Parque de la Ermita The town of Abarán is in the Ricote valley, surrounded by rugged, hilly lands traveled by the flowing waters of the Segura river. The first traces of human activity in this area date back to the Bronze Age, although it was not until the times of Muslim domination in the 9th century when the term Favaran, origin of the name Abarán, was first coined. The prosperity of the people of Abarán has always been linked to agriculture and the industries deriving from it, mostly fruit processing for exports.

The narrow, steep streets of Abarán create the taste of this town, carved on fertile sierra lands which to this day remain irrigated by three of the seven waterwheels still in use in the Region of Murcia. In fact, Noria Grande is the largest operating waterwheel in Europe. Paseo de la Ermita is a can't-miss attraction offering visitors the possibility of amazing views overlooking the valley and the Sierra de la Pila while going for a stroll to a little chapel. Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Oro, a lovely little sanctuary, Ermita de los Santos Médicos, chapel home to the patron saints of this town, and Mirador de Las Ventanas, with excellent views of the neighboring town of Cieza, the Segura river, the waterwheels and Sierra de Ricote, will certainly capture your senses.

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Parque de la Ermita
Paseo del Parque
Vista desde la Ermita
Río Segura
Kiosko del parque
Biblioteca de la Ermita
Calle Luis Carrasco
Don Nicolás Gómez Tornero
Ermita de los Santos Médicos
Iglesia de San Pablo al fondo
Iglesia de San Pablo
Iglesia Virgen del Oro
Noria de Candelón
Noria de la Hoya D. García
Noria de la Ñorica
Noria Grande
Teatro Cervantes
Vista de Abarán
Vista desde la Virgen del Oro
Río Segura


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