Frigiliana, the most spectacular white town in Malaga with which rural tourism began

Nestled in the Axarquia region, in the heart of the Sierras de Almijara, Tejera and Alhama Natural Park, surrounded by avocado trees, mangoes, sugar canes and olive trees, stands white and radiant, frigiliana. This town that looks at the Mediterranean from within (it is just a few minutes from the sea), with its whitewashed houses, its bougainvillea and geraniums, and its steep cobbled streets shows that Malaga is much more than the luxury and ostentation of the Costa del Sol. And that inland Andalusia, the most unknown and authentic, deserves a getaway this spring.

The Moorish heritage is reflected in its sinuous layout, in its cobbled streets, in its walkways, in a historic center painted white and full of low whitewashed houses with their sea (or sky) blue doors and their balconies overflowing with flowers, typical of Andalusian architecture . Thanks, all, to what 30 years ago Frigiliana won the beautification prize of the towns of Spain, at a time when rural tourism was reduced to going to town with grandparents during the summer. In Frigiliana the boom of interior getaways began, and it still deserves to be one of our first options when it comes to traveling around Spain.

What to see and what to do in Frigiliana

With its own almost tropical climate, with mild winters and intense summers, it is spring is the best time to visit Frigiliana. Its patios and flowers are in full effervescence of color, contrasting with intense fuchsias, blues, reds and greens the white facades, it smells of fruit and olives, and tradition and folklore transport us to other times in its Holy Week or in the May Crosses.

Those who seek the most artistic and monumental On your getaway, you will also find it in Frigiliana, where the only cane honey factory left in Europe (Renaissance style) is still operating and where the remains of an Arab castle are still preserved and buildings from the 17th and 17th centuries remain almost intact. (the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, the Casa del Apero, the Fuente Vieja, the Reales Pósitos, the church of San Antonio) or the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. In addition, there is the archaeological museum (with Neolithic remains), the botanical garden and breathtaking views: although it is an inland town, this town of about 3,000 inhabitants stands on a hill 300 meters above sea level. sea ​​and the blue Mediterranean merges with the clear sky just six kilometers away.

Where to eat and sleep in Frigiliana

The most traditional gastronomy of Malaga is also savored in Frigiliana (gazpachuelo, porra antequerana and ajoblanco, aubergines with cane honey, little fish, sardine skewers) but they have their own typical dishes, from the fried kid in almond sauce, to the stew of cabbage or fennel, the egg and flour tortillas dipped in cane syrup typical of Holy Week, the migas with fresh fish (or chorizo ​​and black pudding) that are eaten on rainy days or sweets such as arropía and marcochas. Everything, seasoned with its olive oil and washed down with its muscatels from the land. do Where try these delicacies not suitable for dieting? In El Adarve, El Jardín, The tamer and the lion, El lagar or La bodeguilla.

Y for sleeping, nothing better than La Posada Morisca, a charming Arab-inspired rural hotel with impressive views organized in small farmhouses that mix Andalusian style with rustic and Provençal notes and that has an infinity pool and a restaurant with an imposing terrace.

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