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Frigiliana

Diputación de Málaga
  • This viewpoint is in the centre of the municipality, on the hill, above the residential area and under the Lizar Castle. The slope of the hill was reforested by the landowner with pine trees. It...

Though the best-preserved remains are those of the Arabic period, Frigiliana is also home to traces of prehistoric human settlements, specifically dating back to the late Neolithic period (around 3,000 B.C.). Remains of Phoenician and Roman settlements are also to be found here.

There are a number of sites containing archaeological remains from several different periods. The Mudéjar Quarter is home to a mushroom-shaped menhir dating back to 1500 B.C. while the Phoenician necropolis at Cerrillo de las Sombras dates back to 800 B.C.

The mediaeval period is represented by the IX-century Arabic castle which was destroyed after the Battle of El Peñón. Some ruins of the walls and foundations still remain.

The archaeological remains are on display in the Sala de Exposiciones.

Links of interest

Escudo de Frigiliana
Town Hall
C/ Real, 80, 29788 
951707659
952533434
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