Frigiliana, one of the most beautiful towns in Malaga

Are you thinking of touring Andalusia? Don’t forget Malaga ! This province bathed by the Mediterranean Sea has a 160-kilometer coastline, where you can find numerous beaches and marinas. Of course, here you can also discover numerous monuments and beautiful natural spaces, and enjoy their festivals.

If you have the opportunity to visit Malaga, we recommend that you do not miss some of its most beautiful towns such as Ronda or Frigiliana , which has belonged to the club of The Most Beautiful Villages in Spain since 2015, in addition to having been selected one of the 7 Rural Wonders of Spain in 2016. Today at Vuela Viajes we want you to know more about this municipality that is located in the Axarquía region. Would you like to join us?

In the Natural Park and only 5 minutes from the sea

As we were saying, Frigiliana is located in the Axarquía , specifically in the easternmost part of this Malaga region. This town with a population of approximately 3,000 inhabitants overlooks the Mediterranean from the Sierras de Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama Natural Park, and has become one of the main rural destinations in the province of Malaga, something that does not surprise us in Absolute, since it has a lot to offer the traveler: from its geographical location (it is located just five minutes from the sea and in the middle of the natural landscape) to its festivals and traditions, through its exquisite cuisine and its exceptional climate.


Historic helmet

One of the main attractions of Frigiliana is its old town, of Moorish-Mudejar heritage, which is considered one of the best-preserved historic centers in all of Malaga. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, it surprises with its pristine and whitewashed facades; its narrow, winding and steep streets; and its walkways and ravelins. Strolling through what is known as Barribarto is worth it at any time of the day, but especially at night. Special mention should be made of the walkways, which are testimony to Andalusian urban planning. Some of them have been turned into passages.

Other points of interest

In this Malaga town you can also find other points of interest such as, for example, the Archaeological Museum of Frigiliana, inaugurated in 2009, which is located in the Casa del Apero, a 17th century building. In its 400 square meters, the visitor can take a tour through the history of the municipality, from the Neolithic to the present. Of all the remains on display, we want to highlight the skull of a child dating from between 4,000 and 5,000 BC We also want to highlight the Botanical Garden, which brings together a series of plants that have been useful to the inhabitants of the town throughout the centuries. . Of course, if you visit Frigiliana you will not be able to miss monuments such as the Ingenio, the only cane honey factory in Europe, the Ecce Homo Hermitage, the Old Fountain, the Torreón and the Reales Positos.


Holidays and traditions

From Frigiliana we also want to highlight its festivals and traditions, some of which have deep roots. This is the case of Holy Week. The Carnival, the Caña Honey Day, the Frigiliana 3 Cultures Festival and the San Sebastián Patron Saint Festival also stand out. Of course, we cannot forget its gastronomy, highlighting the fried baby in almond sauce, the varied stews of fresh vegetables and migas, as well as its rich muscat broths and the recipes made with cane honey. On the other hand, you should know that the town offers a wide range of tourist services: numerous accommodations and a good number of restaurants. Finally, we want to comment that hiking lovers will also be able to enjoy the beauty in the surroundings of Frigiliana. Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this beautiful town.

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