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Inhabitants 3100
Level above sea 320 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 70 km
Distance to beach 6 km
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Frigiliana

Frigiliana is situated in the eastern part of the Axarquía region, in the foothills of the Almijara mountain range, just on the border of the Sierras de Tejeda y Almijara Nature Park.

The typical ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) of Frigiliana, boasts spectacular panoramic views to the Higueron River, which lies in the Chillar Valley. To the north-west the municipality borders on Cómpeta, to the west, Torrox and to the south, Nerja.

The village is a labyrinth of steep and narrow cobbled streets, lined by whitewashed houses, their wrought-iron balconies filled with planters of brilliant red geraniums. Frigiliana is best explored by foot.


History
The area has been inhabited since pre-history times. During the Roman occupation a fortress was built, which no longer exists. In the old quarter of the village there are 12 mosaics, which depict the history of Frigiliana.

Around town
Small plazas provide shady seating while the village bars are popular with visitors who come here to taste the locally produced wine.

There are several excellent shops selling locally made pottery and ceramics, linen and basketware.


Places to visit
Malaga, Torrox, Nerja and Torre del Mar are all within a day visit distance by car. The beautiful Almijara Natural Park is perfect for outdoor lovers, who can enjoy rambling, hiking, mountain biking and bird watching, amongst others.

Cuisine
There are many excellent restaurants offering good value and excellent cuisine in Frigiliana, in the main plaza (square) there are some lovely places to eat and if you explore a little further you will find little restaurants tucked away in the villages cobbled streets. Head up to the Mirador (viewing point) at the top of the village, here you can enjoy a bite to eat and wonderful views.


Climate
Due to its geographical position Frigiliana has a very special microclimate, with an average annual temperature of 18 ºC. This means that the winters are mild and the summers warm. The rainfall is low, annually around 600 litres a square metre. All of this makes the spot a unique natural paradise.



Map of Frigiliana

Reviews for Frigiliana

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Based on 28 reviews.

   
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29 September, 2014

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Beautiful, charming, calm.

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Some part is not very clean.
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16 September, 2014

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beautiful,friendly and lots to see

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nice but over crowded
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15 May, 2014

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Charming village!

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Perfect!
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06 May, 2014

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Pretty village with good places to eat

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Lots to do for all tastes. We enjoyed Frigiliana, Mijas and Nerja most.
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17 March, 2014

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Nice and beautiful town

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If you find the right spots, its a beautiful coast
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12 February, 2014

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Lived up to all our expectations. Very pretty, quiet, welcoming village.

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Didn't spend a lot of time at the coast - but did find a beach where we could let our dog run free, and the views over the coast were beautiful.
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24 July, 2013

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Extraordinary

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Nerja beach is very beautiful
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04 April, 2013

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Frigiliana is a very beautifull old village with the traditional white Andalusian houses. Very good position with the surrounding moutains and only a short drive to the coast.

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There are some very fine beaches in the coast line from Nerja to Almunecar.
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08 October, 2012

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quaint little village and not too far away from Nerja and it's beach.

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lovely.Would go back again.
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23 September, 2012

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Nice little town with a few good restaurants. Within 10 min. from the beaches and town of Nerja.

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The Burriana beach in Nerja is very beautiful. We als visited Granada.
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23 April, 2012

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The village is small and quaint - exactly which I was looking for. For the most part people were very friendly. Spanish is not spoken widely but people were polite and helpful. It was so nice being away from all the development of the coastal communities. There is ready access to the towns and cities along the coast and Granada is extremely accessible.

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The area is very beautiful but extremely populated and developed. That said it was possible to find some of the beaches and coves which were less touristed but you need a car.
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20 April, 2012

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nice area, tranquil, not too touristic. Good restaurants and bars with the best views!

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This area of the costa del sol we liked very much!
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07 March, 2012

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This is the most delightful village...beyond our expectations ! We intend to make it our winter retreat !

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Very beautiful and not as built up as other areas visited in the past.
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19 September, 2011

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beautiful village with nice bars and resturants

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15 September, 2011

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Amazing. Can't wait to go back. Very pretty and charming, good prices for eating out and eating in.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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