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The village of El Mojón in Lanzarote

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El Mojón is a village in decline which has more than thirty houses and a hundred people; Most young people have left the village to work in the tourist resorts of Lanzarote. The village - which was founded by Moorish slaves in the early seventeenth century - had specialized in handcrafted ceramics. The few passing tourists are especially attracted to the lovely Chapel of St. Sebastian.

El Mojón is part of the municipality of Teguise.

EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The place name “el mojón” means “milestone”.

SituationSituation

The village of El Mojon in Lanzarote. The Chapel of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of El Mojón is located away from the large LZ-10 road from Teguise to Haría and north of the island. Since Teguise you have to take the LZ-404 road and after Teseguite, then turn left on the LZ-406 road to El Mojón and Guatiza. From the north of the island, turn left after the village of Los Valles.

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ChapelSt. Sebastian chapel (Ermita de San Sebastián)
The Chapel of St. Sebastian is building a small but charming, with a single nave with a gabled roof. As the village, the chapel was built in the seventeenth century.
The village of El Mojon in Lanzarote. The Chapel of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of El Mojon in Lanzarote. The Chapel of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of El Mojon in Lanzarote. The Chapel of St. Sebastian. Click to enlarge the image.
PotteryThe pottery of El Mojón (Alfarería de El Mojón)
The village of El Mojon Lanzarote. Novios El Mojon (author Milartino). Click to enlarge the image.El Mojón is the center of traditional pottery of Lanzarote; pottery of El Mojón is a fusion of indigenous techniques and forms and techniques typical of North African pottery, made ​​by Moorish slaves who founded the village. At the end of the twentieth century, this expertise has been backed by some potters whose production is now mainly for decoration, with floral and geometric patterns.

The emblem of pottery statuettes of the village is a couple named “Los Novios de El Mojón” (The Betrothed of El Mojón) meant to symbolize fertility in Aboriginal tradition, with very apparent sexual organs.

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