Saturday, 29 October 2011


We awoke at the Hostal Avalon on Friday morning to bright warm sunshine, perfect for a drive to the pueblo of Frigiliana, about 7kms north of Nerja.
Apparently, it had been voted "the prettiest village in Andalucia" by the Spanish tourism authority so we were looking forward to it.

We parked the car at the edge of the village and just wandered slowly through the pretty streets.

The village was very busy with lots of tourists, many bars and cafés and more importantly plenty of craft and pottery shops for Anne to wander in and out of.

An interesting sight was this man unloading bricks carried by his mule through the narrow streets, impassable to vehicles. An image of times past.

The narrow cobbled streets were beautifully tended with flowers and pot plants decorating most of the houses.

We came across this guitarist setting up serenade the locals and visitors alike with sweet flamenco music.

We slowly worked our way up to the top of the pueblo and sat down at one of several viewpoints to admire the scenery.

The flowers and shrubs were absolutely beautiful.

Looking down the valley in the direction of Nerja and the blue Mediterranean.

Looking down upon Plaza de la Cañada del Ingenio which seemed to be the centre of the village.
I have to agree with the tourism office and say that Frigiliana is certainly one of the most beautiful and well maintained pueblos we have visited in our travels around Andalucia and most definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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