Moclin in Granada is a quiet and lovely town with a long history since the prehistoric era. In addition to the architectural testimonies such as the Arab castle or the sanctuary of Cristo del Pano. Moclin also offers various possibilities such as the Gollizno hiking route, the Atalayas route, and is well worth spending time surrounded by nature in an idyllic rural setting.
Ayuntamiento de Moclin
Plaza de Espana, 1, 18247 Moclin (Granada)
|Health Clinic||Bars, shops, restaurants||Schools||Municipal pool||Beach
|Golf nearby||Granada 38km
|Bus and train
The first settlers of Moclin in Granada left traces of their lives in the rock paintings which are in the caves near to the Rio Velillos, close to the town.
The name of Moclin came from the denomination of the Arabic-Hispanic word ‘Hisn Iqlim’ or ‘castle of the district’, one of the thirty-three territorial demarcations (or “iqlim”) in which the Arabs divided the Kingdom of Granada.
- Romeria Cristo Del Pano (5th October) – Each year, lots of people come to the town to honour Cristo del Pano, which is a picture of Christ with the cross on his way to the mount of Calvary. The canvas, of great size, is a recreation of a book that is preserved in El Escorial and was commissioned by the Italian painter of Felipe II for his personal oratory. The devotion to this picture seems to be due to a miracle that happened to one of the inhabitants of the town who was cured of the “enfermedad del pano” (Eye cataracts). During four days, there are events in the town to celebrate this festivity and on the 5th of October, there is a procession of the Cristo del Pano.