If you are an avid walker or hiker, then Frigiliana is a place that you will love.
Many streets and walkways can ONLY be accessed on foot but the going is rather heavy as the gradients are severe.
The views and scenery are well worth the effort of the hike, however. There are many local shops selling local 'Frigiliana wine' and also designer clothing etc.
There are excellent places to eat lunch or just take a refreshing drink while savouring the views.
Warning: In the unlikely event that it rains, the cobbled streets can get slippery and care should be taken especially on gradients.
The Old Quarter in Frigiliana, and within this the old Mudejar neighborhood is the main showcase for the popular Arab architectural heritage in Malaga. Frigiliana has been awarded the largest number of prizes for its well-preserved heritage in the province. The most stricking characteristic of the Old Quarter, and Frigiliana in general, is the cleanliness and the withwashed walls and the flowers.
This is cute , I am making my way up here and what do I hear , a dog barking so I of course take some shots from the doggie ,I wonder hey what are you barking my friend .
Well soon enough I come around the bend and I found out what the doggie is barking at.
You will see in the next tip.
A little street leading to ?????? I did not go and see ,we had to move on ,it was real pretty with the cross ,and the street sign , the little lantern,plants hanging around and a scooter (great transportation here).
This is a street light but it also has taps on the bottem, I did not check if there was water coming out the taps but my guess is that there is ,this would be a nice at night as well
the light can help you to see what you are doing.
Here is a nice street scene in Frigiliana,the children having fun playing in the street ..no cars , no trucks around to worry about ,it was very nice to hear their voices.
Kids seem to play the same way ,no matter in what country you are.
This street really is very nice street ,the buildings on the left with the nice front ,and the steps going up and the nice streetlight.
I hope the young couple does not mind being in the picture , I could not find a good shot without them.
We now start our walk and we are getting more into the village , here is our fist view of one of the little streets with white houses.
No big surprise to see a Coca Cola vending machine,they are everywhere.
The tourist office is located just near the main entry to the town. Go there to get you a city map, so you can decide to visit the west or the east part of the village. The streets are made for walking ...
On the top of the city there are a few miradores.
I think it is where the castle was once sited, even if there are only a few remains.
There is also a nice cafeteria to stop for a coffee, and enjoy the views while sitting on the terrace.
We now get inside the village in direction to the main square.
Even if it is a tourist place and you will always cross some other tourist as you.
Still is not so known as other tourist resorts of similar situation as Mijas, that in my personal opinion, had not maintain the special style that they sued to have in other times.
More than 20 year ago was the first time I visited, I wish i had a photo of me and my friend Maria on the donkey when we were 9 years old lol
This building was built in the 17th century, after a refurbishment in the 1990s it was converted to be the tourist office. There is a small museum as well.
This is probably the most photographed corner of Frigiliana, with the coat of arms of Frigiliana in the background.
This building was built in the 16th century as a home for Manrique de Lara. Currently it is a honey factory which apparently is the only honey factory of its kind in Europe.
See the map at the bottom of the city to get an idea of how the city is laid out. Frigiliana is a city of hills and small streets so it's good to get oriented before you head out to explore.