The white mountain village of Frigiliana is located in Andalusia in the Axarquía district of the province of Málaga in Spain.
The town nestles on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Enmedio, which forms part of the Sierra de Almijara mountains, the border line between the provinces of Malaga and Granada. From many places in the village you have a view down to the Mediterranean Sea.
Frigiliana, which is over 435 m high, is one of the places in the province of Málaga where the original Moorish structure of the old town center is best preserved. Here you can still find the typical narrow streets and white houses decorated with flowers and ornaments, for which the region is known. Residents are required by municipal law to whitewash their houses regularly. Frigiliana has received the “Most Beautiful Village of Andalusia” award several times.
Access : Coordinates: 36.783333, -3.9 / The village is about 65 km east of Málaga and about 7 kilometers from Nerja.
- The ‘Barribarto’ of Frigiliana : The ‘Barribarto’ of Frigiliana, as the residents of the Axarquian town know it, is one of the best preserved historical centers of Arab origin in Spain.The “barribarto”, as the old town is known by the residents, is a succession of neat streets full of multicolored flowers in which, first thing in the morning, on some of the facades, baskets of esparto grass and typical ceramics are placed. in the stores that are located along the narrow streets.
- Frigiliana 3 Culturas Festival : This festival takes place every year for a few days in August. It celebrates the multicultural history of Spain which is under Arab, Jewish and Christian influence through the Ruta de la Tapa, a street where for 2 euros you can eat specialties from the three cultures, cinema, street entertainment, dance, music, Manu Chao notably came to give a concert.
- Frigiliana belongs to the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain association. / The patron saint of the city is Saints Sebastian and Anthony.
Go next : Neighboring municipalities : Cómpeta, famous for its wine, or Torrox, known for its Phoenician tombs near the lighthouse. Six kilometers towards the Costa is Nerja, its magnificent beaches and the world-famous and incomparable Caves of Nerja. Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo.