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Hello friends and colleagues, today I propose to continue with the visit to a beautiful villa of the Andalusian province of Malaga, Frigiliana. I hope you like it. Then a few letters about the villa.
I dedicate it to our friend Luìs (Adramad) for his admiration for the place.

Frigiliana is a municipality of the province of Malaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is located in the region of the Axarquía, the easternmost region of the province, and integrated in the judicial party of Torrox.
The villa has an area of ​​39.74 square kilometers, located between the reliefs of the Sierra de Almijara and the Mediterranean Sea. On the southern slope of this mountain range, 300 meters above sea level, is the town of Frigiliana.

The municipal term limits to the north with the municipality of Cómpeta; To the west, with Torrox; And to the south and east, with Nerja.
Frigiliana is accessible from Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport via the Mediterranean motorway towards Almería, about 60 kilometers away.

The Phoenician settlers left a paleopalic necropolis of tombs, from the seventh century BC. C., in the primitive Cerrillo of the Tejar, today known like the Cerrillo of the Shadows, of which the necropolis is conserved. Outside these places have also appeared coins from the Phoenician and Roman times. Like those that appeared in Cerrillo del Tejar in 1965.

Of the Roman presence probably comes the name of the town, since it is assumed that the word Frigiliana seems to come from the union of Frexinius (Roman character of which nothing is known) and -ana that along with the previous patronímico can mean villa, cortijo The place of Frexinius.
In the early years of the fifth century, the Roman Fort of Frigiliana was partially destroyed by the Vandals.
It is probable that from that time, according to Pliny the Elder, the extensive agriculture of Frigiliana was the vineyard. It has now been replaced by the cultivation of tropical fruits.

In 711, with the landing of Berber captain Tarik in Gibraltar, began the Muslim conquest of the Peninsula, leaving the entire region under the power of Islam.
The Arabs introduced the transformation of agriculture by building part of the hydraulic system of ditches and pools that are still preserved. They introduced new crops such as sugar cane and variety of vegetable crops.
At the end of the 9th century, the Arab castle was built, which occupied an area of ​​about four thousand square meters. It had water from the irrigation channel, which came through a small aqueduct that had previously been built for the military service of the fort . This important defense was destroyed by the Christian armies in 1569, after its surrender to the troops of Luis de Requesens, in one of the last actions against the Moorish uprising, since in that one had concentrated the fleeings of the Alpujarra and the region Of Vélez. The Moors were sent to Extremadura, Zamora, etc., and Frigiliana was repopulated by old Christians from Granada and Valencia fundamentally. Only the remains of its foundation and part of the access ramp remain of the castle.

In 1982 was placed in the walls of the Moorish district, twelve ceramic panels where it narrates the uprising of the Muslims and the battle of the Rock of Frigiliana.
Source. Wikipedia.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 28 mm
Date Taken: 2015-03-27 15:53
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
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