Turón



The village is situated at 684 meters above sea level and has 284 inhabitants. The town is staggered with white houses, flowered and has narrow winding streets. Probably the village has been founded in Roman times. They found also evidence that this district was inhabitated in 9000 - 7000 a.C. Remains have been found in a place called "El Marchal"  remains of burials with many utensils and appliances, such as: handmade pottery clay-date tips and stone axes. Turón is situated in the lower part of the Alpujarra, in the mountains of the Contraviesa.

 

The washing sinks of Turón
The washing sinks of Turón

Festivities in Turón


 

 

  • From the 24th until the 26th of April the patron San Marcos is celebrated which is popular in the Alpujarra;
  • In the the third weekend of August also San Marcos is celebrated, The most important day is Saturday, on which the pilgrimage to the chapel takes place and later there is a popular meal for all residents and visitors.
A view on Turón
A view on Turón

Points of Interest in Turón


  • Iglesia de la Encarnación (1711)
  • Pozo Espinos Valle de Turón: an old mining which has been changed in an open air museum.
  • Flowerfields (in January)

 

The flowerfields in January in Turón
The flowerfields in January in Turón

Photo Gallery of Turón


Basic Information Turón


Turón (36°51′49″N 3°03′27″O)

Altitude: 684 meters

Population: 284 inhabitants  (2013)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 123 km

Distance to the beach: 36 km (Adra)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 183 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 136 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level:  low - medium - high

 

Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: no
  • Restaurants: no
  • Bars: yes

Location of Turón

The Weather in Turón