La Cuesta del Castillo leads us to Plaza del Castillo, the highest part of the town affording marvellous views of the sea. Originally the site of the old castle, of which nothing remains, it is now home to the Centro de Arte or arts Centre, which holds interesting art exhibitions.

Plaza Parterre beneath, which a Muslim cemetery has been discovered, is presided by the fortified church of Santa María. The church was built after the Christian reconquest of the city. Next to the church is the statue of La Mojaquera, holding typically Arab veil between her teeth.

Having passed through the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, with its centuries-old ancient tree brought from America, we arrive at the Puerta de la Ciudad or Puerta de la Almedina, gate, the only gate in the 16th Century town walls.

Adjacent to the Puerta de la Ciudad is the former 18th-Century Casa del Torreon, a toll house for collecting “gate taxes”. Outside is the Arrabal, or extramural quarter, which was probably home to Mojácar’s Jewish community.

The Fuente Mora fountain, also known as Fuente Pública, dates back to Moorish times. In the past, the town´s woman-folk used the water from its 12 spouts to do their laundry.

Leaving the attractions of the town aside, let us now turn towards the sea.