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What to see in Frigiliana, Malaga, Spain

Frigiliana, located in the province of Málaga, is considered one of the most beautiful villages in South Spain.

The reason why it holds this well-deserved title is due to the harmony of its whitewashed houses, its colorful flowers on the balconies, and its cobblestone streets.

Join us in this post to discover what to see in Frigiliana, Malaga, Spain, and enjoy the experience without missing anything!

1. Hernando El Darra Street

I am sure that if you look for Frigiliana on Google one of the first pictures you will see is Hernando El Darra Street.

Probably the most photographed place in town, so if you want to be a travel influencer don´t forget to smile and take a photo in this charming spot.

It has the three must be the perfect Mediterranean small village (the white houses, the pots with flowers on the balconies, and the cobbled ground)

2. Real Street

Or as we like to call it, the fifth avenue of Frigiliana. It is the most commercial part of the town and is full of quaint craft shops.

A must-visit spot to buy a small detail to remember the light of spring in Spain. ç

3. The Torreon

Place where the warehouse was located in the mid-18th century and which is currently attached to a house.

In this corner is installed the vessel with the enigmatic drawing that represents the symbols of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian religions, and which gave rise to the slogan of the Frigiliana 3 Cultures Festival.

4. El Garral Alley

This street is one of the most beautiful, with its stairs full of little plants and the bar terraces that give it a lot of atmosphere.

We highly recommend stopping here and charging the batteries having a beer and some tapas.

5. San Antonio of Pauda church

Like many churches in the Andalusian area, Frigiliana was once a mosque.
Today it is a beautiful Renaissance-style building that is worth a visit.

The church is located in a pleasant square full of restaurants. A perfect place for lunch.

6. Palacio de los Condes

This magnificent Renaissance-style building from the 16th century, built with materials from the Moorish castle and which belonged to the counts of Frigiliana, houses the only cane honey factory in all of Europe and is popularly known as “El Ingenio“.

7. Frigiliana viewpoints

Another of the best things to do in Frigiliana is to go up Hernando el Darra Street to Callejón del Peñón, which has some of the best viewpoints in the town.
The best perspective is in the area of ​​the recommended The Garden restaurant, on a steep curve of stairs that connects to Calle Santo Cristo. From here, in addition to the fantastic views of the town, you can see up close the architecture of the whitewashed houses, with different heights adapted to the terrain, and the walkways, and entrances to the houses that do not have direct entrance from the streets, typical of the Al-Andalus era.

8. Botanical Garden

Admission is free and we find it one of the most interesting and curious visits.
During the visit, we will discover a series of plants that have been used throughout history by the locals, either as food, for the manufacture of objects, or for healing remedies, such as esparto grass, sugar cane, palm heart, and others. most common as thyme, rosemary, and oregano.

9. Fuente vieja

It is located at the back of a house and was designed to supply the population and as a watering hole for animals, all in one.

It was built in the 17th century by Don Íñigo Manrique de Lara, the fifth Lord of Frigiliana and first Count of the Villa, it is another of the essential places to see in Frigiliana.

10. Frigiliana Archaeological Museum – Casa del Apero

The Archaeological Museum – Casa del Apero de Frigiliana aims to disseminate the cultural and historical heritage of the town.

The collections exhibited in the facilities of this museum allow a journey through the history of the municipality.

Here are some tips for your visit

  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat as it can get very hot in the summer.

  • Frigiliana is a popular destination for day-trippers from Málaga. If you want to avoid the crowds, I recommend visiting early in the morning or later in the afternoon.

I hope these tips help you plan your visit to Frigiliana. I am sure you will have a wonderful time in this beautiful village.

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