The 12 Plaques
One of the major events in the history of Frigiliana occurred in 1569 with the final expulsion of the Moors from their last stronghold in the Axarquia.
The battle was fought on the hilltop of ‘El Fuerte’ and the history surrounding this event is told in a series of 12 ceramic plaques located throughout the village. The text is in the old Castilian language.
The texts were compiled from historical accounts of the battle for Frigiliana and give an idea of the struggle between the Moors and Christians in the municipality.
Setting off to find all twelve plaques is an interesting and fun exercise. All but one are pretty easily found, although you need to keep your eyes peeled down side streets and alleyways. Walk up calle Real from Plaza del Ingenio – ignoring the four plaques on the wall of El Ingenio as they relate to the sugar mill – to the first junction (by the fountain) and head right.