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Moclin is located in Granada Region , Andalucia

Moclín is a quiet and lovely town with a long History since the Prehistoric era. In addition to the architectural testimonies such as the Arab castle or the sanctuary of Cristo del Paño, it also offers various possibilities such as the Gollizno hiking route, the Atalayas route, and is well worth spending time surrounded by nature in an idyllic rural setting.

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Quick information of Moclín Andalucía:

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3884 residents

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Schools

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Granada 38km Jaén 77Km Antequera 90km

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130km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 1h 15min

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30km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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Bus and train service

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235km to Sevilla

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Moclín Andalucía Location

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Local Information

Moclín Granada Andalucia Coat of Arms

Ayuntamiento de Moclín

 Plaza de España, 1. 18247 Moclín (Granada). Telephone: 958-403-051 Email: info@ayuntamientodemoclin.com Web: http://www.ayuntamientodemoclin.com/

http://www.ayuntamientodemoclin.com/

 

Moclin Town views Andalucia Granada

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Moclín Information 

The first settlers of Moclín left traces of their lives in the rock paintings which are in the caves near to the Río Velillos, close to the town.

The name of Moclín came from the denomination of the Arabic-Hispanic word "Hisn Iqlim" or "castle of the district", one of the thirty-three territorial demarcations (or “iqlim”) in which the Arabs divided the Kingdom of Granada. Other sources suggest that it could derive from "Hisn al-Muklin" ("castle of the pupils"). Moclín was known by both names by the Muslims.

Moclin Town views Andalucia Granada


In June 1280, the Disaster of Moclín took place in the town. The Castilian troops, composed mainly by members of the Orden de Santiago, were defeated by the Muslim troops of the King of Granada. For almost two centuries Moclín was on the border between the Reino de Granada and the Reino de Jaén, belonging to the Corona de Castilla. There were fights between the two kingdoms but there were also some peaceful times when commercial exchanges happened between both cultures, though they would never exchange weapons, horses or silver.

The definitive conquest of the town of Moclín took place in July 1486. The Queen Isabel de Castilla and Fernando de Aragon, los Reyes Católicos, along with the Court of Castilla spent long periods in the castle of Moclín between 1486 and 1492, when the conquest of the city of Granada finally happened.

Moclin Castle Granada Andalucia

After that event, lots of people from the north of Spain came to the town to live here, mainly form Galicia and Asturias and the main economic resource was the agriculture, and many of the people of the town became salaried peasants.

 

Fiestas:

Moclin Romeria Cristo del Paño Granada Andalucia

Romería Cristo Del Paño (5th October): Each year, lots of people come to the town to honour Cristo del Paño, which is a picture of Christ with the cross on his way to the mount of Calvary. The canvas, of great size, is a recreation of a book that is preserved in El Escorial and was commissioned by the Italian painter of Felipe II for his personal oratory. The devotion to this picture seems to be due to a miracle that happened to one of the inhabitants of the town who was cured of the “enfermedad del paño” (Eye cataracts).  During four days, there are events in the town to celebrate this festivity and on the 5th of October, there is a procession of the Cristo del Paño.

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