Are you thinking of touring Andalusia? Don't forget to 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 its 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 belongs to the club of the Most Beautiful Towns of Spain since 2015, in addition to having been selected one of the 7 Rural Wonders of Spain in 2016. Today at Hard Hobbit To Break we want you to know more about this municipality that is in the Axarquía region. Would you like to join us?
In the Natural Park and just 5 minutes from the sea
As we were saying, Frigiliana is in the Axarquia, specifically in the easternmost area of this Malaga region. This town with an approximate population of 3,000 inhabitants looks out onto 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 only five minutes from the sea and in the middle of a natural setting) to its festivals and traditions, including its exquisite gastronomy and its exceptional climate.
One of the main attractions of Frigiliana is its old town, of Moorish-Mudejar heritage, which is considered one of the best preserved historic quarters in all of Malaga. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, it surprises with its facades pristine and whitewashed; its narrow, winding and steep streets; and its adarves and ravelins. Strolling through what is known as Barribarto is worthwhile at any time of the day, although very especially at night. Separate mention deserve the adarves, which are testimony of the 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 of the history of the municipality, from the Neolithic to the present. Of all the remains exposed, we want to highlight the skull of a child that dates from between 4,000 and 5,000 B.C. 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 El Ingenio, the only sugar cane factory in Europe, the Ermita Ecce Homo, the Fuente Vieja, 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 Easter. Also noteworthy are the Carnival, the Cane Honey Day, the Frigiliana 3 Cultures Festival or the Saint Patron Saint San Sebastian Festival. Of course, we cannot forget its gastronomy, highlighting the fried choto in almond sauce, the varied stews of fresh vegetables and crumbs, in addition to its rich muscat broths and the recipes made from 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. To finish, we want to comment that hiking lovers will also be able to enjoy the beauty around Frigiliana. Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find more images of this beautiful town.
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