Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, the stunning, white village of Mojácar is not navigable by car, it is necessary to enjoy the enchantment of its medieval Arab architecture on foot. From the Castle, the highest point of the town, the views are spectacular. From the 16th century church of Santa María, stone stairs descend to the Plaza del Parterre, the old Arab cemetery, calle Enmedio, which roughly follows the line of the original city walls, and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with its centuries-old tree, brought from the Americas by an emigrant. The old city gate with its half-point arch and arms, dates from 1574. Next to the arch, the Casa del Torreon, now a guesthouse, was the original tax collection building for merchants entering and leaving the city.