Alcazaba of Purchena (Purchena - Almeria)

What to see in Purchena


Church of Saint Genesius

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Like many church buildings in Almeria, this church was built on the site of a former Muslim mosque.

The construction of this temple began around 1550 by the architect Juan de Orea and culminated near the conclusion of the rebellion of the Moorish.

The architecture of this building is divided into three naves, which differ from each other by two arches that are supported by oval stonework columns.
The Church of Saint Genesius, which was consecrated to Our Lady of the Incarnation, has three chapels dating from the 18th century: the first chapel was dedicated to the Virgin of Carmel, the second was devoted to the Virgin of the Rosary and the third to the Virgin of Sorrows.

These building has been restored with several frescoes of great artistic, religious and historical importance.

The Council of Andalusia declared it a historical and artistic monument in May 1983, which served to favor in its restoration that began in 1989 and ended two years later.

Alcazaba of Purchena

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Alcazaba of Purchena (Purchena - Almeria)
It is one of the oldest citadels in Almeria. The construction began in the year 888, reaching its highest splendor during the Nasrid period.

Although present, there are only vestiges and ruins of what used to be a majestic castle, and there is still evidence of what existed inside its facilities.

You can see the remains of what were houses, a tower, a wall, a cistern, and a bathroom.
Regarding the tower, which was known as the “Water Tower,” had in its interior a potable water tank, for which collection and deposit required engineering that was unusual as of that time, and that is interestingly to know.

The original construction is said to be thirteen meters high, but the remains that remain only reach half of that measure.

The Green Way

The Green Way of Purchena is a stretch that has been enabled to connect the municipalities of Purchena and Olula del Rio. It is a project that was born to take advantage of empty spaces and turn them into paths that will encourage physical exercise, hiking, tourism, the connection with nature, as well as knowledge of the municipality and tourism in general.

This Green Way is a project that plans to expand in the future and become the natural path of a prominent extension of all Andalusia, reaching Almendricos in Murcia.

Railway Station


It is a disused station that is in perfect condition and is part of the history of the town. The Murcia-Granada railway line was inaugurated on March 28, 1885, during the reign of Alfonso XII.

More than 80 million old pesetas were used in this project that began being managed as a concession to an English railway company and then taken under the control of the National Network of Spanish Railroads, who would be responsible in the posterity of its maintenance and management in general.
The existence of a railway line meant that, suddenly, the life of the entire region revolved around it and the economy began to flourish. Its closure was formally carried out in January 1985, after declaring that the section was not very profitable.

As part of the historical legacy of Purchena, it was decided to recover the old station.

La Silveria Viewpoint

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At about 1,000 meters above sea level is the beautiful and symbolic viewpoint of La Silveria.

It is a viewpoint in which there is also a pleasant and comfortable space to enjoy natural life. The viewpoint has locations for picnics, tables, chairs, and benches, where you can spend a family day.

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