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SIERRA NEVADA: Spain’s premier ski resort gets a 9€ million upgrade

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As the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort gears up for another exciting winter season Spain’s premier skiing destination has invested 9€ million in upgrades. With better snow management, added snow cannons, restoration work and new runs the 2019/2020 season looks like being the best ever. Europe’s most southerly ski resort is located near to the city of Granada just two hours …

Heavy people are to be banned from riding Mijas’s famous donkeys

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Starting next year people who weigh more than 80 kilos will not be allowed to ride Mijas’s famous donkeys. The ban comes after a lengthy campaign run by animal rights activists who claim that the donkeys are overworked. Back in August, a local councillor’s proposal to ban people weighing over 80 kilos from riding the donkeys was quashed by members …

Malaga’s Santa Catalina castle is set to be turned into a five-star hotel.

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Constructed in 1932 in a Moorish revival style by the Count of Mieres, the Castillo de Santa Catalina has more than 3,500m² of public areas, gardens and terraces. Currently operating as a 4-star hotel, the historic Malaga landmark has been bought by the company that owns the Hotel Soho Boutique Málaga and an Ecuadorian investment group. The hotel is now …

Multi-million euro go-karting complex to be built in Malaga

Multi-million euro go-karting complex to be built in Malaga

A 50€ million go-karting complex complete with a cinema, events room and a sports museum is set to open on the Costa del Sol in 2020. Dutch sports and leisure investment company Nansen Capital has announced plans to build the sporting complex in Malaga. Working in conjunction with Spain’s Sun Kart, Nansen Capital is currently studying three possible sites in …

No more 30€ bank charges for going overdrawn

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Following a case brought before Spain’s top court, banks are no longer allowed to charge you a 30 euro penalty when your account goes overdrawn. With most peoples monthly bills being paid by direct debit and companies like Iberdrola never taking the money out of your account on the same day each month it’s easy to go a few euros …

Cheaper to buy a home in Spain than to rent?

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According to new calculations made regarding the cost of renting an apartment in 15 major Spanish cities, it is now cheaper to buy a property than it is to rent. In none of the cities looked at did the cost of a mortgage equal more than 31% of an average family’s earnings. report, published by global real estate agency Century …

Plans to repair & reopen Nerja indoor heated pool have begun

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On Thursday, October 24th, 2019 the Board of Trade met to review and decide which company will be given the contract to repair Nerja’s indoor heated swimming pool. The next step in the process before awarding the work will be to go over the technical specifications and consider the cost for the work. Up until now, the swimming pool remained …

Tango Nights – La Porteña Tango: 10 years

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After having taken the “Tango Nights” show to more than 20 countries La Porteña Tango will be at the Nerja Cultural Centre on Friday, November 8th. With a luxurious wardrobe and a great audio-visual staging, the performers will take you on a journey through the history of the Tango. Originating in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo the tango …

A Chorus Lines opening night sells out within hours

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Within hours of going on sale earlier this week tickets for Antonio Banderas’s A Chorus Line at the Teatro del Soho Caixabank in Malaga were sold out. The 59-year-old Hollywood actor’s production of the popular Broadway show will run starting on November 27th right through until January 19th. The approximately two hours ten-minute show will start at 20:00 Wednesday through …

The Best of Blues and Soul coming to Nerja

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Suzette Moncrief & The All Woman Blusers Debuting as a young singer in New York, Suzette Moncrief had grown up listening to the rhythm and blues bands that were popular in the African-American communities during the 50s and 60s. After singing for various groups Suzette formed her own band and started playing the Manhattan club scene while travelling the world …

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What's On in Nerja and nearby

Cinema in Nerja – What’s on the cinema November 2019

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November 2019 Screening of films in English and other languages ​​at the Villa de Nerja Cultural Centre in Calle Granada, 45.  Cine Club Nerja Stan and Ollie – Wednesday 20th November 2019 7pm   The Farewell – Sunday 24th November 5pm     The Professor and the Madman – Wednesday 27th November 7pm   All three films will be shown …

Torre del Mar’s Weekend 2020 Beach festival tickets are now on sale

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The first of next year’s Costa del Sol beach festival tickets are now on sale to the public. The popular Weekend Beach Festival will be held in Torre del Mar on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of July. Some 15,000 tickets, which is 3,000 more than last year ranging in price from 33 to 45 euros are now on sale …

Feria de Malaga: Everything you need to know

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Every year thousands of people visit Malaga for the city’s annual feria to be treated to a celebration of local culture in a party-like atmosphere. Commemorating the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs the feria celebrates the arrival of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon when they entered Malaga …

Indian Restaurant Discount Offer this summer!

If you have a craving for curry why not pop down to Madras Curry House in Torrox. They specialise in delicious Indian/Nepalese dishes to tantalise your tastebuds. Until September they also have an exclusive discount for our Nerja Today readers – Saving 15% off their dishes! Show a copy of this voucher on your mobile. Make sure you reserve your …

Outdoor cinema in Nerja

With the frequent warm evenings on the Costa del sol, children don’t often get to bed so early. In fact, many locals and visitors enjoy sitting outdoors when it seems too warm to sleep. Well, with this in mind, it has been decided that an outside Cinema will be provided for families to enjoy watching a film together outdoors during …

Nerja’s “Summer with the Crabs” features forty-five shows

The Councillor for Culture, Gema Laguna, has presented the poster and programming for the “Summer with the Crabs” 2019 events that started on Friday, July 19, in the Plaza de los Cangrejos, next to La Torrecilla beach.  Forty-five consecutive activities have been scheduled; all free, and will continue until Sunday, September 1st. In this latest edition of summer shows the …

Biggest Costa del Sol show announces Enrique Iglesias & Rick Astley to join Take That!

Gibraltar Calling 2019 is one of the biggest outdoor concerts of the summer and is billed as being two nights of incredible live music. Headlining this year’s concert will be multi-platinum and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias. Enrique will be joined on stage by Take That, Rick Astley and Liam Gallagher along with other well-known names. Featuring Gibraltar’s iconic Rock as …

Torre del Mar Air Festival 2019

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the beaches of Torre del Mar to experience the Costa del Sols most exciting air show. The Torre del Mar Air Festival provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. The Torre del Mar Air Festival is a family-friendly, inspiring …

Amazing Lego exhibition to go on display in Malaga

Touted as being the biggest Lego display in Europe and containing more than five million Lego bricks, the exhibition features everything from musical instruments to star wars and superheroes. In total, 110 skilfully built models will be on display in 12 themed zones that are spread over 1,400 square metres. One of the highlights of the exhibition, which runs until …

Malaga Dog Party – Fantastic day out

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The annual Malaga “Dog Party” returns this weekend for its fifth edition, with plenty of non-competitive competitions that dog lovers are sure to enjoy. The event, to be held on Saturday the 11th and the Sunday the 12th of May is centred on the Plaza de la Marina and the main streets of the city. On Saturday two doggie parades …

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