Barely 5km inland from Nerja lies one of the most beautiful villages of Spain that has won many national and regional awards to prove it. With a population of around 2,000 it is cared for day-by-day, to keep up its high standards. Situated in the foothills of the Almijara mountain range, Frigiliana has spectacular views of the Higueron River which lies in the Chillar Valley. It has a sub-tropical climate which has attracted population since pre-history. The Romans built a fort here but unfortunately it no longer remains. The history of the village is pictured in 12 mosaics in the old quarter, created by Pilar Garcia Millan.
Brightly painted houses with colourful doors adorn the narrow passages. There are many fine restaurants hidden away and you must seek them out. You will find ample tiny shops in which to buy the local handicrafts which include fine basket ware, linen and lace as well as beautiful ceramic wares but you will not find supermarkets and large stores.
At the foot of the village new houses are being built but unusually, they have been kept in character with the rest of the village – white painted and typically rectangular in design. The village has a very cosmopolitan population including many English people escaping the chaos of the coast around Nerja.
Nearest Airport – Malaga, approx one hour’s drive.
Coast – Nerja is approx 5 minutes drive.