Torres de Albánchez

Torres de Albánchez
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This village is situated to the north east of the province, in the midst of the Sierra de Segura mountains. It rises next to the Torre Fuerte, in a very attractive mountain landscape, a combination of olive groves, cereal fields, orchards and patches of mountain. Within the village we can find monuments, such as the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Presentación, Torre Fuerte and the ruins of the Castle of la Yedra.

Its municipal district is included in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas National Park, the largest protected natural space in Spain: an orographic labyrinth of valleys, calares, gorges, mountains and flat lands of enormous hydrological importance (due to the numerous rivers and streams which spring within the Park); of great botanical importance (different varieties of pine trees and a lot of endemic species); it is also important aesthetically and from a wildlife point of view. Because of this it is one of the most visited and frequented natural spaces in the country.

History

The first settlements in the AREA date from the Neolithic, although there are also remains of Iberian settlements. It is one of the oldest human settlements in the Segura region.
During the al-Andalus period, it belonged to the Iglim of Saqura.
The Master of the Santiago Order Pelay Perez Correa conquered the village in 1235.
Its castle was destroyed by the Governor Rodrigo Manrique.
The present village was built around a defence tower. It was one of the "old villages" in the Común de Segura, from which it separated in 1552, when it became independent.
Torres de Albánchez
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Torres de Albánchez
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Torres de Albánchez
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
155
Altitude above sea level (m)
880
Extension (Km 2 )
58
No. of Inhabitants
1055
Demonym
Torreños
Postal Code
23391
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