Torre Alháquime

Torre Alháquime

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Tourist zone: Sierra de Cádiz/Pueblos Blancos

Distance from the capital (km): 145

Altitude above sea level (m): 495

Area (Km2): 17.36

Nº of inhabitants: 809

Name for people: Torreños

Postal code: 11691

Web: www.torrealhaquime.es

Description

As its name indicates, Torre Alháquime (the Tower of Alfaquín) dates back to the Muslin occupation, and was a key piece of  the frontier between the Kingdom of Granada and the Castilian Kingdom. From the Nazarí Period, it retains remains of the walls of its medieval fortress, which circle the old quarter, as well as the Town Archway. The town’s main monuments can be  found in its maze of streets: the Nuestra Señora de la Antigua Parish Church and the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, situated in  an emblematic square known by the name of “El Santo”. This Historical Site also offers motoring aficionados two very  popular events: the Subida a los Remedios car rally and an Enduro competition.

Legendary Bandits

The history of the village of Torre Alháquime is linked to the phenomenon of “bandolerismo” (bandits or highwaymen), as there were many outlaws who wandered this land raiding and carrying out their exploits. A son of the legendary José María El Tempranillo was even born in the village. Visitors can stroll through these lands and enjoy its rivers and farmhouses, and run the risk of really being kidnapped by bandits.

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Interesting web pages with more information on this place:

http://www.torrealhaquime.es/
Official Web of Torre Alháquime
http://www.sierradecadiz.com/
Web of information of the Sierra de Cádiz

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