Turre

The town of Turre, with its whitewashed houses and flat roofs, is of Muslim origin and stands on a hill surrounded by fertile land, only 5km inland from Mojacar. Two architecturally interesting buildings in the village are the Hermitage of San Francisco from the 16th Century and the Parish Church de la Purisima Concepcion, built between 1861 and 1887.

Much of the municipality of Turre is in the Sierra Cabrera, a remarkably beautiful mountain range. The mountains here are excellent for rock climbing or for the more sedate there are many pleasant walks and the preserved remains of the old villages of Teresa and Cabrera to visit. The later has recently been transformed into a modern urbanisation with good sporting and equestrian facilities. This residential development has quite an oriental feel to it. At the foot of the Sierra Cabrera is the tourist development of the Cortijo Grande urbanisation, which has its own golf course.

The town has many shops, bars and restaurants with most restaurants serving the local cuisine and best known are its strong flavoured stews, Jamon’s and local olive oils. All are well frequented throughout the year as the town has a large residential population as well as being popular with holidaymakers.

There is a weekly market from 9-2pm every Friday selling high quality local produce. Local activities are rock climbing, walking, and horse riding. The famous Cortijo Grand golf course and resort is no more than 5 minutes away. There are many historical building within the centre of Turre which are well worth a visit.

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