Moclín

Moclín
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Moclí­n is a small village located on a steep slope overlooked by the outline of its Moorish castle, listed as a National Monument, with a front wall where the Church of the Santo Cristo del Paño can be found.

The monumental wealth of this village is complemented by the scenic beauty of the background. It is one of those villages in the Poniente Granadino (west side of Granada), which is becoming a tourist attraction due to the characteristics of the area.

History

Its name derives from the Arab Hisn Moclí­n, meaning "castle of the District" and Nasrids called it "shield of Granada". In the last decades under Muslim rule, it was a border region between the kingdom of Granada and the Christian territory of Jaén. An important fortress was built to watch and patrol the frontier.

It was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1486, after Loja was taken. It became one of the Seven Villages forced to supply Granada.

Moclín
Town
Province of Granada
Moclín
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Moclín
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
33
Altitude above sea level (m)
1065
Extension (Km 2 )
113
No. of Inhabitants
4319
Demonym
Moclineños
Postal Code
18247
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