- Route: Circular.
- Length: 5 km and 250 m.
- Difficulty: Low.
- Estimated time: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
This route passes through two different environments: the urban and the natural. The route starts in the Town Hall Square, where we can find the Public Library, the Town Hall, Guadalinfo, the old Juma Cinema (now closed) and manor houses from the 19th and 20th centuries. Following the marked indications, we will take Granada street to turn left on
Granada street to turn left at the indicated point.
The route winds through the narrow, winding streets of the village towards the “Mirador del Río”; from here, you can see the north face of the Alcazaba (a Muslim fortress built in 888) and a magnificent view of the Almanzora Valley with the Atalaya (watchtower of Nasrid origin) in the background.
Impressive, too, is the panoramic view of the Sierra de las Estancias in front of us and Filabres behind us. After this brief stop we continue ascending until we reach the
At this point we walk carefully until we reach the crossroads of the local road (N-334), at which point we turn right towards the “Pabellón de los Juegos Moriscos”. We enter the natural environment and walk between Pinos Laricio and Carrasco bordering the Ciudad Deportiva de los Juegos Moriscos, until we reach the crossroads of Gevas (a place located 3 km from the town of Purchena).
We will descend and leaving behind the Rural Accommodation, the Municipal Swimming Pool and the Football Field and we will arrive at the Rambla de Almeria, a place recently conditioned as a recreation area and stroll for the Purcheneros.
We leave the Rambla and border the Cemetery to reach the Park of Juan María Bandrés, a character who was exiled to this town during the Dictatorship and who spent his afternoons reading in this unique space, known at the time as the Parque de los Peces.
We continue our walk along the Los Tarayes walk until we reach the Hitar crossroads, where we enter the Almanzora river; the path returns to nature and, going against the current, we can see the Purchena fertile plain where olive and orange trees are grown and the riverbank with poplars, reedbeds and tamarisk trees. At the height of the Cultural Centre “El Lavadero” and “La Fuente de San Ginés”, we leave the course of the river and walking along Calle Granada, we arrive back at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the point where this route ends.