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Nerja is on the Costa del Sol, 50 km east of Malaga.
Nerja is home to the famous Nerja Caves which were discovered in 1959. The caves themselves are believed to be an entrance to many potholes, stretching for many miles into the mountains.
The balcony of Europe is a former fortress designed to keep out British pirates.
THe aquaduct is an impressive construction which is still used today to supply water for local communal irrigation.
Tarragona is around 50 miles southwest of Barcelona. It’s mostly famous for the human tower competition that it hosts every year. Building “castells” is an old Catalan tradition where castels or towers are built by teams of up to 500 members.
The biggest airports in Spain are in Madrid and Barcelona but there are many airports all over Spain including in Mallorca, Malaga, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, and the Canary Islands.
Trains connect France with Barcelona and Madrid. There are also connections to Lisbon in Portugal. If travelling around Spain you must reserve your train seat beforehand.
Spain is a safe country. There are problems in crowded areas with pickpockets so take precautions with your valuables. Leave as much as you can in your hotel safe with your passport.
Some pharmacies in Spain are open 24 hours.
Water and food are first rate.
The European Health Insurance Card is valid here for citizens of E.U. member states. This will cover you in the case of an emergency but remember that you should still have health insurance as the EHIC will not cover everything.
The emergency number is 112.