Turre

  • Inland
  • The small village 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 private airfield and golf course.

    Turre has a variety of shops, and there are numerous, excellent Spanish owned restaurants and bars that are reasonably priced.  The Friday market is well worth a visit.