For those who love cultural activities there is plenty going on in and around Nerja. Almost every month there is an event or festival, amongst others Three Kings Day in January, Carnival in February, Semana Santa in April and a week long party at the Feria in October.
There is one museum in Nerja: el museo del Nerja, which explains the history of Nerja. In Malaga and Granada are many more, the Alhambra in Granada the most famous one, that shouldn’t be missed. There is a traditional market every Tuesday where you can buy everything from fresh food to clothing, jewelry and art.
There is a musical festival in and around the caves every year. The centre of culture offers dance, theater and music performances. Check out their schedule.
Festival days Nerja
|1 January||New Years day, national holiday|
|5 January||3 kings parade from 5pm|
|6 January||3 kings day, national holiday|
|Feb/March||Carnival, parade on Saturday afternoon from 5pm|
|28 Feb||Dia de Andalucía, holiday in Andalusia|
|Mar/ April||Easter holy week, processions in Nerja Thursday and Friday night and Sunday morning|
|3 May||Dia de los cruces: who makes the nicest cross of flowers between streets of Nerja? A though competition|
|15 May||San Isidro, Saint of the farmers. Procession from the Balcon to the caves in Maro, with flamenco dresses, horses, oxen etc. Party at the caves.|
|Night of San Juan, party on the beaches with camping, bonfires, fireworks, music.
Feria of Frigiliana, around the 13th, San Antonio
|San Juan, holiday in Nerja|
|16 July||Virgen del Carmen, saint of the fisherman. Procession from the Balcon to Torrecilla beach. From there on the virgin will be put on a boat and pass all the beaches and end up at the Calahonda beach. Before returning the virgin to the church, there will be fireworks on the beach.|
|15 Aug.+||Feria de Malaga around the 15th for a week|
|August||Festival de tres culturas in Frigiliana, last weekend August|
|12 Oct +||Feria de Nerja, around the 10th (virgen de Angustias y San Miguel) and 12th (dia de Pilar, national holiday), there will be a small week of fiesta with fair, music bands, miss- and mister elections etc.|
|1 Nov.||All Saints day, national holiday|
|6 Dec.||Dia de constitution, national holiday|
|8 Dec.||Dia de inmaculada|
|24 Dec.||Noche Buena, Christmas eve|
|25 Dec.||Christmas, national holiday|
|31 Dec.||Noche Vieja, new years eve, party at the Balcon with live music and fireworks|