One of the elements that most characterises the old part of Frigiliana is its conservation, which is strictly adhered to even today to protect its beautiful streets of Moorish origin. That said, natural evolution has left its mark, which is clearly visible.
Essentially our old town retains its history, but in this section we want to show the visitor how our streets were 30 or 40 years ago, you will see the changes while still observing how it has retained its original structure.
Callejón del Estanco
The actual fountain is an exact replica of the original. It is placed in exactly the same place, you can observe how the structure of the surrounding houses have been maintained the same today. We can see that the pavements have been changed however, this particular area is practically identical and hasn’t changed in 40 years.
Typical scene of one of the highest streets within the old quarter “Barribarto”. Calle Chorrera continues to maintain practically the same structure as years ago. In this old scene we can see a local lady climb the difficult cobbled steps, in the modern version the street is much better, regularly used by the local mules to transport materials throughout the “Barribarto”.
Years ago this street was the last in the village and lead directly into the campo (countryside) and neighbouring tracks leading to the mountainous region. Nowadays it has expanded considerably giving way to Calle Rosarico La Joaquin as the last street in the village, that said, C/Chorruelo with its typical structures continues to be the last historic street in the village.
The last part of Chorruelo, before joining Calle Almona. Nowadays all the present cables have been removed. 40 years ago the cables including telephone lines and street lighting were hardly visible, mainly due to their scarcity, nowadays however, the cables have been hidden, which takes away the eye-sore previously caused by the cables.
Nowadays, this long and steep street goes as far as the covered sports hall. Years ago however, this street was much rougher and gave access to an area known as Zarrizuela. Previously, many years ago, the whole of the historic part of the village was surrounded by an area known locally as “ Los Bancales”, at present those areas have mainly been constructed on as it was the only remaining area within the old part where properties could be built.
This photograph is taken from the area known as “plazituela” or “plazuela”. Directly on the right is the Town Hall, on the left, even though not very visible on the photograph, is the entrance to the Torreón, and in front at the bottom the church square, which, has actually changed in recent years however, it has always maintained its essence.
We can see how this street has remained exactly the same, observe how the facades and balconies are adorned with flowers, this is a relatively modern tradition.
Plaza del Ingenio
El paisaje que rodea a la que fue casa solariega de los condes de Frigiliana, hoy conocido como el Ingenio, no ha sufrido cambios significafitvos con el paso de los años. Sí que ha habido una gran evolución en los aledaños, en los que han aparecido nuevas viviendas, pero no tanto así en el monte que sube a los restos del castillo de Frigiliana, que hoy día sigue manteniendo las conocidas como maquinillas (S. XVII, que originalmente se dedicaban a la molienda de la caña, y que en la actualidad son viviendas.