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Moclinejo

Diputación de Málaga
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    The City Showroom with national and international projection, dedicated to the Segovia Lobillo's Foundation art work and local and national artists, promotes the Fast Painting Contest 'Los...

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    Moclinejo is surrounded by steep hillsides and rocky cliffs, as are all of the foothills that form part of the “Montes de Malaga”. The land is characteristically dry, barren and rocky....

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    The origin of the name is unclear. It appears in XV and XVI century chronicles as Moclinetum, Molinete, Moclinete, Mohinete or Molinillo. Some have wanted to link it to the Arab words “hins al...

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    According to some historians the name Moclinejo comes from the Arab word "Moclin", which means "lugar de distrito”. The town of Moclinejo was the scene of a an important...

Nestled between vineyards, olive groves and almond orchards, you will find Moclinejo, a town of Moorish origin with narrow streets and houses adapted to the steep terrain. Known as the Puerta de la Ruta de la Pasa ("Gateway to the Raisin Road"), the municipality produces delicious wines and high-quality olive oil.

This town in the Axarquía region is perfect to visit at any time of year, but September is a really special time: the Fiesta de Viñeros (the Winemakers" Fair""), celebrated in September, is one of the most attractive events in Moclinejo"s cultural calendar.

 

THINGS TO SEE IN MOCLINEJO

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To enjoy Moclinejo"s most interesting spaces, Plaza de España is an essential stop. You will also find the Centre for the Study of the Raisin and Muscatel Wine, responsible for promoting Moclinejo"s two most famous products.

Very nearby is the Antonio Muñoz Cabrera bodega, the perfect place to taste the local wines and learn about how they are produced. The bodega also houses a small museum, a pressing room and a room where the wine is made.

Another essential place to visit is the Casa Museo Axarquía, a museum which offers an accessible journey through the region"s history and culture. The museum"s collection includes nineteenth-century flooring and old agricultural tools, as well as sculptures and paintings by different local artists.

The church of Nuestra Señora de la Gracia is the town"s most important monument. The church, of sixteenth-century and reformed in the seventeenth century comprises two naves divided by semicircular arches. Highlights of the building"s exterior are the bell tower, the Moorish arcades and the church"s roof. The most striking feature inside the church is the curious modernist balustrade of the choir stalls.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Moclinejo
Town Hall
Plaza de España, 1, 29738 
952400586
952400505
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 14 km2
Altitude 432 m
Latitude 36º 46'
Length -4º 15'
Distance to Málaga City 27,5 km
Demographics
Population 1204
Men 628
Women 576
Nationality Moclinejenses