Pepe Pascual, Official Chronicler of Nerja and the Nerja Caves, celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday and it was no coincidence that this day, June 3rd, was chosen to officially present him with the award of Hijo Predilecto – Favourite Son.
In addition, a newly finished square above the Parque Verano Azul underground car park was officially inaugurated as Plaza Cronista Pepe Pascual. A sculpture of Pepe Pascual, created by the sculptor Francisco Martín stands at the Parque Verano Azul end of the square.
At the feet of the statue of Pepe is a reproduction of the newspaper Sur for which Pepe worked for many years and still remains sports correspondent for Nerja.
At the end of all the official ceremonies, the Municipal Band played ‘Happy Birthday’ and all those present joined in the singing.