in second place. Esther, who is originally from Granada, has also won the 10km Málaga city and Nerja Feria road races this year and is now preparing for the Spanish national half marathon competing against some of the best athletes in the country.
4x4 enthusiasts gather this Saturday - 26th Nov 2015
This weekend Nerja is once again set to hold its annual 4x4 enthusiasts meeting in the Castillo Alto area of the municipality on the way up to the N340 motorway. The 2015 event has been divided into the two main categories of exhibition and event and will begin on Saturday at 6:30pm. The first evenings activities will begin with night time trials followed by dinner, music and dancing. On the second day the exhibition will begin from 11am with three distinct categories of production vehicle, modified vehicles and prototypes with the competition closing at 4pm when the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.
Natural world photographic exhibition opens - 25th Nov 2015
A new photographic exhibition by Javier Delgado and Lisa Rackstraw opened today in the Calle Cristo municipal hall entitled "Las Ballenas Jorobadas de los Mares del Sur". The 40 images come from a study of humpback whales which the couple began in 2011 and is primarily made up of underwater images of the whales in their natural environment. The exhibition is open both mornings and evenings from 11am until 2pm and from 5pm until 9pm.
Botanical garden nears completion - 24th Nov 2015
A meeting was held today to discuss the finishing touches to Nerja's new botanical garden which will soon be opening once final paperwork is completed. The garden, which is situated within the Sierras de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama natural park, is located next to the Nerja Caves complex at Maro and has been designed by Isabel Amores and Modesto García. The new attraction will provide numerous educational facilities with exterior classrooms, workshops and on-site laboratory while also providing a tranquil environment for the general public to enjoy with a rockery, mirador and small lagoon.
Successful weekend for local athletes - 23rd Nov 2015
Nerja's athletics club enjoyed a highly successful Sunday last weekend with club members taking part in the Álora athletics meet climbing the podium a total of 16 times to receive medals in the various categories. The event included races over varying distances from 300m up to 7.5km and is organized in conjunction with the regional Malaga council. Seven of the recipients took the top spot in categories ranging from female juniors with Lillian Cazorla winning the category to female veterans with María Sánchez taking the victory.
Black Friday comes to Nerja - 19th Nov 2015
With this years Black Friday coming closer councillor Mari Carmen González Ortega has announced that Nerja will also be taking part in the event on the 27th of November with discounts of up to 50%. Shoppers will be able to take advantage of the bargains on offer until 11am at night in Nerja Centro affiliated stores as well others who've chosen to opt-in to the initiative. Just look for the Black Friday posters in participating store windows!
Homegrown theatre this Friday - 18th Nov 2015
"Amigas pa siempre" by the Grupo de Oro will be this Friday's performance at the Nerja Cultural Centre, starting at 9pm with an entrance fee of €4. The play is a family comedy and the product of the workshops held at the Nerja women's centre.