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Frigiliana, Costa del Sol

Frigiliana is known as the pearl of the Axarquia because of its traditional Andalusian atmosphere, stoned streets flanked by colourful flowers and white chalk houses. 

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This small village located in the extreme orient of the Axarquia and barely five kilometers from Nerja is carefully cared for day after day by its little more than 2000 inhabitants, which has earned it in the past years various national and regional awards of beautification.

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Situated in the foothills of the Almijara mountains range at an altitude of 1000 feet, Frigiliana enjoys an impressive panorama of the valley and the nearby coastal area.


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Its subtropical climate and proximity to the Mediterranean have attracted populations since prehistory and the Phoenician colonisers, from which a necropolis (Cerro de la Sombras) has been conserved. The Romans as well built a fort in these places of which there are still some remains today, and left the current toponymy Frexininsana, town of Frexinio. But the peak stage for Frigiliana is between the XIV and the XVI centuries under the Nazarene rule and the Christian conquest. Its Morisco populations lived in peace with their co-neighbour Christians until the famous revolt in 1569 known as the Peñon de Frigiliana war which ended with the expel of the Moors and the repopulation of the village by the Christians.

Monuments to visit

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Highlights within its principal monuments include the parochial church of San Antonio (XVII century) with important polychrome wood works, the Ecce Homo chapel (XVIII century), the old Pósitos silo and the Frigiliana Palacio de los Condes (the Count’s Palace, XVI century) subsequently transformed into a sugar refinery. In the old part, twelve mosaics by the painter Pilar García Millán recreate the village’s history.


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The gastronomy is based on popular local creations and dishes common to the Axarquía. The most representative dishes are the "ajocolorao", fried kid in almond or garlic sauce, flour breadcrumbs and Easter broth. Among the confectionaries is the molasses, yams with cane honey, San Juan cakes or 'hornazo sanjuanero', cane honey and Muscatel wine.


From Malaga airport to Frigiliana by car takes approx. 1 hour (58 Kms from Malaga). Taxis are easily available at the airport.

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There is an excellent bus service between Frigiliana and all major costal towns and villages.  Granada is under 2 hours drive by car.

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