Frigiliana Three Cultures Festival

Frigiliana organises the Festival of the 3 Cultures at the end of August every year


In this article you will find all the essential information about the Festival of the Three Cultures in Frigiliana:

  • A few words about Frigiliana and the Festival of the 3 Cultures
  • The dates of the 2023 Festival
  • Photo gallery during the festival
  • The festival programme
  • What to do in Frigiliana?
  • Where is Frigiliana?
  • Accommodation in Frigiliana
  • Some useful links (car hire, …ideas for visits)
  • Ideas for experiences in the province of Málaga


A few words about Frigiliana and the Festival of the 3 Cultures

The festival takes place in one of the most beautiful villages in Andalucia, in Frigiliana.

frigiliana pueblo mas bonito en Axarquia

This village is just above Nerja, in Axarquia.

Note : If you are in the western part of the Costa del Sol and would like to visit Nerja and Frigiliana, you can use the following link to book a tour from Málaga, Torremolinos, Mijas or Benalmadena.

The festival of the 3 cultures of Frigiliana is the festival not to be missed in August, just after the Malaga Fair.

During 4 days, the cultures that marked medieval Spain are celebrated:

villa de las 3 culturas

Visitors will discover these three great cultures: Christian, Muslim and Sephardic, through food, music, art and ancestral traditions.

The mayor of Frigiliana calls this festival the festival of sensations. During the festival, the daytime and evening programme of festivities is lived to the rhythm of the festival:

Arab-Islamic culture


Sephardic Jewish culture


And the Christian culture. These 3 cultures have coexisted for many centuries in the village.

Frigiliana festival 3 culturas

The dates of the festival of the 3 cultures 2023

The dates of the festival of the three cultures 2023 in Frigiliana: from 24 to 27 August 2023.

Photo gallery during the festival


Here are some photos taken during the different events that take place during these 4 days… and 4 nights

A parade in the Moorish neighbourhood :

Frigiliana festival 3 culturas en el barrio morisco

The church of Saint Anthony of Padua, “dressed” in the colours of the 3 cultures:


The light show on the church starts at 10 pm.


Frigiliana, at night during the festival

The craft market allows you to discover several local pottery and ceramic artisans.

There are many parades in the streets during the day.


Here is a short video taken in a street:

Dates of the concerts 2023


The programme of the Festival of the Three Cultures in Frigiliana 2023



During the festival you can enjoy the Ruta de la Tapa, to discover and eat tapas from different origins


What to do in and around Frigiliana ?

Activities near Frigiliana

In the surroundings it is possible to find very nice activities:

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling
  • visit of caves

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Where is Frigiliana?

Accommodation in Frigiliana

If you book in late August, it is advisable to book in advance to find a hotel room.

Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

If you are in Andalucia as part of a tour with several major cities to visit, here are some links that may be of interest:

  • All you need to know about Granada, the Alhambra, the Albaicin neighbourhood before visiting Granada

  • If you are passing through the geographical centre of Andalusia, then you can visit Antequera, with the incredible natural site of El Torcal right next door.

Experiences to discover in the province of Malaga

Find more ideas for visits to authentic Andalusia: see the blog pages on Andalucia.

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