The Balcon de Europa is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers in Nerja.
The Balcón de Europa is the location for various concerts and ‘fiestas’ throughout the year, including the ‘not to be missed’ New Year celebrations with firework displays, music and dancing until dawn. Most of the processions through the streets of Nerja, of which there are many, either start, finish or pass through the Balcón de Europa.
The Promenade – Paseo Balcón de Europa – is completely pedestrianised, as are the adjoining streets (calle Puerta del Mar, calle Pintada, calle Cristo and calle Carabeo) and it is lined with cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours. In the summer months is a hive of activity.
At night the Balcón de Europa comes alive with artists, the odd musician and is a place where people just wander to relax and soak up the atmosphere.