The Fountain (Terque - Almeria)

What to see in Terque


Church of Saint James the Great

The parish church of Terque, dedicated to Saint James the Great, dates from the end of the 16th century and was built on the ruins of the previous one, which burned down during the Moorish rebellion.

It is a beautiful Mudejar style church, with the main chapel separated from the nave by a toral arch with a wooden roof. The church has undergone subsequent modifications, such as installation of the Churrigueresque altar and the Baroque chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary.
Throughout the 19th century, it belonged to the diocese of the Archbishopric of Granada, until in the 20th century, when it was incorporated into the Bishopric of Almeria.

The Fountain

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The Fountain (Terque - Almeria)
The fountain dates from the 19th century and follows the pattern of chained uses of water, so, starting from the source for human supply, the water passed to the trough and from here to the laundry area, pouring the excess on the irrigation ditch.

Although its construction dates back to 1838, and the laundry area to 1859, the whole structure has undergone significant changes to its design.

Ethnographic Museum

This is located in one of the numerous houses constructed in the bourgeois architecture of the late 19th century. The Ethnographic Museum of Terque is dedicated to research, conservation and dissemination of the ethnographic heritage of the province of Almeria in general, and of Terque in particular.

It is housed on two floors and through its rooms you can take a tour of the various trades, domestic and religious activities, as well as the social and political events of the history of Terque and the entire region.

Museum of the Grape

The Provincial Museum of the Grape aims to reconstruct the social and economic history of Almeria and its province, which lasted for more than two centuries. Exhibits on display relate to mining, as well as cultivation and marketing of table grapes, the so-called Grape of the Boat.

Its upkeep funds have been donated by different towns in the province, thanks to the generosity of numerous people related to these economic activities.

The Modernist

The Modernist, a hundred-year-old weaving shop, is commemorated with an exhibition dedicated to the history of clothing and fabrics at the Museum of Terque.

In 1903, Fulgencio Ruiz Maruenda opened a shop in Alhabia that sold fabrics and headgear under the name of The Modernist. This establishment has been recreated by the Ethnographic Museum of Terque to show how all kinds of fabrics and canvases were produced; from the most rustic to the most exclusive.

Popular Writing Museum

The Museum of Popular Writing, together with its archive, is located in the House of Yebra.

Currently, the collection comprises more than 10,000 letters and documents written by people from the province of Almeria.

Among the museum's objectives is to investigate, disseminate and preserve this documentary heritage.

Saint Joseph Cave


This cave was inaugurated in 2011 as a cultural space of Terque and is used for exhibitions, concerts and conferences.

It is located in the neighbourhood of Cuevas de Terque, and the city of Terque is committed to maintaining the preservation of one of the largest cave complexes in the province of Almeria.

From the cave you can see the beautiful landscape of Terque and the Andarax Valley.

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