This is just one of a series of photos I have taken, and will share with you over time, capturing the essence of living east of Málaga. Each one, in it’s own unique way, reminds me of why I love living in southern Spain, and in particular the Axarquía.
This is Calle El Zacatín, a street in the beautiful, white, mountain village of Frigiliana. Here, the typical architecture of the village can be seen at its best. The steep climb, profusely decorated with flowers and flowerpots reveal some of the original Arab layout of the village – winding streets, secret corners and adarves (little squares shared by a few houses and belonging only to them).
Calle El Zacatín leads to another gem in town: Barribarto, or the higher part of village, which can only be toured on foot, for its impossibly narrow streets make it impossible to drive.
El Zacatín is one of the most photographed streets in Frigiliana and is the original site of a Moorish street market, filled with merchants and artisans, over a thousand years ago.
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And on one of those rooftops on the right hand side is the best place to eat tortilla de gamba’ and gambas pil-pil, cooked by abuela, overlooking Nerja and the coast…bliss.
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We had a wonderful stay in Frigiliana in May. Recommend El Mirador for supper. An exquisite view as the sun goes down, great Sangria and lovely service!
I must admit I haven’t eaten in El Mirador for years, Barbara – but it was lovely even then – with stunning views, of course!
Just been visiting Cathy in Frigillana and my legs are so tired. 🙂
LOL – it’s not so bad – except on a hot day – which it was!
Just realised I’ve spelt it wrong too. Shows you how tired I was 🙂
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Another place to add to my places to visit.
OH yes, you MUST visit Frigiliana during your visit, Roy.
If you don’t mind me asking – where abouts will you be staying? I could maybe suggest a few places for you to visit if I know where your starting place will be. 🙂
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You’ve shown me a place I wish I was in. You’re the lucky one!
Yes, this is a lovely part of the world, Trish, that´s for sure 🙂
So lovely. I plan to visit Frigiliana really soon.
We always take all our visitors there – so I´ll be returning the week after next, too.
It fascinates me how most Spanish houses are colored white and how they are all similar inside a community. So cool to look at from afar.
Well, they are coloured white to reflect the heat of the sun, of course. Plus, by law in these parts, all houses must be painted white.
They DO look lovely from afar though, don´t they?
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Oh, it is. Frigiliana is a very picturesque village and has won a number of awards for its beauty and conservation. It’s well worth a visit if ever you are in this area.