The building dates back to the late XVII Century and was originally a manor house for the Manrique de Lara family, Lords of Frigiliana from 1508.

El Ingenio, Frigiliana

Built in the Renaissance style, it actually uses a lot of surplus materials lying around at the time, such as bits from the ruins of the Arab castle on the hill. Early recycling I suppose.

There are two niches in the facade, consecrated in the names of San Raimundo and the Virgen del Carmen.

It became a sugar mill along the way and is now the only active cane honey factory in Europe and still using many of the traditional methods of manufacture.

El Ingenio, Frigiliana

You can’t miss the building, it’s quite dominating and if arriving in Frigiliana by bus then you are right underneath it.

El Ingenio, Frigiliana

 

At the front of El Ingenio, part of the building, are some very good little ceramics shops.

Ceramics, Frigiliana