The top 6 things to do in Frigiliana

Situated 70km east of Malaga city and 6km north of Nerja, Frigiliana is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Located in the comarca of the Axarquia, Frigiliana offers visitors a wide choice of attractions.

The top 6 things to do in Frigiliana include:

The Old Fountain

Frigiliana is a typical Spanish town with steep cobbled streets, pavement cafes and whitewashed houses. Take a trip to the drinking fountain in the old part of town near the viewpoint (Plaza de la Fuente). Enjoy a typical ‘village’ atmosphere and stop off at one of the lively bars for a few tapas or cold beers.

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Lizar Castle

The walk up to Lizar Castle is worth it just for the view. The remains of the ninth century Lizar Castle sit on top of a prominent hill that overlooks the village, and is also the site of The Lizar reservoir.The reservoir is part of a complex water channelling system which was developed by the Moors to bring potable water to the village from its source many kilometres away in the high sierra. If you carry on walking up to the mountain top, it is an 8 mile round trip.

The Church of San Antonio

The Church of San Antonio in Frigiliana was built in 1676 and then refurbished a century later. The exterior displays a simple brick façade with a semi-circular arch and a three-level bell tower. St. Anthony of Padua is the Patron Saint of Travellers, Sailors and Fishermen and also the Patron Saint of Frigiliana. The church is open every day if you want to look around.

The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Frigiliana illustrates the cultural and historical heritage of the village, while promoting protection and conservation. A tour of the Museum takes you around the ‘Apero’ building, which dates back to the 17th century and also houses a municipal library, an exhibition hall and tourist office. The Museum closes for two hours in the afternoon, 2-4pm.

Wine bar - Vinos el Lagar

If you enjoy a tipple of the local vino, Vinos el Lagar is a must-visit bar in Frigiliana. Sit outside and enjoy a glass of muscatel and a tapa for just €1.50. Situated at the top of a mountain, this quirky bar offers chorizo, sausage, goat’s cheese and local delicacies to accompany the wine. Visitors can also buy wine, chocolates, honey and local produce from Vinos el Lagar. Open from 10am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday in Calle Real.

Tour the Frigiliana countryside

Book a guided and translated visit to Axarquia, including Frigiliana. Enjoy a jeep tour across the Natural Park of Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. Learn the history of the white towns around Frigiliana and take a dip in the Rio Chillar in Nerja. Open valleys planted with olives, almond trees and vineyards dot the landscapes. Enjoy the Moorish design of the houses and traditional villages.

If you are looking for a traditional property for sale in Frigiliana you can choose from a range of townhouses, fincas and apartments – ideal as holiday homes or permanent residences.

Properties for sale in Frigiliana

Properties for sale in Frigiliana are popular with ex-pats and locals who want to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, while only being an hour away from the beaches and attractions of the Costa del Sol.

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