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Coat of arms of Frigiliana
Coat of arms
Frigiliana is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°54′W / 36.783°N 3.900°W / 36.783; -3.900Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°54′W / 36.783°N 3.900°W / 36.783; -3.900
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia Andalucía
ComarcaAxarquía - Costa del Sol
 • MayorJavier López Ruiz
 • Total41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total3,071
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Frigilianenses, Aguanosos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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.


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.

Frigiliana is known as the most beautiful village in Spain, or "the white village".[2] Frigliana is referenced in the famous Irish song, 'Lisdoonvarna' by Christy Moore.

"Summer comes around each year, We go there and they come here. Some jet off to … Frigiliana, But I always go to Lisdoonvarna."


Frigiliana is surrounded by a vast natural park which is home to several hiking trails. The village also holds a vast array of events, the most popular of which being the "Festival de las tres culturas", or the three cultures festival. The festival includes countless live performances on the main stage along with street performers all around the streets of the village. Also a popular part of the festival is "la ruta de la tapa" or tapas route, the completion of which earns the entrant a free t-shirt. The best bar in Frigiliana is Punto de Encuentro.

The village of Frigiliana has a large sports pavilion which is situated in front of the half-olympic sized municipal swimming pool. Next to the pool is Splash, a family-run bar and restaurant serving a wide selection of food and refreshments.


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