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Day Trip to Frigiliana from Malaga
In Andalusia there are towns and villages. And within those towns we find the town of Frigiliana. Without a doubt, Frigiliana is one of the best preserved jewels in Malaga. Come with me to discover the best places you have to see in Frigiliana.
Frigiliana is a small town, with just 3,000 inhabitants, while being a touristic town, it retains its authenticity. It is quite popular, but not yet overcrowded. So I recommend to visit Frigiliana before the word of this Malaga secret town spreads.
I´m glad that I am not the only one who thinks that this town is cute and that its historic center is simply perfect. Frigiliana has been considered as the most popular popular architectural complex of Arabic origin in Andalusia.
Really, why do we need to go to Santorini or to Mykonos if we have in Spain such beautiful places? Cobblestone streets, white houses decorated with flowers, colored doors …
Where is Frigiliana? How to get to Frigiliana?
Frigiliana is located at the eastern part of the province of Malaga, known as the Axarquia region, at the foot of the Almijara mountain range, this beautiful Moorish heritage town is located just 13 kilometers from Nerja.
Nerja is one of the most popular towns in Spain, mostly because the wonderful Nerja Cave, one of the most important caves we have in Spain. Nerja is much more touristy than Frigiliana, but a visit to Nerja cannot be complete if you don’t go to Frigiliana.
From Malaga Frigiliana is just 50 minutes away.
Once in Frigiliana, take your camera and enjoy one of the most charming villages in Malaga.
Things to do in Frigiliana
Frigiliana is a small town that will take you a while to visit it. I recommend to visit Frigiliana at least one day to enjoy it and enjoy it with tranquility.
I aslo recommend that you stay for lunch, Frigiliana has wonderful restaurants and tapas bars. Did anyone say eggplants with cane honey?
The best thing about Frigiliana is to wander around and get lost in its alleys and small streets. So easy and simple. All you have to do in Frigiliana is:
Get lost in its streets sorrounded by white houses.
Take lots of pictures.
Enjoy its gastronomy
The best places to see in Frigiliana
Frigiliana is known for being the village of the three cultures (Christian, Jewish and Muslim). Today you will see its Moorish past in the famous Fountain of the Three Cultures or in the Adarve del Torreón vessel.
Los Reales Propósitos was the place where the leftover grain was formerly stored. This building is the perfect reference point to walk towards Calle Real and begin your walk around Frigiliana.
Two steps later there is a place where the Real street and Hernando el Darra street branch. It is probably one of the most photogenic places in Frigiliana. You’ll recognize it right away.
In the town square you will find the Church of San Antonio de Padua and the City Hall. Do you feel like having a soda here? Perfect! You are in the best place.
And I can’t forget about Frigiliana’s viewpoints like El Peñón Viewpoint or Lízar Viewpoint. Do you know that an advertisement for Coca Cola was filmed in one of these viewpoints?
The Archaeological Museum is also another interesting place to see in Frigiliana to learn more about the history of the town from the Neolithic to today, through Moorish and medieval remains. In addition, next to the museum is the Tourist Office of Frigiliana.