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The old location of the town was on a hill near the sea, called Mojácar la Vieja. For some historians this was the old Iberian town of Meschech or Mastia and it welcomed Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans.
The new town was called Murgis-Akras, "Murgis on the heights', later called Mucacra, Mosaqar and Moxacar. It was on the border between two Roman provinces, Betica and Tarraconense.
In the first years of the VIII century, it belonged to the province of Tudmir. During the Caliphate of Cordoba it remained loyal to the authorities of the Caliphate and when this was dismembered it was conquered by the sultan from Seville, Al-Mutamid. During the nazari period it was also on the border between the Kingdoms of Granada and Murcia.
Apparently on 10 June 1488, the Catholic Kings, who were in Vera, sent Captain Garcilaso de la Vega to talk to Alabez, the governor of Mosaqar, who made the Captain see that he was as much from this land as anybody and that instead of treating him as an enemy he would treat him as a brother and he asked to be permitted to continue working the land. His petition was accepted and Moors and Christians carried on living side by side.
With the Moorish revolts of 1568-1570, the rebels proposed to the future Marquis of Torrealta that he would be made king if he joined in the rebellion, which he rejected. The Moors were not expelled from Mojacar.
Between the XVI and XIX centuries, Mojácar was surrounded by a wall and it still preserves the only door that the wall had.
The symbol of the town, the Indalo (a figure of a man), was taken from one of the figures of the “Cueva de los Letreros” (Cave of Signs) in Velez-Blanco. It has become the symbol for the whole province of Almeria.
From the 60s onwards, it became a tourist destination for musicians, painters and other artists which increased its possibilities as a tourist resort. In spite of speculation and damage to the landscape, it has managed to preserve the authentic flavour of an Arabic town perfectly linked to its surroundings.

Monuments in Mojácar:
“Santa María” Church, 16th and 17th century. .Renaissance style. Temple- fortress.

“Nuestra Señora de los Dolores” Church, 18th and 19th century. Neoclassic style.

Gate of the City, 15th century.
The city was walled since the 15th century and that is the only part preserved nowadays.

Moorish Fountain, 19th 20th century.

Castle of  Macenas, 18th century. Built on the coastline.

Castle of Mojácar, 15th century.
Defense tower.

Remains of the old arab city-walls.

Archaeological sites:

Archaeological site of Belmonte.

Peñón Watchtower, 13th-15th century, also known as "Torre Pirulico".

Archaeological Remains.
Found on Cerro Cuartillas, Caldero, Cabezo de la Mata, Llano Manzano, Roja de Ortega, Cabecico de Aguilar and Loma Belmonte.


Town according to moorish town planning.
Jewish Quarter.
Luciana Arch.
Ancient public Washing place.



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Here we suggest a Route to get to know the town of Mojácar:
We start in the Placeta Nueva, cross the narrow street under the arch and get in the Correo street, go down to the Puerta del Lugar, which comes out into “Placeta del Caño” .
The Placeta del Caño, used to be the “zoco” of the city, and was one of the liveliest places in town. Passing through the “Lugar” Arch, we will be walking on a very steep street, and at the end , we will get to the “Rincon del Torreón”, also known as "Rincón de Don Ginés". It is said that this tower used to be the housing of the Moorish Caíd.

Following the houses next to the Torreón we get in the Arrabal. It catches the eye the houses built “on the edge” in the Trancos street. "La María" was a well-known woman in the neighbourhood who cleaned herrings. She first wrapped them in a  rag paper and then squashed them between  the door and the frame.
We walk down the Morote street , and at the end, next to the old Cemetery, we find a natural amphitheater. If we go to the “stage” of this nature wonder, we will feel like being at the walls of a city that disappeared.
We will walk back to the Arbollón, and when we get to the Placeta de Ruiz, we should stop and take a rest to admire the supreme white of this square, where time seems to come to a halt. One of the corners of the square is a beveled edge, and there is a nice and true story explaining this. Once, in the procession of the patron saint, San Agustín, whose throne was just new, they found out that the new throne was far too big for the narrow streets of Mojácar; and the throne got stuck in the Placeta Ruiz. The parishioners decided better to cut the house than the throne, so the patron saint wouldn't be offended.
Turning left, we climb to the Arbollón and la Esquinica, where they said that women were the prettiest, and next to it is the Luciana street that ends in an Arch, where the legend says it was the Palace of Lucinda, a beautiful moorish woman in love with Roque, a young christian.
Going back to Plaza Nueva (where we started) through the Calle de la Iglesia, we will visit the “Santa María” Church, a temple-fortress from the 16th century, built on a mosque using the stone of the city walls.

To conclude our route, you should visit the Fountain, an ancient public washing place, and don't forget to read the inscription on it.





Mojácar has 17 Km. of coast. In their majority they are beaches, of very varied physiognomy.

Two tipologias of beaches exists, the not very deep ones, of little difference or slope in the accesses to the sea, and those that have a deeper profile with a bigger difference.

These differences come marked by the seasonal changes and of tides.

The natural dynamics of the beaches, in the areas where protection artificial, favorable beaches of deeper differences and certain concentrations of sandy funds don't exist in the internal areas far from the breakwater. The currents form, consequently, cords of sand and cobble, in the external areas.

The protectors (espigones) they propitiate the accumulations of sand in this beaches.
Likewise, although our geographical location doesn't propitiate strong winds, the alternation of the same ones, impacting in the tides, it generates sandy haulages that make modify the profiles of the beach.

He granulates sandy it is of half size.

It is necessary to highlight that Mojácar, offers a quality of the bathroom waters, classified as excellent, and proven bimonthly through the official analyses made by the consejería of environment of the Meeting of Andalusia.

The total absence of having poured to the sea is one of the biggest guarantees in this excellent quality.

They exist in the term municipal variety of beaches, also, as for the equipment and localization. The most accessible and near to the urban nuclei have infrastructure thought for all the publics, and they are endowed with all the necessary services.

The far away, and of structure of volcanic rock, they constitute natural creeks, without equipment. In these the practice of the naturism is allowed.

Several beaches of Mojácar, are annually award-winning with the blue flag of the European economic community, it constitutes it a guarantee of quality of the bathroom waters, security, services and facilities, as well as education and environmental administration