PURCHENA GATE / PUERTA DE PURCHENA
It is called Puerta de Purchena (Purchena Gate) because in the Muslim period, the ancient Pechina Gate, which was the main entrance to the city, was located in this area. Its name was changed by the Christians because of a terminological mistake. Urban expansion around Purchena Gate and Paseo de Almeria took place in the mid-XIX century. It is the busiest spot in the city and there are a lot of shops and banks in this area.
El nombre de Puerta de Purchena le viene porque en sus cercanías se situaba la antigua Puerta de Pechina, de la época musulmana. Su nombre lo cambiaron los cristianos. Allí empieza el Paseo de Almería. Es el centro de la ciudad.