Wordless Wednesday: El Nazareno

Nazareno statue, Vélez-Málaga, Spain

Statue of Nazareno and child outside Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, Vélez-Málaga.

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10 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: El Nazareno

    • Yes, indeed these costumes are worn during Santa Semana (Easter week) in Spain.

      For many people this is a shocking image and brings to mind the outrageous Klu Klux Clan in America. But, of course, the nazarenos dressed like this long before the KKK stole the design.

      I have to admit though, that the first time I saw such a procession in Spain during Holy Week, it did shock me.

  1. CAN YOU ADVISE ME WHERE TO STAY AND EAT IN NERJA IN LATE SEPTEMBER.. WHICH IS THE BEACH WITH THE MOST GENTLE SLOPE [FOR SWIMMING BEGINERS? THANK YOU.

    • Hi Patrick

      I guess it all depends whether or not you want to stay in the centre of Nerja, if you have transport, and what type of accommodation you require.

      There are lots of small hostals in the town. Don’t be put off by the word “hostal” – it’s not like a youth hostel! They are just simple one or two star places, usually very clean and quite cheap. There are also bigger hotels, and plenty of self-catering apartments, too. There should be lots of availability at the end of September.

      As for where to eat, well, you will be spoiled for choice. There are some fantastic tapas bars around Nerja. Two of my favourites are El Pulguilla at Almirante Ferrándiz No. 26 (for fish) and La Maison de Julio on Calle Cristo No.7. They are quite close together on one of the two main streets in Nerja.

      My top tip is to eat a “Menú del Día” (menu of the day) at lunchtime, which offers a 3 course meal including bread and your first drink for around 10 euros. You can then top up with tapas later in the evening!

      I would also recommend a visit to Ayo’s restaurant on Burianna Beach (where there is safe swimming) for a great paella experience.

      Swimming on any of the beaches in Nerja is safe for beginners 🙂

      Hope that helps, Patrick, and have a great time 🙂

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