One of the sights of Nerja is the Balcony of Europe. It is a bluff that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. A castle and later a fort occupied this spot from the 9th century until the earthquake of 1884. Now it is a pedestrian friendly view terrace.
And what a view it is. You can see miles of the Mediterranean Sea coastline and many little coves and caves below. The tide change here is minimal--only a two feet change during a 24 hour period.
On the Balcony there is a cute statue of King Alfonso XII. This commemorates when he came to Nerja after the devastating earthquake and mobilized the locals to put the community back together. Standing on this spot amid the ruins he marveled at the view and gave it its name Balcony of Europe.
We are ready to head out. Our first transatlantic cruise leaves Fort Lauderdale on April 12. After 11 days we disembark in Malaga, Spain and begin our travels around Europe. This is our first time there and we are anticipating with excitement all the new people, places and things we will be experiencing. The purpose of this blog is for family and friends to keep track of us. It also will serve as our own log of our travels. We hope to keep it interesting and pithy. ... full info