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A picturesque village 10 minutes inland from Salobreña, Molvizar is still a relatively small, predominantly Spanish village. Winding streets of white houses curl up the mountain, leading through the town's one way system to the church and Ayuntamiento at the centre. Presiding over the town the imposing 18th Century church � la iglesia de Santa Ana � and town hall form the central square of the village. Santa Ana, Molivizar's patron saint is particularly popular as the celebration of her saint's day on July 26th has given rise to a 5 day long party in the village! This usually takes place between 23rd and 28th of July each year, with a re-enactment of the battles between Moors and Christians, a fair and plenty of food and drink.
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In addition to the village itself, villas and cortijos pepper the surrounding hills commanding views across the town to Salobreña and the Mediterranean. Although just 9 kilometres from the coast, Molvizar's cooking is much more typical of inland Spain. A soup made from almonds is particularly popular, often cooked with almonds from the trees on the slopes near the town. Tropical fruit, goats cheese and black pudding are also common along with local wines, the majority of which are consumed with great enjoyment by Molvizar's residents!

Like much of the Costa Tropical region Molvizar has a long history and was already established in 1238 when, during the reign of the Nazrid princes 'Molbicar' was included in a census as a district of Salobreña. In 1810 during the War of Independence with the French, the hills surrounding Molvizar housed many of the local resistance who opposed Napoleon's installation of his brother, Jose I onto the Spanish throne. In recent years the town has prospered due to the wealth brought by the region's agriculture and the arrival of tourism.

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