Mojacar Pueblo - the village
Its History, culture and heritage...
This enchanting slope pueblo, with its scramble of slender cobbled boulevards, both draws in and charms guests throughout the entire year.
Populated since the Bronze Age, around 2000 BC, and thusly by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans, it was the North African Moors, who, in the wake of setting up themselves in Spain in the mid eighth century, left their enduring imprint on Mojacar long after the Christain victory of the district toward the finish of the fifteenth century.
Right up 'til today the engineering stays consistent with its Moorish predecessors with many homes and structures highlighting this unmistakable Moroccan style.
From the sixteenth century, up to the finish of the eighteenth century, the Christians invested quite a bit of their energy shielding the coastline against the North African privateers, however even after the vanishing of the marauders, life for the occupants of Mojacar still had many battles in store.
In the nineteenth and twentieth hundreds of years the town saw periods tormented with war, dry spell and malady, despite the fact that amid the first of these hundreds of years Mojacar passed through a prosperous blast period when silver was found and mined in the Almagrera mountains toward the north of Mojacar.
After the conclusion of the mines, toward the start of the twentieth century, the town numbers lessened definitely with many emigrating to either Argentina or America.
As indicated by legend one of these displaced people, Jose Guirado Zamora, conceived in Mojacar in 1901 went ahead to wind up distinctly the universally regarded film maker known as Walt Disney, however there is much hypothesis in the matter of whether this story is truth or fiction.
The common war and post war periods dove Mojacar into further sorrow, and as of late as the 1960s Mojacar still had no running water, power or phone lines.
It was around this time things began to pivot for Mojacar, an eager leader, Mr Jacinto, started offering free plots of land to individuals who might reestablish the demolished houses.
He gave help and consolation to new pilgrims respecting a wide range of educated people, specialists, writers and bohemians who were enchanted by Mojacars novel area, light and shorelines.
Town houses were remodeled and whitewashed, with beautifications and upgrades staying faithful to the past.
By virtue of the now developing prominence of the town building works advanced to the development of new private improvements and inns close by the shorelines, and accordingly the resort of Mojacar Playa was conceived.
The Indalo Man charm, a stick figure with a curve over his head, seen on gems, key dandies, shirts, and adorning the facing of numerous neighborhood organizations and homes, is perceived as the town good fortunes image and also the received seal of Almeria territory.
It was likewise the badge utilized by the Indaliano Movement of Mediterranean Art, situated in Mojacar and established by the Almerian painter Jesus de Perceval in the 1940s. Its legacy has connections to the ancient painted buckle markings of Cueva de los Letreros in the Sierra Maria common stop in the north of the region.
The Beach Resorts of Mojacar Playa
- Playa Marina de la Torre
- Playa de la Rumina
- Playa del Palmeral
- Playa del Descargador
- Playa de la Piedra Villazar
- Playa Vista de Los Angeles
- Playa el Cantal
- Playa del Lance Nuevo
- Playa Cueva del Lobo
- Playa de las Ventanicas
- Playa de la Venta del Bancal