Frigiliana – the charming white village in Andalucia

Spain, quite literally, surprises you at every turn with new touristic gems to visit. Wherever we go, we find new treasures, often in the form of quaint, small towns.

As you know, Andalusia is famous for its sheer number of attractions and in this regard, you’ll never be disappointed. Whilst travelling to those well-known places, its well worthwhile stepping of the beaten track and enjoying the smaller towns dotted around the region. You just can’t miss the famous Andalusian white villages (pueblos blancos), such as Frigiliana.

I have to admit, that the place does not lack tourists, but this is hardly surprising. The small, white buildings decorated with colorful pots filled with flowers, narrow streets with small squares & bars serving local cuisine as well as the well-known sweet wines are irresistible. Although the Phoenicians and Romans remain in the town’s memory (it’s from Roman times from which its name hails), it is to the Moors to which it owes its charm. The Moors ruled the town through several centuries up until 1485. Here, they earned their living through the sale of olives, raisins, figs and silk. In those times, they lived in peace with Christians, although following the re-conquest of Spain, they were forced to change their faith and ultimately, several decades later, were expelled from the town.

Probably everyone will like Frigiliana. Sunny days, white buildings, blue doors with colorful flowers and beautiful scenery to match – who could resist? Of course, prepare yourself for walking up steep streets and countless steps. On the way to the town, you can admire the views, the mountains and the sea.

In autumn, once it becomes colder and greyer, sunny frames like this I enjoy the most.

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