MOJACAR TOWN AND BEACH
The village and beach front.
We give you free time in the morning to explore the magnificent village and in the afternoon you can relax in one of the many beach front restaurants.
The enthralling hillside pueblo, with its jumble of narrow cobbled streets, both attracts and charms visitors all year round.
Populated since the Bronze Age, around 2000 BC, and subsequently by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans, it was the North African Moors, who, after establishing themselves in Spain in the early 8th century, left their lasting mark on Mojacar long after the Christain conquest of the region at the end of the 15th century.
To this day the architecture remains true to its Moorish ancestors with many homes and buildings featuring this unmistakable Moroccan style.
From the 16th century, up to the end of the 18th century, the Christians spent much of their time defending the coastline against the North African pirates, though even after the disappearance of the buccaneers, life for the inhabitants of Mojacar still had many struggles in store.
The civil war and post war periods plunged Mojacar into depression, and as recently as the 1960s Mojacar still had no running water, electricity or telephone lines.
It was around this time that things started to turn around for Mojacar, an enthusiastic mayor began offering free plots of land to people who would restore the ruined houses.
He provided assistance and encouragement for new settlers welcoming all kinds of intellectuals, artists, journalists and bohemians who were enthralled by Mojacars unique location, light and beaches.
Village houses were renovated and whitewashed, with beautifications and improvements remaining loyal to the past.
On account of the now growing popularity of the village building works progressed to the construction of new residential developments and hotels along side the beaches, and thus the resort of Mojacar Playa was born.
ℹ️🙋🏼 ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
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