The most outstanding building within the centre of the village is the Iglesia parroquial Nuestra Señora de Gracia, which was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The bell tower is worthy of...
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...
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...
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
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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