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Easter weekend in Malaga/Nerja

Our flight arrives in Malaga on the Thursday leading up to Easter. We look forward to enjoying the activities of Semana Santa, and using Malaga as a base for 4/5 days. Has anyone experienced Semana Santa in Malaga, and can you speak to business, restaurant (Ayos in Nerja) or sites (Nerja caves?) closures specifically on Easter Sunday?

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The restaurant Papa y Pepe has two locations, and the hotel concierge directed me to the one for singles while my handheld's apps highlighted the one for families -- the concierge's advice was better, just what I was looking for.
When I told the server, in my broken Spanish, that he had the best croquetas on the entire Iberian peninsula, he explained that it was because they use the leftover fat trimmings from the jamon iberico. Devilishly heavenly!

Musicians will enjoy the please-touch style musical history museum -- at least the inside. The location is wacko, down in the new underground parking structure. They have visiting performers often, very small-scale folk or chamber size, mostly locals attending. This contrasts with the Brit-influenced stuff going on along the main drag. There's a weekly revista that lists events in the area.

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I thought I would move this up the list to see if any other comments were forthcoming...

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There's a new branch of the Thiessen art museum worth seeing and the Picasso museum is very well curated, too.
Like any other resort/cruise destination, there are lots of bright lights and spangly distractions, but behind or beside
the glare there are plenty of autentica local and historical events.... ... ..