Torre Alhaquime | Source: Texts: Patronato Provincial de Turismo. Photo: Andalucia.org
Torre Alháquime (Alfaquín Tower) is a product of Muslim occupation, being a key piece in the border between the Kingdom of Granada and the Castilian. From the Nazari period preserves the remains of the medieval fortress walls that surround the old town, the Arco de la Villa(the villa arch).
The town’s main monuments can be found in its maze like streets: the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Antigua and the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, which are situated in an emblematic square known by the name of El Santo.
The history of the town of Torre Alháquime is linked to banditry, as there were many outlaws who roamed these parts to perform their feats. The town even gave birth to a son of the legendary Jose Maria El Tempranillo. Visitors can take a tour of these lands, rivers and farmshouses, with a real risk of being kidnapped by bandits.
The motor racing fans have had this town declared a Historic ensemble because of its two very popular events: the Subida a los Remedios car rally and an Enduro competition.