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What to see and do in Frigiliana

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Frigiliana, a hidden treasure in the province of Malaga, captivates visitors with its traditional charm, cobbled streets and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. This picturesque whitewashed village offers a unique experience, where history intertwines with whitewashed architecture and the aromas of Andalusian cuisine waft through the air. It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. From Visitanddo.com we present you 10 essential things to see and do in Frigiliana.

10 essential things to see and do in Frigiliana

1. The most photographed street in Frigiliada

What to see and do in Frigiliana

Start your journey by immersing yourself in the narrow cobbled streets of the old town of Frigiliana, specifically Hernando el Darra StreetThe narrow streets, lined with white houses with blue accents and flowering bougainvillea, will transport you to a world where time seems to have stood still.

2. El Garral Alley

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It is considered one of the most beautiful streets in Frigiliana It is surrounded by terraces with restaurants and full of flowering plants, as well as the characteristic blue details of the white village of Frigiliana. You will find this alleyway walking along the Calle Real. We provide you with directions on how to get here.

3. Viewpoints of Frigiliana

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Climb to the lookout points for breathtaking panoramic views. El Mirador de la Iglesia offers a spectacular view of the Old Town, while the the Mirador de la Axarquía gives you the opportunity to contemplate the vast horizon, with the Mediterranean Sea stretching into infinity and surrounded by the white houses of Frigiliana.

4. Church of San Antonio de Padua

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The Church of San Antonio de Padua, with its white façade and elegant bell tower, is a landmark in Frigiliana. Admire the simple architecture and step inside to experience the serenity offered by this place of worship, formerly a Muslim mosque.

5. Three Cultures Square

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Immerse yourself in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, a symbolic space which commemorates the peaceful coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures in the history of Spain.. Observe the architectural harmony that reflects this unique fusion. This is one of the main squares of Frigiliana, as well as being the viewpoint of the lower part of Frigiliana.

6. Old Fountain

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In the 17th century, Don Íñigo Manrique de Lara, fifth Lord of Frigiliana and first Count of the town, erected La Fuente Vieja, an outstanding place not to be missed in Frigiliana. This fountain, adorned with three spouts under the coat of arms of the Counts of Frigiliana, played a fundamental role in providing water both for the consumption of the population and as a watering place for animals.

7. Hiking among Olive and Almond Trees

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Take advantage of the hiking trails that surround Frigiliana. The paths wind through fields of olive and almond trees, giving you the opportunity to connect with nature while enjoying breathtaking views. They stand out for their views and for a day out with family or friends in nature: The ascent to the Fort, the Cahorros del Pichirri and the Higuerón River.

You can also climb to the Cruz de Pinto, a sacred place built on top of a hill in the Sierra de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, between Nerja and Frigiliana. There is a legend of the Cross of Pinto The story goes that in 1643, Francisco de Pinto, a sailor, erected this sanctuary in fulfilment of a promise made to God. The story goes that his boat was caught in a storm off the coast of Nerja. In gratitude for returning unharmed and alive, he vowed to install a cross on the most prominent peak visible from the sea. Since then, this site has maintained a significant religious importance for the residents of Frigiliana.

8. Andalusian Gastronomy

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Andalusian cuisine is a delight for the senses, and Frigiliana does not disappoint in this respect. Try paella, gazpacho and tapas in the welcoming local restaurants, where every bite is a unique culinary experience. Don't leave without trying their most characteristic product, cane honeyis a dark, thick type of honey produced from sugar cane.

In addition the 4th of May is the Day of the Sugar Cane Honey in Frigiliana.A great opportunity to get to know their factory and see how it is made.

9. Local Festivals

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If your visit coincides with local events, don't miss the opportunity to participate. The best known is The Three Cultures Festival is an exciting reminder of the cultural diversity that has shaped the identity of Frigiliana. It is usually held at the end of August.

On the other hand, The Frigiliana Fair takes place in commemoration of its patron saint, San Antonio de Padua, whose feast day is on 13 June. During those days around 13 June, a pilgrimage and different activities take place in Frigiliana.

If you want to go and you don't have a way, you can organise your transport with Autocares Ríos, request a quote here.

10. Crafts and Souvenirs

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Explore the local shops to discover the unique craftsmanship of the region. From hand-painted ceramics to traditional textiles, you will find treasures that will allow you to take with you a piece of Frigiliana's authenticity.

Excursions to Frigiliana from Málaga

If you want to discover the blue corners, the cobbled streets and the gastronomy of Frigiliana for a day. Don't miss the Nerja and Frigiliana excursion from Malaga:

If you are thinking of exploring the province of Malaga, with Visitanddo.com you can take different bus tours to explore a variety of fascinating destinations. Enjoy the luxury of Marbella's beaches. Explore the rich history of Ronda with its New Bridge. Discover the wonders of the Caminito del Rey trail. Discover all the options below:

Frigiliana is not just a destination, but an experience. Its streets tell ancient stories, its viewpoints offer inspiring views and its gastronomy captivates the palate. Explore Frigiliana and you will be immersed in the magic of this charming white village in the heart of Andalusia.

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