Festivals in Paterna del Río are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Fiestas Patronales en Honor de la Virgen de los Remedios, Fiestas en honor al Santo Cristo de las Penas and Fiesta de la Castaña.
The name of Paterna seems to originate in Paternum or Paternus, although the remains of Iberian swords found in the Gaviarra mines cast doubt on this assumption. The dramatic and challenging landscape of La Alpujarra meant that its Arab occupation took some centuries, but the Mozarabic population was very important in the times of the Caliphate. In 913, the young Caliph Abd al-Rahman III had to cross Sierra Sulaira.
Festivals in Instinción are Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Fiestas Patronales en Honor a San Sebastián, La Candelaria, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Cruces de Mayo, Divina Infantita and Romería de San Saturnino.
The name Instinción is believed to be of Latin origin, dating from the time of Augustus, in Romanized Hispania. However, is has also been argued that Instinción was the name of a Muslim Princess from the Nasrid family. The town was a Muslim farmhouse during the Middle Ages, sitting in a privileged enclave next to fertile and strategic land on the Alpujarra road.
This Museum was founded in 2006 by the Terque City Council and the Asociación de Amigos del Museo. The Uva del Barco Provincial Museum was provisionally located in the Manuel Galiana municipal theater hall, in Plaza de los Barrileros, while its current building was in construction. Its objective is to reconstruct the social and economic history of the city and province of Almería.
The Historical Ethnographic Museum was founded in 2002 by the Terque City Council and the Asociación de Amigos del Museo. It is located in one of the many nineteenth-century bourgeois houses in the town square. Following its rooms across two floors is a tour of local trades, many of them now disappeared, as well as domestic settings and religious.