Sax player that performed with Abba comes to Nerja

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Swedish born saxophonist Johan Stengard will be performing at the Nerja Cultural Centre on Saturday, March 7th 2020. Having produced 20 solo albums and performed all over the world Stengard is regarded as being one of the best saxophone players on the planet. Amongst the artists Johan Stengard has recorded and performed with are ABBA, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Michael …

Visiting Spain? You must read this

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British tourists travelling to Spain have been advised by the Foreign Office to carry their passports at all times or risk being detained by the Spanish police. Unlike in the UK, the police in Spain have the right to demand to see identification and if you fail to provide them with an acceptable document that can detain you until your …

Beware- Early arrival of pine processionary caterpillars Nerja

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Thanks in part to a warmer than usual autumn the arrival of the deadly pine processionary caterpillar will come earlier this year. Despite summer still being several months away the tell-tale processionary caterpillar nests can be seen in the pine trees along the Guadalhorce River. Professor of Biology at Malaga University Enrique Salvo says: “There is an unusually large incidence …

Nerja is the image of Spain

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Leading American tourist magazine Condé Nast Traveler, has chosen Calahonda beach in Nerja as the image of Spain in an article based around the healthiest places to visit. No doubt you probably have heard that Spain is poised to overtake Japan and Italy as the healthiest country in the world. Citing a report released by the Bloomberg Global Health Index …

Life-size dinosaurs to roam Malaga fairground

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If you are looking for something interesting and educational to do with the kids this weekend, why not pop Jurassic Park into the DVD player and then head on down to the Malaga fairground. After having been on display at more than a dozen countries that included France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the life-like robotic dinosaurs will fill the …

Nerja to have new monthly craft market

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Under the slogan “We Love Nerja Market” the town will have a once-monthly craft fair in the Plaza de España starting this weekend. The market will feature 40 vendors, eight of whom are local artisans from Nerja and will be open from 11:00am until 21:00pm When speaking about the new venture councilman of Commerce, Javier Lopez, said that the market …

High-rise tower block and hotel to be built on Malaga Bus Station site

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As a way of financing a new underground bus station on the other side of María Zambrano train station, Malaga will allow the building of a 29-floor office tower and a 19 story hotel. According to plans commissioned by city hall, Malaga is moving ahead with plans to build a new bus station which will be financed by money raised …

February to feel like springtime in Nerja

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After a terrible start to the year weather-wise with Storm Gloria leaving behind 12 fatalities and unprecedented damage in the Balearics and Alicante coastline the national weather service AEMET is predicting a spring-like feel to February. Forget about the hail storms of the previous week in Malaga as temperatures are set to rise in what AEMET is calling “veranillo en …

Benalmádena shows off its James Bond credentials

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The Costa del Sol town of Benalmádena has produced an eight-minute film for the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid and showed it of today at the exhibition. The tourism team decided to feature some of Malaga’s spectacular locations that could be used in James Bond movies. The eight-minute promotional film features Spanish actor Héctor Meres as Bond and Alhaurín de …

Nerja Caves Discovery Celebrates 61st Anniversary

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In a moving tribute to the discovery of the Nerja caves, participants in their discovery on January 12th 1959 met to celebrate how Nerja has benefited since the caves were found. Francisco Navas, Jose Torres, Miguel,  Manuel Zorrilla and the widow of José Luis Barbero met as they do every year at the cave’s entrance to reminisce about how they …