Not far from Nerja but further into the country on the south slope of Sierra Tejeda you will find this small village well-protected by the surrounding mountains. Frigiliana was awarded for being the best preserved and most beautiful Moorish village and the old town is today a conservation area. The city has app. 2.500 inhabitants of mainly Spanish residents.

The village is unique with its whitewashed houses and narrow twisted streets, whereof most are staircase streets. Therefore, you can only drive around on the main street of the old town with a car as the other streets are car free. However, Frigiliana also has a newer part of town where you can drive right to the door of nearly every house.

In the small local shops of Frigiliana there are good shopping opportunities for beautiful hand processed products and some places offer the sweet tasteful wine for sale which is a specialty in this area. There are many places to pick from when it comes to restaurants and some of the bars offer the well-known tapas.

Frigiliana borders up to the Almijara Mountains, a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty with numerous opportunities for hiking. If you want to go a bit further away you can go explore the small mountain paths through the wonderful, unspoiled olive groves, almond orchards and vineyards out to the other small villages where time seems to have stopped.

<- Back to attractions