This villiage is beautiful.
If you're car dependant it's not your city
If you visit the Costa del Sol do not miss Frigiliana.
The old town of Frigiliana, Moorish-Mudejar origin, is without doubt one of the best preserved of the entire province. Walk along it at any time of day, is a delight and a unique experienceEl casco antiguo de Frigiliana, de origen morisco-mudejar, es sin duda uno de los mejor conservados de toda la provincia. Pasear por él a cualquier hora del día,...more
The church of San Antonio de Padua was built in the XVII century (1676) and restored a century later. It has three naves separated by pilasters and covered by a wooden frame to the transept, where there stands a hemispherical dome crowned with a lantern. The cover is simple, with elongated arch on which there is a coat of Fray Alonso de Santo...more
Frigiliana Archaeological Museum has an interesting collection of objects found at different sites of the municipality that demonstrate the rich history of this town. Is integrated in the Andalusian and national network of museums and is the only of its kind in the entire region of Axarquia and the few in the province.El Museo Arqueológico de...more
For about 100 years after 1487 (the Christian conquest) this area was notable for the co-existence of Jews, Muslims and Christians. But the Muslims were increasingly stripped of all their rights - to speak their own language, practise their customs and religion, suppressed and relegated to the worst and least fertile land. A rebellion was attempted...more
This fountain was erected by the Count of Frigiliana in the 17th century, that's why it has the family's coat of arms. It's attached to a house and it was used as drinking trough for animals. Esta fuente fue levantada por el Conde de Frigiliana en el siglo XVII, y es por esto que tiene el escudo de su familia en el centro. Está pegada a una casa se...more
C/Maldonado s/n, CP 2978, Frigiliana, Spain
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Calle San Sebastian 1, Frigiliana, Andalusia, 29788, Spain
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Carretera Nerja, Los Tablazos 197, Frigiliana, 29788, Spain
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We have visited several times and always found the food delicious. I had the set €10 lunch menu of poached salmon, braised rabbit and apple crumble for example. On Sunday we were delighted to find a live duo playing. The place was packed so this is a very popular feature.The staff speak Spanish and English and can't do enough for you and Chef Peter...more
Located among the narrow streets of the Pueblo on Calle El Porton, opposite a well known Tapas Bar, La Esquina Veronica is a gem indeed. Seating outside on the terrace in the sunshine or deep inside in one of the oldest buildings of the town in the evenings, the food is both Spanish and French. We had the evening menu which was French and of superb...more
We arrived to Frigiliana at 4 pm and we wanted to have a good coffee and our friend recommended us this restaurant. We had a coffee on the terrace and enjoyed the views that Frigiliana offers. I saw the menu and is very extensive and varied.Llegamos a Frigiliana a eso de las 4 de la tarde y lo que nos apetecía era tomar un buen café y nuestra amiga...more
We first found this restaurant by accident. Many were closed for annual holidays or day off or already full. But as we passed by a small opening, or passage way between two houses, with heard the chinks of cutlery and plates. We thought it might lead to a private back-yard but went to make sure. It did look like someone’s pretty little terrace but...more
This is another long established Frigiliana restaurant that consistently serves good food with a good choice on the menu. It continues to attract returning customers year after year and though I think it has moved a bit upmarket, still offers very good value - and an incomparable location.more
As we were getting hungry, Carmen, Stace, Hans & I along with Sandra, Isa and Rosa, started looking for a place to eat. It was getting close to 3:00 p.m. when most restaurants close for the afternoon. We luckily got into LA BODEGUILLA" just in time before they closed.We ordered tradional Spanish dishes. Actually I don't even remember the names of...more
Driving from Málaga you have to take the A-7 direction to Almeria, take the exit num 292, follow the signs and take the road MA-5105. I recommend parking before reaching the old town because of the area is impossible to park and traffic is only accessible to residents.Conduciendo desde Málaga tienes que coger la A-7 en dirección a Almería, coge la...more
The best way to arrive to Frigiliana is with your own or hired car. Either if you are coming from Malaga or Granada the best route is to reach the Axarquia by the N-340 speed way and take the "Frigiliana" exit. Then it's just a few kilometres by the MA-105 road till you'll arrive to the city. There is a free parking between the old and new town...more
If you don't have a car you can arrive to Frigiliana from Nerja by bus. The bus stop in Frigiliana is at "Plaza del Ingenio" and in Nerja it's in "Av. de Pescia" Si no tienes coche puedes llegar a Frigiliana en autobus desde Nerja. La parada de autobuses en Frigiliana está en la plaza del Ingenio, y en Nerja en la Av. de Pescia Buses schedule /...more
As I told you before there are a lot of kind of craftmanship productes you can find here. I loved one shop where you can find a lot of stuff made on pumpkins at the calle Estanco, but it was a little bit expensive. It's normal because they need a lot of hours to make such a nice work. Como dije antes hay muchos tipos de productos de artesanía que...more
There are a lot of artisans living in town and all of them sell their products here. Some of them own shops, but others receive customers directly at home. Hay muchos artesanos viviendo en el pueblo y todos ellos venden sus productos aquí. Algunos de ellos tienen tiendas, pero otros reciben a sus clientes directamente en sus casas. All kind of...more
As the streets are very narrow and steppy the only way to carry on heavy stuff is using donkeys, as it was usual in every Spanish city in ancient times. Unfortunatly I dind't see any of them. Como las calles son muy estrechas y tienen escalones la única manera de transportar material pesado es usando burros, como era normal antiguamente en todas...more
As transport inside the city is so difficult as it is on a hill and streets very narrow, this is the traditional work transport...My eyes could not believe it, when I first saw it, later I realised this is the only way ... Mule or the man!thanks Susieguide for the correction, is mules not donkeysmore
The name of the village dates from the roman period, as it comes from the Latin "Frexinius", to which the suffix "ana" was added. The final result was, therefore, "Frexinius ana", meaning "Frexinius’ farmhouse". But it is the Arab culture that really gave the village its present form, as it grew up around the hamlet dating from the ninth and tenth...more
I know that one of the high priorities on many peoples minds is to get in the Sun as fast as they can and for as long as they can to get a tan to be proud of when they return home. But.........BEWARE OF THE SUN ! especially in Frigiliana where you will be walking around in the sun with very little respite when sightseeing the narrow streets and...more
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Luggage and bags:
A fold up bag is useful to bring presents back.
If going out of season consider taking a small umbrella. They are expensive to buy in Spain.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If going out of season consider taking a small umbrella. They are expensive to buy in Spain.
Many people bring their mobile phones with them but DO remember that a call from the UK will cost YOU even to receive the call. If you are going for a long period, consider buying a Spanish mobile phone, two if you are going with company. Then you can keep in touch with each other when at different locations and CHEAPLY.
Photo Equipment: Your camera of course!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Waterproof coat if going out of season or even if not as the clouds can roll in quickly in Frigiliana.
Miscellaneous: If you bring your alarm clock radio with you as I do, and it runs off the mains, don't forget to bring your converter plugs with you as Spanish plug sockets are TWO PIN ROUND !
Voltage is the same as in England BUT where as our voltage is closer to 240v AC, Spanish voltage can go as low as 206v AC, especially at peak demand times. Your appliance will work o.k. but say, a kettle will take longer to boil.
Well, actually I didn't visit the castle itself, but I saw it from the city. You can see it too if you pay attention to the mountain summit. It's a 9th century Arab castle and it was destroyed during the "Battle of the Rock" (16th century) so currently there are just some ruined walls. Bien, verdaderamente no visité el castillo. pero lo ví desde el...more
There is a small park next to the parking area. I think it's completly brand new and it worth a visit. There are a lot of kind of plants and flowers, an artificial waterfall and benches, where you can have a small rest just looking at the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, if it's a sunny day. Hay un parque pequeño junto a la zona de...more
Walking along the little streets you can learn about the history of Frigiliana, reading the 12 mosaics, which explain the entire story.The history of Frigiliana dates from prehistoric times, as Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs have lived there. During the Christian reconquest, there was many battles here. The last one was the battle of the Rock of...more
Perhaps the most charming aspect of Frigiliana is its narrow cobblestone streets. Each corner, each turn, opens up another wonderful view. I love the wrought-iron balconies, the wonderful tiles people put on the walls for decoration. I love the vivid blue doors. The old-fashioned lamp-posts. The potted plants placed strategically outside...more
You can experience the real Spain in the beautifufl white village of FRIGILIANA. Narrow cobblestone streets lined by whitewashed houses, their wrought iron balconies filled with planters of brilliant red geraniums. Frigiliana has just recently been discovered by tourists and I have noticed that quite a few tour companies are now including a visit...more