Balcony of Europe

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April 28th 2014
Published: April 28th 2014
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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.

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28th April 2014

Enjoying your blog
Hi, my friend! You are having such a great time, obviously! I have been very busy but still try to catch up with you here. Take good care and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime journey!!
5th May 2014

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