525th Moors & Christians in Mojacar

Mojacar is celebrating what it delicately calls “the 525th anniversary of the famous encounter between the Arabian and Andalucian cultures in Mojacar”. No doubt they don’t want to stir the Brits up over the whole Muslim thing. Anyhoooo. The annual Moors and Christians bash is being held between the 31st of May and the 2nd of June this year. Fiesta, party, ancient market, and, of course, the obligatory marches. All good fun. Full info and Continue reading 525th Moors & Christians in Mojacar

Junta to restore more watchtowers in Almeria

The Junta de Andalucia, never an organisation to let go of an idea thought to be popular, has decided to restore more watch towers in Almeria, this time in the city itself. The 6 towers to be restored -at a cost of €156.286, or less than they spent on the Torre del Pirulico in Mojacar- form part of the ancient Moorish walls of the fortress and are scattered about town, 2 in C/ Impresores, 2 Continue reading Junta to restore more watchtowers in Almeria

Torre del Pirulico to be restored

The Junta de Andalucia has announced that it is to spend 162 thousand euros restoring the ancient Torre de Pirulico, the famous ruined watchtower that stands guard over Macenas beach, and is inviting tenders for the contract. The tower is believed to have been constructed by the Moors between the 12th and 14th centuries and it was an important part of coastal defenses during the 15th and 16th centures as part of the network that Continue reading Torre del Pirulico to be restored