Moclinejo · Spain | Costa del Sol - Costa Blanca - Mallorca
In the interior of the Axarquía, just 25 kilometres from Malaga, and 451 metres above sea level, Moclinejo is known as the gateway to the Raisin Route
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The surroundings here are mainly olives, almonds trees and vines and thickets over the hardest slopes of the terrain.
The town offers a pretty picture when you look at it from the road which ascends from the coast and snakes near it. From some parts of the town you can see the coast through the corridor of the Benagalbón valley.
The most direct route there is by the main road, the autovía, observing the road signs once past the La Cala del Moral. The centre of the village, of Moorish origin, consists of one or two storey houses made of rubble and slate, which give the place quite a unique appearance.
On some of the facades you can still see small niches containing images of saints. As for the streets, although they are made of tarmac, they have kept to their original unruly and winding routes.
Moclinejo - Plaza de España
The Plaza de España is considered to be the most attractive part of Moclinejo and is the meeting place for local residents. It is a spacious open area with attractive paving, enclosed by the Town Hall, the back of the church and the village's most important buildings.
As far as the village's history is concerned, above all it is worth mentioning a tragic incident in this area that gave the name to the Hoya de los Muertos or the Cuesta de Matanza. In 1483, Mulay Hacen was dethroned in Granada and took refuge in the castle.
Natural surroundings: Moclinejo is surrounded by numerous gorges and steep inclines, as is the entire Malaga Mountains region.
The landscape is dry for most of the year, the streams filling with water only during the winter period. There are various routes one can take in the municipal area, the most interesting of which brings us to the southern end of the Piedrasblancas peak.
To get there, one must keep heading west to reach Totalán. Another way to get there would be to continue north, almost as far as the source of the Totalán stream, then go on up from here on a laneway to the venta Cárdenas, in front of the Santo Pítar, or down towards the Totalán stream.
With spectacular views over the Bay of Malaga, and proximity to the coast, Moclinejo is a sought-after village to live in.
Number of inhabitants: 1.100
Geographical situation: In the interior of the Axarquía, 25 kilometres from Malaga, at 451 metres above sea level.
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