Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

MOCLINEJO

Size of Municipality: 15 km2
Altitude: 432 m
Distance to Malaga: 20 km
Distance to coast: 11 km
Average sunshine per day: 8.00 hrs
Population: 1,200
Inhabitants: Moclinejenses

Moclinejo lies 20 kilometres from Malaga and 11 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de la Victoria, at an altitude of 432 metres. The village is located within the area of Axarquia, on the scenic Route of the Raisin, and has a population of 1,200. The villagers make unusual handicrafts which are sold locally.

Each September, Moclinejo celebrates a Fiesta of Wine and Folklore, honouring the farmers who for centuries have cultivated the grapes in the surrounding fields. From early in the morning locals and visitors gather in the town square to taste the products of the land including Muscatel grapes, raisins, ajoblanco (cold almond soup), gazpacho (cold tomato based soup) and, at midday, paella is served. Details of Moclinejo´s other annual festivals can be found at the fiestas link at the bottom of this page.

Moclinejo is of Moorish origin although renovation and new construction has taken place. The church of Santa Maria was built in the 16th century and has beautiful Moorish arches in the belltower and roof. On Good Friday the villagers perform a passion play which attracts visitors from all over the region.

With spectacular views over the Bay of Malaga, and proximity to the coast, Moclinejo is a sought-after village to live in.

The hamlet of El Valdes is within the municipality of Moclinejo.

Moclinejo Official Fiestas:
July 26th
August 24th
Popular Fiestas:
Easter week - Passion plays
Late April - Cattle Fair
Late July - Valdes Fair
Late August - Feria de El Valdes
Early September - Los Vineros Fiesta of Wine & Folklore

Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091
Town Council: 952 400 586
Council website: www.moclinejo.es

In-Site Links:
Areas & Towns Lake Vinuela FiestasLink to Town & Village Fiestas
Raisin Route Top
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