Frigiliana is a Spanish town in the district of Axarquía located in the Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, so their environment is privileged for lovers nature and that of trekking. Its white houses, its traditional cuisine and its Moorish past of narrow streets and passages make Frigiliana one of the favourite enclaves of those seeking to enjoy their holiday with all five senses. This town owns the purest popular architectural province of Arab origin and received the 1st National Award for Beautification of the Towns of Spain in 1982.
You can not miss:
- The Palacio de los Condes (Palace of Condes) of Frigiliana, popularly known as ‘El Ingenio‘, is a Renaissance mansion of the XVI century. It is currently the factory of molasses Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen), the only traditional factory of this product that runs in Europe. In its facade, the decoration paintings with geometric motifs are highlighted. It was built partly with materials from the Moorish castle, which can be seen in the stones of its facade.
- If you get close to the Tourist Office of Frigiliana, you will see Casa del Apero, which also houses the town library and the Archaeological Museum. It was built in the eighteenth century and initially was attached to “”El Ingenio””. Within the Archaeological Museum we can find a skull of the Neolithic, Phoenician vessels or Moorish dagger.
- The church of San Antonio is the most prominent monument of Frigiliana. It was built in the XVII century in Renaissance style almost entirely. In the temple, there is a sculpture of San Anton of XVIII century made of polychrome wood. In the entrance porch, there is the choir, with a crown of rococo style, and on its main façade, you can see a shield of Bishop Fray Alonso de Santo Tomas.
- Another monument worth visiting in the chapel of Santo Cristo de la Caña. The building dates from the XVIII century and has a revered size of neo-baroque style ‘Ecce Homo’.
- Fuente vieja: it was constructed by Iñigo Manrique de Lara, 5th gent of Frigiliana and 1 st Count of the villaje in 1640, his coat of arms depicted on the fountain.
- Barrio Mujéjar: Monumental set that some have qualified as “the purest and most popular architectural structure of Arab of those that exist in the province of malaga”. This is the most rewarded villaje of the región of the Axarquía.
- We can also find in Frigiliana, the remains of the Arab castle of Lizar. It is located on the top of the town and dates from the IX century .
- Iglesia San Antonio de Padua: It was built in 1676 and renovated a century later, it´s of an almost completely renaissance style, over it´s entrance appears the coat of arms of the bishop, Brother Alonso de Santo Tomás.
- Reales Pósitos: Ancient silo constructed in 1767 where the surplus grain was stored during the years of good crops to then distributed them in the bad times.