Moclinejo

Moclinejo
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Moclinejo is located on a ridge of Piedras Blancas hill, in a typical lanscape of La Axarquía, fully stocked with olives, almonds and vineyards.

As a place of interest, there is an area called "Olla de los Muertos", where there was a defeat of the troops of "El Adelantado" of Antequera, in his attempt to conquer these lands.

History

No documentation is available regarding the possible existence of settlements in the area.

During Muslim rule, Almáchar, El Borge, Cútar and Moclinejo formed a group known as "The Four Villas", which enjoyed the protection of the Castle of Comares.

Between the municipal area of Moclinejo and those of El Borge and Totalan was the scene of one of the most important events of the 15th century in the long struggle between the Christians and the Moslems which preceded the disappearance of the Nazari kingdom of Granada. In 1483, on the orders of the governor of Andalusia Don Pedro Enriquez, a plan was drawn up in Antequera to capture Malaga via the Axarquia region, in response to the systematic sackings carried out by Muley Hacen, father of Boabdil, who was based in the aforementioned city. Seeing the arrival of the Castilian troops who, led by the Marquis of Cadiz, were laying waste to the countryside, the inhabitants of Moclinejo left their fortress and attacked them from higher ground, inflicting heavy casualties on the Christian army. This part of Moclinejo is still known as "Hoya de los Muertos" ("Valley of the Dead "), while another nearby spot is called "Cuesta de la Matanza" ("Slaughter Hill").

One of the most serious setbacks suffered by the inhabitants of this village in more recent times was the 1875 phylloxera-induced plague which started on La Indiana Farm in the municipal area of Moclinejo. In next to no time, the economy of the whole region, based primarily on vine cultivation, was ruined.

Moclinejo
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Moclinejo
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Moclinejo
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Distance to the capital (km)
24
Altitude above sea level (m)
447
Extension (Km 2 )
15
No. of Inhabitants
1256
Demonym
Moclinejenses
Postal Code
29738
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