Frigiliana a colourful white village
Within seven kilometers north of Nerja is the typical pueblo blanco (white village) of Frigiliana, which sits high on a mountain ridge (330 meters above sea level) overlooking the Mediterranean sea with spectacular panoramic views. Several times been voted the ‘prettiest village in Andalusia’.
Frigiliana is also important from a historical viewpoint. El Fuerte, the hill that climbs above the village, was the scene of the final bloody defeat of the Moors of La Axarquía in their 1569 rebellion
Frigiliana with narrow, steep cobblestone streets, shops, bars, restaurants. Thursday’s is the market day. The visitor will be overwhelmed, surprised at how beautiful and sparkling clean a village can be. As you are discovering the streets of Frigiliana, don’t forget to stop and read at least some of the twelve ceramic plaques on the walls of the historic part, which portray the history of the Moorish people in Frigiliana.
Frigiliana is a tangle of narrow cobbled streets lined by whitewashed houses, their wrought-iron balconies filled with planters of brilliant red geraniums. Small plazas provide shady seating while the village bars are popular with visitors who come here to taste the locally produced wine.
The church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Frigiliana was built in the 17th Century and restored in 1976. The Church covers an area of 620 square meters and was constructed over an ancient mosque.
There are also several excellent shops selling pottery and ceramics, including decorative plates with their distinctive Arab design. A number of good restaurants and Tapas bars. A great way to find out more of Frigiliana is to explore the Turismo Frigiliana
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