A little island with a lot of history - Isla del Fraile or Friar’s Island
Inhabited by Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, the Isla del Fraile or Friar’s Island.
So called because it is shaped like a Franciscan monk’s hood.
The island lies just two miles from Águilas (Murcia Region – Southwest Spain) in the Bahía del Hornillo and has a long and interesting history.
The island is surrounded by Roman wall from the 4th century and also has ruins from the early 20th century. Archaeologists have found 4th century amphorae and plates and a type of pottery known as “Sigillata Gris”. In ancient times it was also a producer of Garum.
Now it is home to one of the largest colonies of seagulls in the Mediterranean.
It is very nice, isn’t it?