Viewpoint in Mojácar

Mirador del Castillo

Perched on the highest point in town – originally the site of a castle – this hilltop mirador (viewpoint) looks down to the sea and over a hazy brown-green landscape studded with white buildings and stark...

Fountain in Mojácar

Fuente Pública

Hidden near the foot of the hilltop pueblo, this historic fountain is a village landmark. Locals and visitors come to fill containers with the water that pours out of 13 spouts into marble troughs and tinkles...

House in Mojácar

Casa La Canana

Beautifully maintained and thoughtfully interpreted by the owners (who live upstairs), this house-museum re-creates a well-to-do villager's dwelling from the first half of the 20th century. Much of the interior...

Church in Mojácar

Iglesia de Santa María

The fortress-style Iglesia de Santa María dates from 1560 and may have once been a mosque. Inside, its restrained white interior features a modern 1960s altar mural.

Tower in Mojácar

Castillo de Macenas

An 18th-century watchtower 2.5km south of the end of the main Mojácar beach. You can't enter it but it's free to view from the outside. From the tower a dirt track runs down the coast to a second defensive tower,...

Tower in Mojácar

Torre Pirulico

A coastal watchtower dating to Nasrid times in the 13th century; you can climb to the top. It's 1.3km south of the Castillo de Macenas.

Gate in Mojácar

Puerta de la Ciudad

A white arch spanning a small lane in the hilltop centre, the old city gate was built in the 16th century on the site of an earlier Moorish gate.