Nijar is an extremely picturesque, typically Moorish, agricultural town on the South East coastline, close to the breathtaking Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park; 45,663ha of protected coastal area.
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The 16th Century church of Santa Maria is a wonderful place to see some local craftsmanship.
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January and September are a great time to visit, as you will stumble upon a Fiesta or their Agricultural and Livestock Fair. The first Sunday of October sees the villages make a pilgrimage to El Huebro sanctuary, about 6km from Nijar.
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Make sure you leave space in your luggage for some of the delightful ceramics, textiles and pottery that Nijar is famed for.
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There is an abundance of reasonably priced bars and restaurants serving tapas and more. You won’t be short of somewhere to watch real Spanish life pass you by.
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There is something for every budget, from a four-star hotel to a simple hostel. You will also find campsites in the area: Camping Rodalquilar and Camping Cabo de Gata.
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