A poetic village
From Casa Doña Angela's front door you step directly into the old town of Frigiliana. A poetic village of whitewashed houses, winding streets, narrow staircases and small courtyards and squares. The town's main square hosts a market every Thursday.
The town has many small restaurants, bars and shops. There are greengrocers, a butcher, wine shop and fishmonger in Frigiliana, where you can shop and prepare meals in the house's country kitchen.
Frigiliana has attracted artists and bohemians from England, Denmark and elsewhere over the years. Artists such as Leif Sylvester Petersen, Søren Kent, Dorthe Krabbe and Arne Haugen Sørensen have homes in the town.
Frigiliana is located in the mountains 10 minutes by car north of Nerja, a beach town with well-stocked supermarkets and many small shops.
History of Frigiliana
Neanderthals have lived in the area around Frigiliana for more than half a million years. The last disappeared about 25,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens settled down. Modern Frigiliana dates back to the Phoenicians, who arrived in the area 3000 years ago.
Like the rest of Andalusia, Frigiliana was a Muslim town for several hundred years, until the late 15th century. For many years, Jews, Christians and Muslims lived side by side in the town. The town's church served mainly as a mosque at the time, and the old town is full of traces of the Moorish period - the district is called the Moorish Quarter for this reason.
Today, the city's history is evident in place names, building styles and the 'Festival of the Three Cultures', held annually in the city.