This day was planned for the 29th of April 2012 but due to the rainfall over the past weekend this event will be held the 6th of May.
This feast will start at 12:00, with a performance of a local band at the “Plaza de España” in Nerja. This day is dedicated to all foreign residents of Nerja and tourist, but, of course, everybody is welcome!
As well as the stands there will be a stage with live music and dance performances throughout the day.
The event will take place at the square “Plaza de España” (behind the Town Hall) from 12:00h to 19:00h. Stands will be open until 17:00h. There will be 33 participating stands with different foreign associations and clubs of Nerja and several Spanish groups very related to the foreign community. Also there will be 8 bars serving typical food and drinks from their countries.
This year Nerja will celebrate the Day of the Cross ( Día de la Cruz) on thursday, the 3rd of May 2012.
At the Day of the Cross, the locals of Nerja will decorate crosses with flowers. For the most beautiful crosses there will be prices to win.There are different categories for as well adults and children. There will also be prices for the best Arropia.
This day is celebrated with food, dance and music. You can try some of the Arropia, a traditional sweet made in Nerja, but also other different traditional food such as sweet potatoes (Batata)
Make sure you reserve your apartment on time as this during this event Nerja is highly visited. In Spain most people have vacation during the first week of May and is called “puente de Mayo”.
The 6th of May 2012 the town of Sayalonga will celebrate their annual Day of Medlar (Día del Nispero)
Nispero, also called Medlar, was imported from the Orient many centuries ago. One of the most imporant places of Spain regarding the production of the medlar is the area that surrounds the village of Sayalonga.
During this festival, celebrated in the middle of the harvest season of the Medlar, thouseands of kilo´s of this special fruit will be eaten, accomanied by local wine and a spirit made of Medlar.
At the stage put ip on the main square there are performances of “rondallas”, which are ancient dances, and performances of dancers who dance “fandangos” and “sevillanas”.
This important day also includes free tastings of products derived from this fruit as jam and medlar liquor, and other typical local products such as wine. Also the “golden Medlar”will be handed over to the best Medlar producer of Andalusia.
Sayalonga is at only a few minutes drive from our apartments in Torrox.
Next upcomming festival in this area is: 27 de mayo 2012, the day of the Snail (dia del Caracol) in Riogordo
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Due to its fine mediterranean climate and excellent sport facilities Nerja is chosen by more then 800 athletes past season, as training location for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Did you know that the Belgian “Tia Hellebout”, Olympic champion in high jump, trained in Nerja?
The Sport centre of Nerja is called the Ciudad Deportiva Enrique López Cuenca and offers multiple facilities such as: athletics stadium and football field, a pavilion and an indoor heated pool. Thanks to these facilities and the good affordable hotels and tourist apartments Nerja has to offer, many athletes from European countries decide to train in Nerja for the Olympics.
The olympic games start the 27th of July 2012 in London, more information at the official website.