We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Sun trap

A great looking building but sadly under used for such a prominent location. The sun dial on it... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Penryn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Under utilised building

A major landmark in the area that dominates the plaza. It used to be the main centre for producing... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
via mobile
Read all 71 reviews
All photos (83)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Plaza Ingenio sn, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
Reviews (71)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sugar cane factory large building dry river bed old building sun trap the bus molasses ceramics el europe coffee honey waiter plaza valley beer history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

A great looking building but sadly under used for such a prominent location. The sun dial on it would be great with a little TLC. Worth a look but could be so much better.

Thank af935
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A major landmark in the area that dominates the plaza. It used to be the main centre for producing sugar cane molasses in Europe but now derelict apart from souvenir shops and a cafe that has moved from around the rear of the building. Stands...More

2  Thank 263stephenf
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The drive from Nerja was very quick and just as quickly we found ourselves looking out from above it all. The hillside perched homes are very close together and beautiful. The view from the square is fantastic.

1  Thank Abcdefxxx
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit though in January it is quieter than in high season. You can learn about the town, enjoy the stunning vista and have a coffee.

Thank T9369ACmichaelk
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Plaza is at the beginning of the old town with this large building set in front of the disused and derelict sugar mill - you can’t miss it as it’s about the only one not painted white! Not sure of the history (there’s an...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 11 January 2018

In the front of this previous molasses factory is a really good ceramics shop selling very good local ceramics. Verey wide selection and good value!

Thank jslater0973
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I came across this cafe by accident and was delighted. It was the first place I had come across that advertised it served decaf coffee!! There were tables outside to sit at and the waiter was most courteous. The cup had seen better days but...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This building stands out from the rest of the buildings in Frigiliana because it's not painted white. Apparently there's a lot of history behind it but I don't know enough to comment, however there a few hand crafts shops on the ground floor with lovely...More

1  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The bar on the terrace with one of the best views ever, we often stay here for a drink and a meal, read our books and write up some postcards. Good meals and good wine, see you soon and thanks for the local information.

Thank 930reubenj
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's a great shame that this old sugar cane factory couldn't be properly restored & made into a museum. Instead it houses a couple of trinket stores selling ceramics etc. The beautiful stone building is very photogenic, so much more could be made of this...More

Thank JTJD
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Hospederia el Caravansar
42 reviews
.24 km away
Apartamentos Rosamarina
60 reviews
.54 km away
Hotel Los Caracoles
172 reviews
3.37 km away
Apartamentos Verano Azul
81 reviews
4.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 70 nearby restaurants
Levi Angelo
87 reviews
.10 km away
El Boquetillo
327 reviews
.11 km away
129 reviews
.11 km away
The Garden Restaurant
769 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 24 nearby attractions
The Old Fountain
297 reviews
.46 km away
Church of San Antonio
200 reviews
.38 km away
Museo Arqueologico de Frigiliana
60 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Ingenio staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines