Attractions in Turleque

The visit to Turleque, little town of Toledo, It is synonymous with tranquility and peace for rest combined with the beauty of nature that holds the Toledo area. This municipality 800 inhabitants about an opportunity to tirerra make the route between Manchego steppe and the first foothills of the Montes de Toledo, Route called the Finistur.

Main Square Turleque, Plaza del Generalissimo

further, Turleque, between his rides, provides historical and discover its most emblematic monuments municipality are as Tercia House, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Justice and roll. Turleque name comes from a hybrid Latin and Arabic, since "tur" comes from the Latin, meaning "turris"; Y "It leque" is a characteristic diminutive particle mozárabe, so that Turleque would mean Torrezuela or torrecilla.

House Tercia

Plate House of Tercia

The Tercias houses, They are those places where tithes were deposited as payment of taxes what we now call. Why those who think Public finance and taxes are some recent times, they are wrong. Already in the thirteenth century turlequeños Tercia House had until that tithing correspondent, or what is the same one-tenth of the crude product obtained in crops.

Antigua Tercia House Turleque where taxes were paid

Church of Our Lady Assumption

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

Church of a ship with vault divided into six sections by arches and Doric pilasters barrel. TO each side of the first five sections, shallow chapels open by arches, central one leading to the door.

Baptistery left and the sacristy to the right, access to the towers at the foot. facade topped by fronton and two brick towers, square with two separate bodies by impost of sillares. Two clocks faces perpendicular and superimposed bell in front of the tower on the left, both finished with per capital Ball, vane and Cross.

Church of Our Lady Assumption in Turleque

The facade is topped by fronton and two towers. Parish plans were attributed to the architect D. Juan de Villanueva and D. Julian del Alamo. It was funded by the infant Spain D. Gabriel Antonio, Grand Prior of the Order of St. John of Malta, also cooperating entire population of Turleque.

Justice Roll

Historians tell that rose in 1.751, date on which the King Ferdinand VI signed the concession title of Villa to Turleque.

Roll of Justice in Turleque

The pillory is a seated stone column on a slipway where the prisoners were exposed to public shame, serving as well as a lesson to other residents. They were placed at the exit of the populations, on the busiest road, above it was located in the Consuegra road, since this population was head of the Priory. Is a based on which a column rises smooth shaft with capitals.

Roll plate Turleque

In addition to these precious monuments also can make ". The environment Rue Finistur It is mainly marked by the reservoir Finisterre. An impressive depression in the valley Algodor, that collected during rainy seasons to 35 hectometres of water so scarce in this region. This "oasis" manchego is in the interest, which by their Location, shared history and nature between the steppe and Manchego foothills of the Montes de Toledo.

Finistur route up to Turleque

Between visits to these monuments and routes is the option to take a break and regain strength to continue the roadmap Turleque sights and visit the magnificent restaurant Abrasador La Chimenea de Turleque, a perfect restaurant for tapas or meat, because it specializes in grilled meats Anoja own rearing veal and Iberian pork bait field. They also offer a lot of variety of both hot and cold coffee and plates. To finalize, also they have a pantry where you can buy any product quality as cheeses.


Talk of Castilla-La Mancha is talk of Tembleque. This Manchegan town, located in Toledo, It is one of the jewels of the autonomous community. White lime shines on the facades. Tembleque history is linked to the city of Toledo. One of the main sites of interest is, without a doubt, Plaza Mayor Tembleque. In fact, It is listed as a Cultural from 1973 and is the square where groups most townsfolk. It is a building manchega: square base surrounded by buildings with two floors with runners. These were built to facilitate the view of the markets and bullfights that were held in the square, very similar to the comedy theater. The ground floor is arcaded and held by granite columns. further, ornamentations in plaster crosses represent the Knights Hospitaller, as a tribute to its medieval protection.

Plaza Mayor Tembleque (Toledo)
Plaza Mayor Tembleque (Toledo)

Meanwhile the main building is the Municipality of Tembleque, Baroque, It was added to the set in the seventeenth century. further, This square has a Ethnographic museum, located at number 1 Plaza Mayor, to meet with full depth the history of Tembleque.

Ethnographic Museum Tembleque
Ethnographic Museum Tembleque

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

 Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

The main religious building is the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, received designation as a Cultural Year 2012. It is Gothic, urban character. It begins to build from 1509, in tribute to the contributions made by Cardinal Cisneros to participate in the Campaign Oran, to spread Christianity in a Muslim region. Tembleque contributed to this Expedition of Oran with one million maravedíes and a company of soldiers. It is a very fast construction. The church rises from head to toe. Of notable interest, but he lost in the Civil War, It was the main altarpiece. This ostentatious whole sixteenth century, architectural synthesis, sculpture and painting, It is structured into a base, four overlapping bodies and an attic, divided in turn into intercolumnios, where sculptures are housed, and integrated streets paintings.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque

It composed of a ship with Latin cross, protrude from the whole tower and two side chapels of the eighteenth century, Jesus of Nazareth dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario and.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Tembleque

Casa Palacio de las TorresAmong the civil architecture stands the Casa de las Torres, Baroque palace built in the mid-eighteenth century by Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, Knight of the Order of Santiago who made his fortune in the Americas. The building was declared Cultural Interest in the year 1979.

Casa de las Torres, the main civil building in Tembleque
Casa de las Torres, the main civil building in Tembleque

La Casa de las Torres, as vulgarly it called the palace of the Fernández-Alejo, It is liable for all kind of hikers. Construction of the palace was personal idea of ​​D. Antonio Fernandez-Alejo, one of the members of this illustrious family of Tembleque, who wanted to materialize and part of the great fortune made in America. Is aboutone of the last baroque buildings in Spain, highlighting the facade, crowned with a family coat of arms flanked by two caravels. Built around a central courtyard, Inside it is now in ruins, You can be accessed only with a permit from City Hall. The pinnacle of the left tower is many yearshome to a family of storks, building a nest at that time of enormous dimensions.

Ermita de la Veracruz

Ermita de la Veracruz in Tembleque, design follows the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
Ermita de la Veracruz

Among religious architecture, in addition to the Church of the Assumption, we must mention the Ermita de la Veracruz, made in the image and likeness of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. One of the most unique and atypical monuments of this area is the chapel of Veracruz. Centralized plant building, resolves into an octagon topped dome that is not trasdoses abroad.

It is a funerary construction because it has been buried for many years a member of the illustrious family of Torres. Suffice it to observe their extreme sobriety and architectural purity to lock this building in the second half of the eighteenth century. Specifically dating 1792, dieciochesca decade in which neoclassical debugging begins in Spain. This chapel has been restored by Tembleque III Workshop School Municipal Library and Archive.

Tembleque Windmills

Tembleque Windmills, known as the Gate of La Mancha
Tembleque Windmills, known as the Puerta de la Mancha

And to conclude your visit Tembleque, what better to do some windmills windmills.

effectively, near the village, outside, on a hill you find two replicas of windmills recently built, although remnants of the original mills late sixteenth century are preserved.

In conclusion, only to see his lovely Plaza Mayor, worth making a trip from Madrid to the Toledo town located at the gates of La Mancha.

further, This town is very close to several restaurants associated with the scorching brand, The Capricho de los Torres in Villacañas, a 17 minutes (18 km), o Canela y Limon and Gastrobar El Pesca in Consuegra, a 28 minutes (37 km) ideal for tasting quality gastronomy, during your getaway, thanks to its specialties in grilled meats from its own aging. .

christenings, communions and weddings fireplace Turleque

Scorching "The fireplace Turleque", located in the town of Tembleque (Toledo) It is a restaurant that has a team dynamic, attentive and professional to join your celebration a touch of quality, proximity and professionalism.

This restaurant, run by a young chef, bet on a market cuisine, Scorching traditional meat and breeding own. Manchego decoration and allow broad forum hosting communions, weddings and business meetings.

That is why with such extensive facilities, so much outdoors and indoors, the audience after watching the Space Turleque fireplace opt for this scorching for organize communions or silver wedding, Golden Wedding, birthday Special numerous invitations.

Outside area chimney Turleque

In our cuisine opt for a traditional market cuisine of high quality, meats own parenting Burning. Grilled meat, supported by the chain Abrasador, It is one of our specialties, Anoja both beef as Iberian pork bait Field. Regarding desserts, You can also taste our homemade pastries.

Our staff and those responsible for kitchen and living will We offer a variety of menus for the big day and you can agree on a custom menu. You can even hire a playground with castle Inflatable and other spaces where children can enjoy, always with notice.

Another view of the outdoor restaurant

The fireplace has facilities Turleque unsurpassable, spacious and acclimatised, where we care every detail offering family space where diners feel at the casa.Incluso Little ones can enjoy and have fun outdoors, thanks to its wide environment so they can play and be entertained.

The location of the restaurant, located in an area Quiet establishment, It is making it a unique and own space, since La Mancha plain where our currency.

The hope ready, until then a big hug Scorching team Chimney Turleque.

Christmas menu Group 2018 Scorching restaurant La Chimenea de Turleque