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What to see in Frigiliana with children

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With its cobbled streets, panoramic viewpoints and cultural events, Frigiliana is the ideal destination to immerse yourself in authentic village life with the little ones, exploring all the things to see in Frigiliana with children. This beautiful town is one of the most beautiful white villages on the Costa del SolThe city offers not only a rich cultural experience for adults, but also a range of delightful activities for the whole family to enjoy.

We also leave you a link in case you want to visit Frigiliana at a different pace, see our article: What to see and do in Frigiliana

Recommendations for visiting Frigiliana with children

If you are planning to see Frigiliana with the childrenHere are some recommendations to make the experience enjoyable and hassle-free.

Preparations for the Walk: Before you start your adventure, be aware that the Moorish quarter of Frigiliana has some "lovely steps". If you decide to take a trolley, remember that most of them are wide, but may be a little uncomfortable. A comfortable alternative would be to opt for a backpack, ideal for exploring the upper quarter with ease.

Clothing and Accessories: Dress the children in comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for walking the cobblestone streets. If you're visiting in summer, don't forget to bring plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated. Applying sunscreen and wearing hats will help protect them from the sun while they enjoy the walk.

From Visitanddo.com we show you 10 things to see in Frigiliana with your children, enjoy the adventure!

10 things to see in Frigiliana with children

1- Exploring the Old Town of Frigliana

What to see and do in Frigiliana

Strolling through the old town of Frigiliana is like stepping into a fairy tale. The narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses offer an enchanting view. Be sure to explore the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, where children can run around and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

You can also take the panoramic tour at the Train of the Three Cultures which departs from the Plaza del Ingenio. This Frigiliana tourist train costs €3 per adult and €2 per child.

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2- Viewpoints of Frigiliana

frigiliana viewpoints

Climb to local viewpoints, such as the Mirador de la Iglesia or the Santo Cristo viewpointThe villa rewards visitors with breathtaking views of Frigiliana and the Mediterranean coastline. It is the perfect setting to capture family moments and enjoy the scenery.

3- Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Nature Reserve

Sierras de Tejeda Almijara y Alhama

A short distance from Frigiliana is the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, which offers family-friendly hiking trails. Exploring nature, discovering the local flora and fauna, and perhaps having a picnic in serene surroundings are ideal activities for adventure-loving children.

We recommend the following route with children in the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama

4- Three Cultures Festival

Festival 3 cultures Frigiliana flags

If your visit coincides with the Three Cultures FestivalThe children will be delighted with the variety of cultural activities, music and dances celebrating the coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

  • Here you can find more information about the Festival de las Tres Culturas de Frigiliana.

5- Visit the sugar cane honey factory in Frigiliana.

cane honey

Immerse yourself in the world of sugar cane honey, an emblematic local product. At the Miel de Caña factory in FrigilianaIn the afternoon, children can learn about the production process and enjoy several varieties of this sweet delicacy.

6- Visit the village of Acebuchal

El Acebuchal Village

El Acebuchal, known as "The Lost Villageis a small village near Frigiliana. Abandoned during the Spanish Civil War, it was restored in the 1990s. The village offers a rustic charm with cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Within walking distance from Frigiliana, El Acebuchal is a picturesque place to visit with children and is almost 2 hours walk or 20 minutes drive away.

7- Craft activities

ceramica frigiliana

Some local shops and workshops offer creative activities for childrenfrom pottery painting to arts and crafts. These experiences allow children to express their creativity while learning about the rich local culture. One of the most famous craft shops in Frigiliana is located at Calle Real 15.

8- Local gastronomy

Frigiliana sweet wine

Invite your children to sample authentic Spanish cuisine at local restaurants. From paella to tapas, there's something for everyone, guaranteeing a culinary experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. You can also enjoy tapas with real sweet wine of the area in the Bodega El Lagar shop.

9- Enjoy the different beaches of Frigiliana nearby.

beaches of frigiliana maro

If you're looking for a change of scenery, the nearby Costa del Sol offers family beaches where children can enjoy the sand, build castles and take a dip in the sea, rounding off a day full of fun and relaxation.

  • Discover here the best beaches in Frigiliana

10- See Nerja

excursion nerja & frigiliana from malaga

Nerja, a coastal gem just a short drive from Frigiliana, offers a unique Mediterranean charm. Discover beaches with crystal clear waters and the iconic Balcón de Europa with breathtaking views. The caves of NerjaThe nearby stalactites and stalagmites are natural wonders, ideal for visiting with children ....

Excursions to Frigiliana from Málaga

If you have little time and 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.

This tour includes:

  • Transport to and from Málaga & Costa del Sol
  • English and Spanish speaking guide during the coach trips and excursion.
  • Free time in Frigiliana
  • A glass of wine and tapas in Frigiliana
  • Free time in Nerja

In Frigiliana, every corner tells a story, and every activity offers an opportunity to create lasting family memories. With its combination of historical charm, natural beauty and cultural events, this Andalusian destination is sure to captivate young and old alike. Here is also a link to the city council website in case you would like more information about their festivities and traditions.

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