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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+.
Nieves Viorreta exhibition opens on Saturday - 28th Jul 2015
Art lovers looking for a summertime distraction will be pleased to know that the Ventana Abierta cultural association will be opening its third exhibition this Saturday in its series entitled "That which doesn't have roots is taken by the wind". The collection of works by Nieves Viorreta will remain open until the 13th with morning opening hours of 10:00 - 14:00 and evening hours of 19:00 - 22:00 (Monday afternoons and Sunday mornings closed) in Calle Granada, 42.
Lifeguard service in action over the weekend - 27th Jul 2015
Nerja's lifeguard service was called into action last weekend with two separate individuals injuring themselves due to falls on the beach. The first was a man of between 35 and 40 years who suffered injuries in both legs and an arm whilst falling from a rock that he was climbing on Playa Calahonda. The beach, which is famous for its secluded coves, proved to be a difficult area to remove the injured man from, partially due to the injuries suffered, meaning the only safe option was to extract him by boat. The second incident occurred in similar circumstances on Burriana beach when a young man dislocated his shoulder requiring the assistance of the lifeguards deployed. The town council would like to remind people of the dangers of climbing rocks on the beaches of the municipality and urge visitors and locals to take care when doing so.
Torrecilla beach now fully equipped - 24th Jul 2015
The new councillor with responsibility for beaches José María Rivas Gálvez has today announced that the planned improvements to beach services and equipment reported earlier this month has already been completed on La Torrecilla beach with showers and other such services being grouped together into islands. He explained that this change improves user access and general hygiene. Similar changes will be carried out on El Chucho and El Salón beaches in the coming days.
Nerja August concerts - 23rd Jul 2015
The Ventana Abierta association has today presented a program of concerts for August, organized in conjunction with the town hall. The four concerts, which collectively make up the "Nerja Ciudad Abierta Música en otros Espacios" program, will begin on Friday 7th with a Piano concert by Daniel Fichera in the gardens of the Hostel Mena. Three more concerts will follow on the 14th, 20th and 29th in various open air spaces around the town featuring different styles of music. You can get more information from the Ventana Abierta centre (Calle Granada, 42) where tickets are also available for €10.
Nerja councillor introduces himself - 21st Jul 2015
The new councillor for foreign residents has introduced himself this week in an open letter to the various foreign communities in the municipality. In the letter Jorge Bravo invites the various groups and associations to meet with him to discuss proposals, ideas, complaints and requests on how to improve the town and the lives of all which reside within it. He explains that he hopes to have regular meetings arranged by September but is open to any communications now so if you'd like to contact him you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org in either Spanish or English.
50 years of the Parador in Nerja - 20th Jul 2015
Last Sunday the Nerja Parador celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ceremony in the grounds of the hotel overlooking Burriana beach. The guest list included some of the hotels most loyal clients, past employees and local officials including the new Mayoress Rosa Arrabal. The hotel first opened its doors in 1965 to cater for the increasing number of visitors to the Nerja Caves, helping turn Nerja into the tourist destination it is today and so has particular prominence in the towns history. The Nerja branch isn't the only one to be celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year with the Paradores in Guadalupe, Cazorla, León, Jávea, Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Jaén also holding events to mark the big five-0.
Persheng Warzandegan exhibits latest works - 17th Jul 2015
Next week the Iranian born painter, sculptor and potter Persheng Warzandegan will open an exhibition of her work in the Calle Cristo municipal hall here in Nerja. The opening ceremony will take place at 8pm on 21st with the collection remaining open to the public until the 8th of August. Those wishing to visit the exhibition of paintings ceramics and sculptures can do so from 11am until 2pm on weekdays.
Nerja celebrates the patron saint of mariners - 16th Jul 2015
Preparations are now in place for this evening's procession of the Virgen del Carmen through the streets of Nerja with official proceeding's beginning at 7pm at the entrance to the church of El Salvador near the Balcon de Europa. The procession is an annual event which you can read more about here and is well worth taking the trouble to see. The procession will take place on land and see so take a look at the route and pick a good spot!
Nerja's athletes continue to impress - 14th Jul 2015
Once again Nerja is representing Spain on the European stage this week with local speed walkers María Pérez and Pablo Oliva taking part in the European junior athletics championship which begins on the 16th. The duo flew to Eskilstuna in Sweden to join the 48 other athletes that make up the Spanish team, the second largest team Spain has ever sent. Both María and Pablo will compete over a distance of 10km with times of less than 45 minutes expected for both.
New councillor attacks previous beach policy - 10th Jul 2015
José María Rivas, the new councillor with responsibility for Nerja's beaches has spoken out this week concerning the state of the beaches in the municipality. After taking time to investigate he expressed his surprise at what he characterised as a considerable abandonment of the town's beaches by the previous administration and remarked that with appropriate planning existing problems could have been avoided, although he did not specify exactly what issues he had discovered. Work is therefore expected to be carried out on many of the town's beaches in the coming weeks for which the councillor apologises for in advance.
Music and dance festival comes to an end - 6th Jul 2015
This years Nerja Caves Music and Dance festival came to an end last Sunday with a performance by Pablo Alborán in what was described as a unique and intimate atmosphere. The Málaga singer gave a two hour performance in which he performed Flamenco and Tango styles as well as past hits and music from his new album. The new mayoress, Rosa Arrabal, was in attendance as well as officials from the Nerja caves foundation which organises the event.
Turmoil continues after elections - 3rd Jul 2015
The fallout from recent local elections has continued in Nerja this week with the Partido Popular being accused of boycotting a recent council meeting by the EVA (Espacio Verde-Podemos) political group. The confusion revolves around the acceptance of official notifications regarding the meeting with representatives of the PP, who were recently removed from office by a coalition of local parties, insisting that irregularities in the notification process caused the mix up.