In the present day, when the depopulation of large areas of the inside It is standard, the fact that a town of just over 300 inhabitants and far from the coast, as it is Terquecan be turned into tourist draw within a province is good news. And if the basis of your success also lies in a endearing & original proposalwe're definitely in luck. So, why don't you dedicate tourist visit for one day?
Where Terque is located
And that's because Terque well-deserved. We're talking about a picturesque town that is found 27 km from right at the eastern beginning of Sierra Nevada (don't worry about how to get there that at the end of this post you will find a map).
What to see in Terque
In this charming village, the nostalgia of past bonanzas, reflected in its elegant bourgeois architecturehas given way to a strong commitment to the cultural tourism like revitalizing vehicle. This bet translates into 5 museums that, arising from the particular initiative from the same municipality, keep alive our most recent memory (the more you surpass 40, the more intense the return to the past will be!)
For the more than modest price of £3 you can meet all the museums by means of a guided tour of a couple of hours, starting the tour in the Ethnographic Museuma delicious experience that brings us closer to the trades and domestic The school is located in the old town, where the grocery store, the tobacco shop, the kitchen and the school are recreated, among others. Afterwards we will go to the Manuel Galiana Theatrewhich it welcomes:
- The Provincial Museum of the Grape of El BarcoThe first one was dedicated to what was the main economic activity of the province of for decades (up to India & Brazil they ate the Almeria table grape!)
- The Museum of «The Modernist", a faithful recreation of an old fabric and textile shop opened in the nearby Alhabia in 1903.
The next stop is the Museum of Popular WritingThis is an obligatory visit, especially for the youngest ones, where they can see how ideas and feelings have always been shaped by hand. Finally, we will have to climb up to the St. Joseph's CaveThe museum is an original conference and temporary exhibition room located in one of the many artificial cavities that house the Cerro de la Cruzwhich is crowned by a lookout point where the Hermitage of the same name.
Where to eat in Terque
But museums aren't the only thing to see in Terquebecause after the a You can walk around the village and get to know some of its attractions (church, public washing place, Horse House...) until your stomach, quite naturally, rebels against you. Then you will have to choose where to eatin Terque based on tapas (there are two bars), or in the nearby AlhabiaThis solution is advisable in the case that the intestinal rebellion leads to a general revolution.
What to see in the afternoon
In the afternoon it would be time to visit the nearby Los Millares Archaeological Site (by car), or to continue in Terque and give a mountainous touch to the excursion (wear shoes from hiking) and go up to the historic Cerro de Marchenato the right of the Andarax River. This unmistakable promontory, populated since ancient times, contains the vestiges of Marchena, the predecessor of Terque and one of the castles the most important of the Andalusian Almeria, ruined and abandoned after the great 1522 earthquake.
If the qualification of "strategic" is more than usual when talking about these fortified enclaves, in this case the label is more than justified since the Cerro de Marchena dominates the confluence of the Nacimiento and Andarax riversThe city is a historic route for communication from the interior of the country to the Almeria Bay. Needless to say, you will enjoy one of the best and most unknown views of Lower Alpujarra Almeria. Can you think of a better ending for the excursion?