The economy of the municipal Torre Pacheco depends primarily on intensive farming, producing a great variety and quantity of fruit and vegetables, destined mainly for export to European countries such as France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and The United Kingdom. Specialising in peppers, melons, lettuce, beans, artichokes, celery, etc.
Torre Pacheco is a municipality situated in the Southeast of the Region of Murcia, in the Region of Campo de Cartagena.
The municipal is found framed by the Sierra de Carrascoy to the north and the Sierras Beticas Cartageneras to the south. To the East you will encounter Mar Menor (the Smaller Sea). It borders to the north with the municipal of Murcia City, To the west the municipio de Fuente Alamo, to the south Cartagena and to the east with the municipalities of San Javier and Los Alcazares.
The municipal ends in the north with an elevation of the land called Cabezo Gordo (Fat Ridge). Its area spans 189,4 Km2, which makes up 1,67% of the Murcia region.
The distance to the capital of the Region is just 37 Km.
The main population of the municipality is in Torre Pacheco, where the Town Hall is situated. It is surrounded by the following districts: Roldan, Balsicas, Dolores de Pacheco, San Cayetano, The Jimenado, Santa Rosalia, The Meroños, The Hortichuela, Los Olmos-Hoyamorena, Los Camachos and El Albardinal.
Travelling through Tower Pacheco obliges you to approach their 12 population centres, all with a definite identity, where men and women have worked in this municipality, the agricultural cradle of the Region.
We leave from the Plaza, presided by the Town Hall, administrative and political nerve centre of the municipality, the building was built in the year 1.866 directed by the Architect D. Francisco Jose Belmonte.
This historic place is surrounded by three plazas, to the front of the building, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, to the left the Plaza Vicente Anton and to the right the Plaza of Sr. Amalio Lopez, known traditionally as Plaza de los Patos (Plaza of the Ducks).
We continue the journey through the Paseo Villa Esperanza where the Casa de la Musica stands, symbolic building, of contemporary structure, designed to become the arts centre of the municipality.
Situated in the Avenida de Fontes, next to the rambla we find the golf Course.
From the Avenida de Fontes we flow into in the Calle Mayor, that caters for religious, festive, social, and historic events of the locality.
The stately houses that are located there are considered of artistic historic interest.
The street is presided by a very small square where the local church stands. In this street we should make a stop to buy the traditional cordial and delights in the sweetshops of Elias and Mª Charo.
Places of interest:
Sima de Las Palomas. most important paleontological site in Spain, after Atapuerca. It is situated in Cabezo Gordo (The Fat Ridge), next to the district to Pena de Pacheco.
Molinos. Diverse windmills are found disseminated by all the municipal At present 3 of them they have been rehabilitated. An Association of Friends of the the Mills exists.
Torre Pacheco caves.