Frigiliana lies in the Natural Park of Sierra de Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama, overlooking the Mediterranean. It is noted for its historic, Moorish heritage, where the narrow, winding and steep streets, passageways, battlements and fortifications form an urban network of small houses perched one on top of the other. Many have described its layout and Arab architectural style as one of the purest examples in the province of Malaga.
It is one of the most beautiful villages in the region. Definitely a marvel!
Frigiliana is located only 6 km from Nerja, offering tourists the chance to enjoy its magnificent beaches and learn about its world famous caves.
Some craft traditions live on in Frigiliana, and materials such as esparto grass, water gourds, wax, glass, clay, wood or wool are made into beautiful works of art with unique finishes. You will find several craft shops along the streets of the old town, as well as some workshops where you can watch artisans at work.
This small town, known as the Balcony of the Axarquía for its wonderful views of the region, stands on a rock that dominates the northern corridor of Periana and part of the mountains of La Axarquía. The main wealth of Comares comes from the production of oil and wine, the collection of almonds, and also the tourism.
Of Arab origin, its situation meant it was a lookout point and its appearance has preserved the traits of the village shaped around a fortress, narrow and winding streets of whitewashed houses, and barred windows barred with pots of geraniums. As you stroll thought the maze of streets you will come across remnants of ancients Arab settlements.
In recent years it has also become a destination for active tourism in nature, offering various activities such as hiking trails and the longest zip line in Spain.
Nerja, a town that preserves the roots of its Moorish past, is extremely seductive, surrounded by coves and rugged mountains.
It has thirteen kilometres of beaches with the best services, excellent weather, and a lively atmosphere to be enjoyed throughout the year. Nature lovers can admire the breath-taking scenery and practice sports such as fishing, diving, water skiing, canoeing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Don´t miss out on visiting the Nerja Caves, declared to be of Cultural and Natural Interest and one of the most visited natural monuments in the province of Málaga.
VÉLEZ - MÁLAGA
Vélez-Málaga is the biggest town in the region, and since the XIV C. it has been considered the natural capital of the Axarquía.
It is important due to its history and culture and the old
town has been declared a National Heritage site. There are a lot of interesting monuments open to the public to be visited.
The region allows you to enjoy an almost unlimited
variety of settings, from more than twenty kilometres of beach at its disposal through to the fruit,
vegetable and subtropical crops growing thanks to the microclimate created by the Tejeda natural
park and Almijara mountain ranges.
We recommend you to join our Vélez-Málaga guided tour, available almost every wednesday.
FIESTAS AND FERIAS
we can enjoy a multitude of faira and festivals in La Axarquía where we will get to know the gastronomy, folklore and culture of each place. Among all we can highlight the Ajoblanco festival in Almarchar, the wine in Cómpeta, the raisin in La Viñuela, the festival of the three cultures of Frigiliana, the Royal Fair of San Miguel de Vélez-Málaga...
The fairs and festivals are another attraction to discover in La Axarquía.
From the 24 of november until the 6 of january
Malaga is known across the country for its beautiful Christmas lights. Hundreds of locals and visitors come together to catch the first glimpse of the colourful decorations.
Christmas magic fills every corner of Malaga each year. One of the most important ingredients of this season is the host of Christmas concerts held in the streets of the city. The historical centre of Malaga hosts most of these shows, capturing the attention of visitors and locales alike. Violins, guitars and flutes are just some of the instruments that can be heard at the foot of the Alcazeba, in the Plaza de la Merced or on the long, Larios Street (Calle Larios). Take some time to stroll around the capital of the Costa del Sol to capture this special treat for your ears.
La Molienda de Riogordo
Riogordo´s Olive Milling Festival
This festival is organized in order to promote the culture of the virgin olive oil and verdial olive from Riogordo.
This year, in addition to the chance to see the traditional olive mill of the Ethnographic Museum of Riogordo (from the 17th century) in action, you can enjoy a lot of activities around Olive oil and Olive culture:
Conferences, tastings of extra virgin olive oil, a guided visit to the olive oil cooperative of Riogordo, followed by a traditional miller´s breakfast, a gastronomic contest, sports activities (cross and mountain bike route), music and traditional dances and craft workshops.
It is a perfect weekend to visit and discover Riogordo, another beautiful white village from the Axarquía region.
You can find the full program in the following link: Molienda Riogordo