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Torre Alháquime

Villages in Cadiz

Torre Alhaquime

Torre Alhaquime is a small town located in the North-Eastern extreme of the province, in the sierra and it belongs to the Route of the White Villages in Cádiz.

The town of Torre Alhaquime borders on the north and on the west with Olvera, on the south and east with Setenil de las Bodegas, on the east with a small portion of Alcalá del Valle. The south part borders on Málaga, very near of Ronda.

The area in which is situated Torre Alhámique represents the transition between the Hollow of Ronda and the Sierra Subbética, made up by a group of rounded hills, in one of which is located the city centre of Torre Alháquime.

In the lower part of the village we can find Guadalporcún River towards Olvera, its natural vegetation turns this place a special place.

The City Centre is located in the top of a hill, and because of this the village is growing little by little, down the slope, taking advantage of the less rough areas.

The name of Tower Alháquime comes from the Arab family Al Hakin who had a fortress situated to four kilometres from the Olvera Castle. Above that place, there was a hill located to 495 metres above sea level in which a Nasrid leader became powerful in front of Christians troops in the North-East of Cádiz at the end of XV century.

The Tower of Al Hakin (that in Arab means “the wise” or “the lawyer”) provoked the denomination of Tower Alháquime. In the ancient place of the tower-fortress was located the graveyard of the village. Around this Moslem fortress was growing the city centre where nowadays we can find the town of Torre Alháquime, and it was made in a peculiar manner, in a layout of concentric circles to maintain the slope.

Torre Alhaquime Monuments

Parish Church of Ntra. Señora de la Antigua
Castle
Monument to the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
Old Quarter of the village
Ruins of the Antigua Fortaleza Nazarí
Ruins of the casa del célebre bandolero “El Tempranillo”
Arch of the Villa

Routes of Interest

Zona Recreativa El Molino de Trejo
Route of José María “El Tempranillo”
Cultural Visit to the Tower Alháquime

Torre Alhaquime Gastronomy

In this village you can taste the scrambled eggs, soups and stews of asparagus, the stew torreño, the hunting products, the gazpacho, the tagarninas stews, the snails, seasonal olives, pig´s trotters and tomato soup.

In confectionery we can emphasize the small pies, ring-shapes rolls, honey-coated fritter, fairy cakes, pancakes and Easter pies.
How to get there
From Olvera take the Avenue Julián Besteiro towards Antequera-Campillos until you see the exit to the right (CA-9106).

From Ronda take the MA-467 towards Campillos, until you see the signal towards Arriate (road MA-7400), in Arriate take the MA-7403 until finish the province of Malaga, where it starts the CA-9122, follow it until you arrive to Setenil. We leave Setenil on the right and continue until Torre Alhaquime.

Cadiz, Jerez and the bay. Look for the road of Arcos A-382 and continue searching Ronda until we see the signals that indicate Setenil. Exit Setenil and continue until Torre Alhaquime.

From Costa del Sol follow the N-340 E-15 until San Pedro from which exit the Motorway A-397 until Ronda. Look for the Road of Campillos, to few kilometres make the detour to the left towards Arriate, and continue until Setenil. We leave Setenil to the right and continue Torre Alhaquime.

Distances from Torre Alhaquime

Olvera 6 km
Ronda 28 km
Sevilla 106 km
Cádiz 138 km

Torre Alhaquime

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Un comentario

  1. Francisco Medina Rayas escribio:

    Torre Alháquime fue conquistada en el año 1327 por Alfonso XI, tras conquistar Olvera y el castillo de Ayamonte ( El Castillejo). En julio del año antedicho. La Conquista se efectuó en la Campaña de Verano cuando el rey tenía solo 16 años.
    La conquista tuvo lugar gracias a tres grandes ejércitos desplazados desde la ciudad de Sevilla. Esta fue la primera vez que fue conquistada, aunque luego la reconquistaran de nuevo los árabes.

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