Moclinejo can be approached either up the hill from Benagalbón, or down the hill from Almáchar. Either way will take you about 10 minutes in the car and the drive back down towards the motorway although winding is worth the effort for the spectacular views of the coast. Fittingly, the hills are usually a lovely shade of green as the vines fan out to produce the grapes that make this area part of the Raisin Route of the Axarquía.

The village was most probably built by the moors as there is no evidence of it having existed before their arrival. It is documented that in 1482 they attacked the Christian troops of the captain general of Antequera, Don Pedro Enríquez, who on finding the village apparently deserted, set fire to it. The Muslims who were hiding in the castle on seeing what was happening threw rocks and tree trunks at the Christians killing many of them. The ravine in the area is known to this day as Hoya de los Muertos or Pit of the Dead!

The Moclinejo of today is entered by driving through a very impressive stone wall with arches and a small fairytale tower. As you drive further down the hill you come to a parking area and a children´s playground. I chose to drive on through the village and the streets became narrower and narrower, villagers taking their daily constitutional were flattened to the walls of their houses as I continued my climb up towards the 16th century Santa Maria church which towered above the street. Parking my car at the top of the hill I jumped out to take a photo of this imposing building with its Moorish arches in the bell tower and roof. Then I ran down to the main square the Plaza de España to take more photos. During summertime the square is covered by an awning to bring much needed shade to this large open area, but on a winters evening with the sun already gone down behind the mountain no such protection was needed and only one person was bravely sitting outside enjoying a beer, the rest were warm and snug inside the bar!

Earlier on in the year during September the village celebrates its Fiesta of Wine and Folklore which honour´s the farmers who have cultivated the grapes on the surrounding hills for centuries. You can sample the many local culinary delights such as the Muscatel grapes themselves or raisins, ajoblanco (the cold garlic and almond soup) and paella which is served at lunchtime-

To drive back down to the autovia you go past the entrance to the Hamlet of El Valdes, a mini Moclinejo also worth a visit if only to see the amazing Casa Museo Axarquia, an amazingly decorated building sitting resplendent in the heart of this white washed village, a testament to its owner Antonio Montañez who reformed this impressive 300m2 property, spread over 5 floors, in just one year. Known as the Axarquia Gaudi it begs to be seen so do visit it in Calle Ermita, El Valdes. It is currently open to the public on the first Saturday of each month at 10am until 2pm.

Properties for sale in Moclinejo, Spain

Found: 6 Properties

    783056 AC035 view shortlist (0)
    Building Plot : Moclinejo

    480,000 €

    Plot of 1.659 m2 in the village of Moclinejo. Possibility of building 27 flats of up to 4 bedrooms with storage room and parking. Unconsolidated urban

    • Reference: AC035
    • Bedrooms: 0
    • Built size: 0 m²
    • Plot size: 1659 m²
    532672 AS2334 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Moclinejo

    220,000 €

    Large 4 bedroom house situated at the top of the village with a large garage and roof terrace affording fabulous views over the village, surrounding mountains

    • Reference: AS2334
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 222 m²
    • Plot size: 147 m²
    787600 AC051 view shortlist (0)
    Country Home : Moclinejo

    179,000 €

    Country house in the heart of Axarquia with views of the whole bay of Malaga. It is distributed in a large living room, three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen

    • Reference: AC051
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 107 m²
    • Plot size: 1370 m²
    771594 AA062 view shortlist (0)
    Village/town house : Moclinejo

    139,000 €

    Village house in the hamlet near Moclinejo with panorama country and mountain views from the terrace. On entrance level you have a large, sunny front terrace

    • Reference: AA062
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 141 m²
    • Plot size: 263 m²
    752074 AA022 view shortlist (0)
    Under Construction : Moclinejo

    110,000 €

    Habitable project to finish with amazing sea and mountain views close to moclinejo village, just 15 minutes drive to the coast. The finished house is

    • Reference: AA022
    • Bedrooms: 1
    • Built size: 120 m²
    • Plot size: 3500 m²
    542019 AS2375 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Moclinejo

    68,000 €

    Hideaway townhouse situated in the heart of this lovely village. The property comprises living room, bedroom 1, bathroom and kitchen on the ground floor

    • Reference: AS2375
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Built size: 75 m²
    • Plot size: 54 m²
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