A History And Guide To Mojacar

By: Chrischanning
If you are looking for a great place to take a quite, laid back vacation, in a warm sunny climate, then Mojacar is the place for you. The sandy beaches and simple charms are all protected to ensure that the city is not ruined by big business and corporations buying up the land. This makes it a great place for those who are looking for a traditional atmosphere, with real people, without the fake resort feel.

The city of Mojacar is located in the Spanish region of Almeria. As you travel towards the city you will be awed by the nearing white mountain, almost looking like it is covered in snow. This mountain is made white by the houses, which were all painted similarly and sit steadily together on the sides of the cliffs. These houses are pushed between the mountains of the Sierra Cabrera and the crystal clear water. All of these factors make it the most celebrated tourist attraction in the Southern corner of Spain.

The history of this beautiful city is very well kept by the inhabitants of the area. You will feel thankful to have known something about it before venturing into the area. The name Munsaqar was originally given the city by Arabs that inhabited the area while fighting off Christian armies. This fight lasted hundreds of years and has left several historical traces in the area.

A huge party, called a fiesta, is held annually to celebrate the struggle between the Arabian and the Christian armies. Enormous cigars are smoked as the people put on fantastic outfits and participate in mock battles with fake swords. This is all done to better remember the pain that must have taken place in the area so long ago, and throw a great party.

In memory of the Arabian-Christian struggle that took place in the area a huge fiesta is held every year. Mock battles fought with fake swords, fantastic outfits, and enormous cigars are all used to better remember the struggle that happened there, as well as throw a swell party.

The areas most infamous claims to fame are the notion that the legendary Walt Disney was born in Mojacar. The story says that Walt's birth mother was lived in the city. When Walt was born illegitimately she was so ashamed that she was forced to flee the area. She later found refuge in America. While in Chicago she put Walt up for adoption and he was taken in by Flora and Elias Disney. Due to the burning of all legal birth records in Mojacar during the Spanish Civil War none of these claims can be proved factual. The people will just have to continue to stick to their story on pure faith.

Restrictions have been put in place in several different fashions to ensure that Mojacar's beauty is not over taken by big buildings and big business. Hotels can reach no higher than four floors tall, and residential buildings can only reach up to two stories. The beach stretches to a length of seventeen kilometers. Only seven kilometers or that seventeen are developed what so ever. This leaves the remaining ten kilometers natural and not to be tampered with.

Mojacar is a wonderful, breathtaking place for those who wish to enjoy it. You will be planning a second trip as soon as you return home after witnessing the wonderful views, quaint wobbling streets, and gorgeous beaches. The wonderful tradition and great beauty shall not be spoiled any time soon.
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