Frigiliana – Malaga

Frigiliana in Malaga is just 7Km north of Nerja and is a the typical pueblo blanco. It sits high on a mountain ridge overlooking the sea with spectacular panoramic views. Frigiliana is voted the ‘prettiest village in Andalucia’ by the Spanish tourism authority.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Frigiliana
Calle Real 80, 29788 Frigiliana (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-533-002


Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
16 min
Golf nearby Malaga 57km Granada 113km
Seville 268km
Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Frigiliana in Malaga is a town with 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. There are also several excellent shops in Frigiliana selling pottery and ceramics, including decorative plates with their distinctive Arab design.

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Walking through the village of Frigiliana in Malaga is a delight. Everything seems new, as if the village was just constructed yesterday: the streets are spotless, the houses have fresh coats of white paint and thousands of colored flowerpots in every corner. It seems as if all the neighbors coordinated so that their doors and shutters are painted a different tone of green and blue, which produces a gorgeous contrast against the white facades.

If you decide to keep exploring, you will find hidden corners, small corridors, slopes taken from past centuries and surprises among the streets that seem impossible to walk through, you will also encounter symbols with Christian, Arab and Jewish origins, all part of the essence of Frigiliana.

El Fuerte, the hill that climbs above the village, was the scene of the final bloody defeat of the Moors of La Axarquia in their 1569 rebellion. The hill is topped by scanty remains of a ruined fort from which some of the Moors reputedly threw themselves rather than be killed or captured by the Spanish. It is said that bones and rusted weapons dating from this encounter still lie among the scrub on El Fuerte.

The gastronomic star of Frigiliana in Malaga is their sugar cane syrup: the old mill of Nuestra Senora del Carmen takes up a good part of the town. It is the only sugar cane syrup factory in all of Europe and it is sold in every corner of the township, and practically, the province. The syrup is followed by the mango, that grows in the town surroundings and they have been adapted into the local cuisine in many ways, from liquor to jam. 


  • 20th of January – San Sebastian Day. Three images of the Frigiliana Patron Saint, St. Sebastian, St. Anthony the Abbot and St. Anthony of Padula are taken on a procession.
  • Beginning of May – Day of the Crosses. A popular and colourful event with numerous crosses adourned in flowers in locations around the the town where locals offer visitors free local wine and food.
  • June – Feria de San Antonio. Feria held in honour of their patron saint San Antonio de Padua.
  • End of August – Festival 3 Cultures

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