Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception (Turre - Almeria)

What to see in Turre


Church of the Immaculate Conception

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Church of the Immaculate Conception (Turre - Almeria)
The Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception was built during the 16th century. In 1859, the roof, which was in a state of deterioration, collapsed, so it began its reconstruction that was completed at the end of the 19th century. It was finished in the year 1863.

It is a neo-Gothic structure combined with Mudejar, with a Latin cross plan (like most churches of the time in Almeria), which has three naves and an octagonal dome that gives it an air of elegance.
The tower of the church can be seen from far away, which is also a new Mudejar bell tower, and is very striking.

Inside are the images of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Jesus Nazareno and Saint John the Evangelist.

Moorish Fountain

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Moorish Fountain (Turre - Almeria)
In 2015, the Moorish Fountain and several of its surroundings were recovered by the Municipality of Turre. This was done part of the policies they carry out to protect the historic heritages of the area and to boost tourism.

The fountain, dating from the period when the Arabs were settled in the area, had been partially collapsed by businessmen looking to build a parking lot there. However, in 1988 a group of inhabitants of Turre were organized in order to protect this heritage of the city, and they succeeded.
Thanks to this, this historic place still exists: a place where the old settlers were supplied with water for consumption, the irrigation of planting was completed, and it was a place for the consumption of animals.

The reconstruction carried out by the City Council allowed for another face to be given to the source and even to the general area in which it is located. This has been a bonus to this old construction and is currently visited by many of the tourist.

Immaculate Conception Hermitage

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Immaculate Conception Hermitage (Turre - Almeria)
This hermitage was constructed in 1889, by initiative and financing of the inhabitants of the town, which makes it of great importance and sentimental value.

Depopulated of Teresa

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Depopulated of Teresa (Turre - Almeria)
In the middle of Sierra Cabrera, is the Depopulated of Teresa. It is one of the historical heritage jewels of Turre, as it is an area where it is believed that the Muslims lived in the 16th century.

In this uninhabited area you can find many elements of great archaeological and historical interest, such as the remains of an old church which is survived by some walls and was built on an old mosque.
The remains of what was once a mechanism for the collection, storage and distribution of water (especially to nourish the crops of the area), are also found in the surroundings of this depopulated area.

In this old uninhabited area there are the remains of two old mills, a natural water tank and two water tanks, where the change was made for all the inhabitants.

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