Frigiliana, the Pearl of Andalusia

min_frfrfefrfrFrigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The village of Frigiliana has received a number of awards for its beauty and conservation. The center of town lies at an altitude of 435 metres above sea level and from most parts of town you get incredible views of the Sierra Almijara ranges and of Nerja and the Mediterranean below. The village is a maze of narrow, cobbled streets lined with white-washed houses and best explored on foot. Small, dark alleys often lead to a bar or restaurants. The old Moorish part of town is one of the best preserved Moorish villages in all of Andalusia. On top of the hill are a few remains of the old fort from which it is said that many Moors threw themselves from it rather than be captured by the Christians.

Frigiliana is also known for its local sweet wine or “vino de Frigiliana”. Frigiliana has a patron Saint called Saint Sebastian, which is celebrated on 20th January.The annual “Ferria” is celebrated each year in June and in particular the day of Saint Antonio on the 13th June.

Frigiliana is a maze of quaint narrow winding streets, brimming with shops, bars, cafes and of course, tourists. It’s a beautiful place to spend time here and you need a day to admire the whole place or stay longer in the numerous wonderful hotels.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s