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Lepe

Lepe

Lepe is a small agricultural market town, that until the late seventies its economy was based on fishing, but is now one of the wealthiest villages in the region thanks to its intensive farming of strawberries, which are exported all over Europe. It is also famous for being the subject of innumerable Spanish 'Irishman' jokes. It has about 27, 000 inhabitants.

Leperos are proud also of the fact that their wines, which were exported to England in the Middle Ages, were mentioned in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

Unfortunately the ‘Aula Marina de El Terrón' closed in 2008 due to lack of funds and the building is abandoned. We keep this poage as a historical record in the hope that it will open again one day.