Known as the Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Caña, this small, 18th century building features a single nave. Entered via a portico supported by Roman arches, its Epistle side is built against the...
Remains of the mediaeval fortress which once stood at the top of the village.
This festival has been declared to be of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Málaga. Please check with the local Town Hall or Municipal Tourism Office for the festival date before...
Its name comes from the Latin “Frexinius” which corresponds to the name of a Roman personality. Name of its inhabitants: Frigilianenses. Famous personalities: Hernando el Darra , a...
This rural hotel is situated at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara, 3 kilometers from the town of Frigiliana, and enjoy panoramic views of both the mountains and the sea, being only 10 minutes from...
UNIQUENESS This establishment is a new modern and comfortable building. CHARACTERISTICS The cuisine is based on traditional cooking, typical of this area, prepared with local products by...
This hotel has 12 rooms spread simulating small farmhouses. All are different and have independent access directly from the outside. Its decoration is based on a adventurous style, with artisan...
This lovely viewpoint by the old sugar mill offers vast landscape of the mountains, and water retention system that goes up the hill.
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...
The entire first stage, which is 219 km long, goes through Axarquîa and includes 12 municipalities. This curvy route goes through towns and villages with Moorish influence, where bloody battles...
The Great Málaga Path. Stage 6: Frigiliana - Cómpeta (English)
Frigiliana is a Spanish town in the district of Axarquía located in the Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, so their environment is privileged for lovers nature and that of trekking.
Its white houses, its traditional cuisine and its Moorish past of narrow streets and passages make Frigiliana one of the favourite enclaves of those seeking to enjoy their holiday with all five senses. This town owns the purest popular architectural province of Arab origin and received the 1st National Award for Beautification of the Towns of Spain in 1982.
It is noteworthy that the British community residing in Frigiliana, as well as throughout the Axarquía, is very large.
IN FRIGILIANA YOU CANNOT MISS
The Palacio de los Condes (Palace of Condes) of Frigiliana, popularly known as 'El Ingenio', is a Renaissance mansion of the XVI century. It is currently the factory of molasses Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen), the only traditional factory of this product that runs in Europe. In its facade, the decoration paintings with geometric motifs are highlighted. It was built partly with materials from the Moorish castle, which can be seen in the stones of its facade.
If you get close to the Tourist Office of Frigiliana, you will see Casa del Apero, which also houses the town library and the Archaeological Museum. It was built in the eighteenth century and initially was attached to ""El Ingenio"". Within the Archaeological Museum we can find a skull of the Neolithic, Phoenician vessels or Moorish dagger.
The church of San Antonio is the most prominent monument of Frigiliana. It was built in the XVII century in Renaissance style almost entirely. In the temple, there is a sculpture of San Anton of XVIII century made of polychrome wood. In the entrance porch, there is the choir, with a crown of rococo style, and on its main façade, you can see a shield of Bishop Fray Alonso de Santo Tomas.
Another monument worth visiting in the chapel of Santo Cristo de la Caña. The building dates from the XVIII century and has a revered size of neo-baroque style 'Ecce Homo'.
We can also find in Frigiliana, the remains of the Arab castle of Lizar. It is located on the top of the town and dates from the IX century .
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