Centro de Interpretación Comarcal, Moclín
The venue for our courses sits right on the edge of the village of Moclín with stunning views over the landscape towards Alcala la Real.
The property was built in 1954 as a barracks for the Guardia Civil and in 2009 it was transformed into a rural lodging, event venue and small museum. The museum provides a fascinating overview of the rich history of the area, dating back to Neolithic times. There is a 40 sq meter Roman Mosaic floor, many artefacts from Iberian-Roman culture and examples of Nasrid ceramics.
For our courses, we have exclusive use of the venue. On the first floor, there are 5 large double/twin bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom/shower room. On the second floor there are 5 large suites: double bedrooms each with a mezzanine floor with 2 or 3 further single beds, and ensuite bathrooms. The accommodation is fully centrally heated for the winter months.
A lift provides access to all floors and there is a fully accessible bedroom on the first floor for wheelchair users.
Guests have use of a cosy sitting room, complete with wood burning stove for the cooler months. There is a fully-equipped catering kitchen and two large studio/workshop areas. Most of our courses will hold classes in these studios.
There is a roof terrace with far-reaching views over towards Alcala la Real - a great spot for early-morning yoga as the sun rises.
The property is surrounded by stunning countryside, and there are many superb hiking and walking routes. The valley has a number of Neolithic and Palaeolithic cave complexes - one of these caves has provided proof that there was habitation here 60,000 years BC.
The village of Moclín has occupied a strategically important position for thousands of years, and through our courses our guests will get to learn a few of the village’s secrets. There are 2 main bars in the village, as well as a chiringuito-style bar (beach bar) open during the summer. The village has a small supermarket, a pharmacy and a bakery.
Accommodation for our courses is on a full-board basis, with a buffet breakfast, lunch taken either at the venue or outside if your course tutor takes you out into the countryside, and a full evening meal prepared by our cook.
There is no swimming pool, but during the summer there will be plenty of opportunity to go to the beautiful Pantano de Colomera for some wild swimming.