Frigiliana is situated at a level of 320 meters and had in 2017 over 3000 inhabitants. The old town of Frigiliana, of Moorish-Mudejar origin, is undoubtedly one of the best preserved in the province of Malaga. Strolling through it, at any time of day, but especially at night, will imagine you walking in the past, leaving aside the noises of vehicles circulating, rush, and ultimately, everything that you see as usual in your daily life in the city.

The village has a labyrinth of small streets, which are mainly accesible by foot. It is a typical white village siuated at the foot of Natural Park Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. In contrast to the other historic white villages like Salares or Canilla de Aceituno, Frigiliana is very touristic. There are plenty of restaurants and bars and you can take a trip with the touristic train which shows you the newer part. I will not recommend the touristic train, it is nicer to walk up to the view point siuated in the higher part of the town, where you will have spectacular views over the village and the Axarquia coastline. Next to this viewpoint is a lovely restaurant situated named “Restaurante El Jardin”. This restaurant has a nice terrace with the same spectacular views. Also inside the restaurant you will have these views. The food is very good and has a typical Arabic “touch”.

One of the most beautiful villages in Spain
Frigiliana belongs to this select club since January 2015. The Most Beautiful Villages in Spain include those villages under 15000 inhabitants that satisfy a series of essential requirements, as offering a quality natural or architectural heritage, besides other attractions and demands, as the urban homogeneity, the harmony in buildings, façade and roof materials, and some other aspects as hotel offer, festivals, leisure, culture, etc.


The main attractions besides ther village itself:



  • El Ingenio (1662) in front where the train trip starts. Today this building houses the factory that produces the Nuestra Señora del Carmen brand of miel de caña (molasses), the only such factory in Europe;
  • Fuente Vieja; fountain 17th century;
  • Chapel of Ecce Homo;
  • Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (1676);
  • The Royal Granaries (ancient store constructed in 1767), situated at the entrance of the old quarter;
  • El Torreón (the granary in the Middle of the XVIII century);
  • Very little remains of the Castle of Lizar;
  • Casa del Apero today the Cultural Centre, “Casa Del Apero”, housing a museum, the municipal library, exhibition spaces and the Tourist Information Office.


Photo Gallery Frigiliana



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