Moguer is a Spanish city in the province of Huelva, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. On 1 January 2013 there lived 21,209 inhabitants. The city has an area of 204 km ² and a population density of 104 inhabitants. / Km ². The location is situated 51 m above sea level and 19 kilometers from the provincial capital of Huelva and 80 km from Seville.

Moguer is the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez.


The Arabic Mogauar or moquer was conquered in 1240 by the Order of Santiago and initially placed under its jurisdiction. Later, the place was Niebla dependent.

In the 14th century it developed into a small town. The Almohad castle is extended and applied the Monastery of Santa Clara. End of the 15th century was here the caravel " La Niña " launched from the dock and some residents of the city took part in Columbus's voyages of discovery.

1642 received Moguer of Philip IV, the city rights.

At the Lisbon earthquake in 1755 also here most of the houses were destroyed. Only parts of the castle and the convent of Santa Clara remained

In the 19th century Moguer lost the competition for the title of the provincial capital.

Here the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez was born on December 24, 1881, who received the 1956 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most famous work is " Platero and I ".

In the 20th century the vineyards suffered an economic decline due to phylloxera. Only in the 1970s, the economic situation stabilized again after strawberry plantations were established. Today the city is the main producer of strawberries in Spain.

1993 Pope John Paul II during his trip to Spain, the city Moguer.


  • Convento de Santa Clara: the monastery was founded in 1337.
  • Parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Granada: from the 18th century, after the earthquake of Lisbon in place of its predecessor - erected - a church in the Mudejar style in the 14th century.
  • City Hall from the second half of the 18th century.
  • Convento de San Francisco: the monastery was started at the end of the 15th century and was completed in the 70 years of the 16th century. Altarpiece from the 18th century.
  • Castle: built by the Almohad and restored in the 14th century and expanded.
  • Birthplace of Juan Ramón Jiménez.