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Malaga has a high percentage of its business made up of repeats and recommendations. Our growth Has been achieved by providing a high level of customer service all your enquiries Will be answered within the hour, Pre-Book your Taxi from Malaga Airport to Frigiliana with us we offer you, your family and group of friends low-cost Malaga Transfers to your final accommodation. Let Malaga Cabbie arrange a safe, reliable and hassle-free Taxi from Malaga Airport to Frigiliana and start your vacation the best possible way.
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The weather in Frigiliana
The Costa del Sol has a great climate (link Frigiliana climate) where the sun and mild temperatures will make the driving conditions unbeatable. Thus, MalagaCabbie will provide you with a safe and comfortable transfer service so that you can enjoy the pleasant surroundings. Especially in late spring and throughout the summer. However, the adverse weather is not usual for the rest of the year.
Beach and landscape
Although the road runs parallel to the coastline, only in some sections you can see the sea. However, you can enjoy the typical landscape of the Costa del Sol where tropical crops and mountainous areas abound. You can check how the proximity to the sea and the cultivation of vegetables around will influence the cuisine of the restaurants you will visit later (link gastronomy frigiliana)
Due to the mountainous nature of the area, we will go through several tunnels which are especially fun for children. You can also see private developments and rural houses where tourists usually spend their vacations. It is thanks to the natural and relaxed environment as well as the proximity to the beach that people choose these locations close to the road. In addition you will find at a glance the Baviera golf club, a short distance from Frigiliana.
The most typical food in Frigiliana
First of all we can say that Frigiliana is a reference point for the gastronomy of the region of Anarchy. Because thanks to the natural products of the area as they are:
- Sugar cane honey
- Virgin Olive Oil
- Muscatel wines from its vineyards
- Fresh vegetables from their gardens
They make up one of the most unique kitchens in the province. Among its combinations we can highlight the exquisite and peculiar dishes cooked with choto meat. Because it can be prepared fried, either with garlic or with a variety of sauces, one of the most exquisite being almond sauce.
Specific gastronomy of Firgiliana
Probably the most typical dish of Frigiliana within the region of Anarchy is the stew. It has a large number of variations. Among which we can highlight: cabbage, fennel or Easter. This last one is made with cod and together with the egg and flour omelettes soaked in sugar cane honey, it is the classic menu for Easter and Lent.
The other very typical dish of the region and also of Frigiliana is the typical migas (a dish made from bread and corn flour). These are accompanied by fresh fish (sardines or anchovies), vegetables or chorizo and black pudding. You can try migas in any bar or restaurant in Frigiliana all year round. But it is also true that this dish is usually made more on rainy days or that it is colder.
And all this can always be macerated a little with the typical wine of the area. Because in Frigiliana the wine that is also produced here by private individuals. That is why they are called “vinos del terreno”. Moreover, these wines have different tones and degrees, and can be tasted from the sweetest to the driest.
Arropia and marcochas are the typical sweets of Frigiliana. These handmade desserts based on cane honey are prepared especially at the beginning of May for the Day of the Cross. But it is also important to say that other sweets are also made with honey, such as sweet potatoes with honey.
Frigiliana Arabian Remains
Frigiliana is the Axarquia town that has best preserved its Arab legacy. Several awards endorse it, such as the Beautification of Towns in Spain (1982) or the National Prize of Andalusian Towns (1988). A walk through the old Moorish-Mudejar quarter is a journey into a time of splendour. Because it is undoubtedly one of the best preserved in Spain. Walking through it, will transport us in time to past times.
At present, the Historical Centre of Frigiliana has been declared a Historical and Artistic Site, and is the true representative symbol of Frigiliana.
The houses of the Barribarto are a clear example of popular Arab architecture. It is characterized by heights adapted to the terrain, juxtaposition as a whole, exterior simplicity, structures of crossings…
There is no premeditated urban layout, but rather large blocks connected by streets that turn.
One of the sections that best exemplifies this principle of the Hispano-Muslim city is the point where Hernando el Darra Street ends in Travesía and connects with Amargura Street and this one with Alta Street until it ends in Zacatín Street, to finish in the back of San Antonio Church.
The adarves are also a testimony of Andalusian urbanism, they give access to the houses that do not have a direct entrance from the streets. Most of the time it is a corridor that allows access to a landing that precedes the entrances of the houses that converge in that space.
In Frigiliana some adarves are preserved as:
Several in Zacatínel del Túnel Street
- of the Lord
- the Orchard
- of Bitterness
- of the Rock
- the Batanero
- the Tower
- of the Cura Soto
- of the Corral
- the Inquisitor
Other vestiges of the passage of the Arabs through Frigiliana are the ruins of the Castle, of which material was used to build the Mill.
Ruins of the Castle of Frigiliana
The castle of Frigiliana or Lízar is a ruined castle on the hill of the Sabina. Of which the remains of the foundations, a wall and part of the access ramp remain.
It was an Arab castle built between the 9th and 11th centuries. The fortress was destroyed in 1569 by order of the Commander-in-Chief of Castile, Luis de Requesens.
It is protected by the Generic Declaration of the Decree of 22 April 1949, and Law 16/1985 on Spanish Historical Heritage.
Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana
The palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, also known as El Ingenio It was built in the 16th century, by order of the Manrique de Lara family.
It is a great building, of Renaissance style. It occupies an area of more than 2,000 square meters and was built with materials from the Arab castle.
Frigiliana hiking routes
Frigiliana is in a privileged location. Because the municipality is within the Natural Park of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, in the heart of the Sierra Tejeda. But about 5 minutes by car from the beach.
That’s why today we present you two hiking routes that can be done from Frigiliana:
Hiking route Frigiliana-Fuente Espartero
First of all you can start the tour from the building “El Ingenio”. From there you have to go to the Higueron River. The linear route will be 5.5 kilometers long and can be covered in an estimated time of two hours.
Later you will reach the “Cruz del Pinto”, a small mountainous elevation crowned by a cross. This is where there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Sierra Almijara. Afterwards there is an easier descent.
To reach an area of pine trees, and the vegetation is again rich in junipers, bursts goats and shrubs.
In about an hour you reach the canyon of the river Chíllar. It offers an indescribable satisfaction for the small waterfalls, the refreshing pools, the vegetation and the cahorros.
The descent to the Chíllar River takes approximately fifteen minutes and is an excellent place to take a break. Afterwards, we continue until we reach the Collado del Apretadero, where we will find the Fuente del Esparto.
Fifth stage of the Gran Senda de Málaga, Frigiliana-Nerja
The fifth stage of the Gran Senda de Málaga, runs between the municipalities of Nerja and Frigiliana. There is a part of it that can be done by bicycle, but the rest can only be done on foot. It passes through ravines, and is a tiring stage.
The whole route is through the natural park of Sierras de Tejeda, Alhama and Almijara. But it is also true that there are no fountains or refreshment posts.
The path can be divided into several subsections:
- From the Caves of Nerja to El Pinarillo
- From the Pinarillo to the access crest of the Loma de las Garzas
- From La Loma de las Garzas to the end of the stage in Frigiliana.
The path can be taken from Frigiliana to Nerja or vice versa, but it should be noted that the official route is from Nerja to Frigiliana. That is why all the indications point in that direction.
Frigiliana Cane Honey
The sugar cane honey “Ingenio Ntra. Sra. del Carmen” in Frigiliana, is 75 years old. In its factory in Frigiliana near Nerja, it continues to be produced as it was traditionally done. It was introduced by the Arabs from sugar cane.
Today this is the only remaining cane honey factory in the whole of Europe. Because this type of cane only grows in a very small strip of Eastern Andalusia. Specifically on the Costa Tropical of Granada and part of Anarchy.
How to obtain Sugar Cane Honey
Sugarcane syrup is made in the factory by perfectly concentrating the sugarcane juice. Eliminating the impurities to preserve all the beneficial active elements and vital principles contained in the plant.
In addition, we must say that it is a very complete food and rich in nutritional principles. Among which are glucose, protein, calcium, sucrose, iron salts, vitamin B and other minerals.
How is it taken?
Normally it is used to make desserts. But it also accompanies soft cheese, milkshakes, custards, yoghurts, toasts, fried foods, sour fruits…
In home baking it is used to make:
- Honey gowns
- Candy corn
It is also used in industrial baking to give more juiciness and finesse to the dough.
Description of Cane Honey:
Sugarcane syrup is officially ‘sugarcane juice concentrate’.
In addition, cane honey is a food that has important properties and health benefits:
Because it has a high energy content which is recommended for people who make great efforts.
Also because of its high concentration of copper it helps to obtain strong and healthy hair.
Because of its iron content it is recommended for people suffering from anaemia as well as for pregnant women.
It is also attributed with natural laxative characteristics.
Its content of magnesium makes it particularly effective in the prevention of ailments of the locomotive system.
Distance and duration
The distance from Malaga Airport to Frigiliana is approximately 70 kilometers. Malaga Cabbie, your private transfer service will take about 50 minutes, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Even in summer, you will not find jam traffic except in unusual circumstances.
Tolls and Road Map
The A7 motorway in its section from Malaga airport to Frigiliana has no toll. The quality of the road is modern and exceptional, so the transfer route takes place in a fast and safe way.
When we are leaving the surroundings of the city of Malaga, the road is winding. For this reason, the speed limitation is 80 kilometers per hour. After that first section, the maximum speed allowed is again the usual for motorways in Spain that are 120 kilometers per hour
Stop & Go
Occasionally, you may want to stop between Malaga airport and your hotel or drop off location. You can specified it before in your transfer booking. Additionally, if your driver is plenty of time until his next transfer service (link terms and conditions), you can order him to stop. We will have several service stations that we will find on the way to Frigiliana to buy some drinks or anything else you want.
Before the construction of the a7 motorway, there was a national road between Malaga and Frigiliana airports. This road currently exists. For reasons of time and safety, our drivers will take the A7 motorway. Only exceptionally in situations that necessarily require it, your driver could go by the old road N-340.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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