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  • Address: Frigiliana, Málaga, Spain 29788, Spain
Medieval Frigiliana is a typically Andalusian pueblo blanco (white village) perched on a ridge in the hills east of Málaga above the vacation paradise of the Costa del Sol. Guarded by the photogenic remains of the ninth-century Moorish Lízar Castle, the village straggles uphill from its cliff-side promenade, which offers far-reaching panoramas towards the Mediterranean coast.

Recently voted “the prettiest village in Spain,” the Moorish, Mudejar-style heart of Frigiliana is a maze of cobbled alleyways leading off the main street of Calle Real, and lined with gleaming, flower-festooned white cottages ornamented with wrought-iron balconies. The streets wind ever upwards in steep steps, past ancient churches and palaces, and are crammed with boutiques selling traditional ceramics decorated with Arabic designs. Tiny piazzas reveal tapas bars in which to sample local treats and a glass or two of local wine, while a sign-posted walk, illustrated by ceramic plaques, guides visitors through the narrow streets up to the castle, relating the story of the Spanish ousting the Moors from the village in 1569. 

Frigiliana is also a gateway to the rugged terrain of the Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, popular with cyclists, hikers and drivers alike for the chance to spot golden eagles and shy mountain goats among the mountain peaks and scattered olive groves. 

Practical Info

Frigiliana is inland from the Mediterranean Sea, 60 km (40 miles) east of Málaga; the tourist information office is at Cuesta del Apero 8. It is best accessed by car or bus from Málaga along the A7, exit 292, signposted to Nerja.

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Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Malaga, Malaga, null

Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Malaga

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Set off from Malaga and enjoy the fresh ocean air on this 5-hour tour to the Spanish towns of Frigiliana and Nerja. Sit back and enjoy the Mediterranean ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.65
Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol, Day Trips

Frigiliana and Nerja Tour from Costa del Sol

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Visit the quaint Spanish villages of Frigiliana and Nerja on this half-day tour from Costa del Sol. Admire the whitewashed houses and medieval Moorish fortress ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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