Frigiliana

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Frigiliana
Municipality
FrigilianaPano3.jpg
Coat of arms of Frigiliana
Coat of arms
Frigiliana is located in Spain
Frigiliana
Frigiliana
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°54′W / 36.783°N 3.900°W / 36.783; -3.900
Country Spain Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia Andalucía
Province Málaga
Comarca Axarquía - Costa del Sol
Government
 • Mayor Javier López Ruiz
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,071
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym Frigilianenses, Aguanosos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Frigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 71 kilometers east of Málaga, the provincial capital, and approximately 6 kilometers north of Nerja. It is located in the comarca of La Axarquía, the easternmost region of the province, and integrated into the judicial district of Torrox.[1]

Moorish-Mudéjar district[edit]

This is the old district inhabited by the Moors before and after the Reconquista. Its name Mudéjar is used to describe the architectural style used by Arab craftsmen working in Christian territory. The quarter is made up of steep cobbled alleyways winding past white houses resplendent with flowers.

Culture[edit]

For four days at the end of August each year, Frigiliana hosts the Festival of the Three Cultures (Festival de las Tres Culturas), celebrating the region's historic confluence and co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torrox, partido judicial nº9 de Málaga". Consejo General Procuradores de España. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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