El Mojón

El Mojón is a small town belonging to the municipality of Teguise, in the north of the island of Lanzarote. It only has around one hundred inhabitants and is a charming little spot with around thirty homes.

The town is said to have been founded at the start of the 17th Century. That is from when the first records of its existence are, and these all coincide with the date of its iconic chapel, dedicated to San Sebastián.

El Mojón enjoyed the height of its power in the 19th Century, when it had up to forty camels, which was a sign of wealth and power.

It was well-known for its handmade ceramics, traditional to Lanzarote, which keep the to the style of the indigenous people who lived here, no wheel is used, just highly skilled techniques. It was also very famous for its El Mojón cheese, which was cured in red clay.

Where is El Mojón?

El Mojón is around fifteen minutes by car from the town of Teguise, to which it belongs. It is around 8km east.

This town is in the central-north of the island, close to Barranco de las Piletas.

What to see in El Mojón

The beautiful chapel of San Sebastián from the 16th Century, is El Mojón’s best tourist attraction. It is a small but beautiful structure with just one nave and a gable roof, it has a completely white facade with the exception of the arch over the main door.

The best food in El Mojón

El Mojón traditionally grows local produce from Lanzarote, such as onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and more. So we recommend trying the local food.

Shopping in El Mojón

The ceramics from El Mojón are famous all over the island, with the most well-known being “Los Novios de El Mojón”, a couple that symbolizes fertility in the indigenous tradition, it catches the eye due to the overt sexual organs that are on display.

 

 

 

Climate in El Mojón

The best time to visit El Mojón is between May and December, when the climate is very pleasant and there is very little rainfall. It is a generally dry climate.

In El Mojón, the average high is 23ºC in August and 18ºC in February.

Local fiestas in El Mojón

In El Mojón the fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora del Rosario are the most popular, these are celebrated on 7th October. There is also the fiesta for San Sebastián, which is held on 20th January.

How to get to El Mojón

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