March 2019 opening hours for Lorca castle
General entry is only 6 euros Lorca castle, the Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun), is open to the public every day in the early part of 2019 and offers a variety of ways in which to enjoy and learn about a fortification which proved impregnable during the constant clashes between Moorish and Christian forces in the Middle Ages : During March the castle is open from 10:30 to 17:30 from Monday to Friday and 10:30 to 18:30 on Saturdays..

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Lorca: Daily English language tours of the Church of San Patricio and the three plazas
This guided tour is a good starting point for a morning out in Lorca Of all the historic and monumental buildings in Lorca perhaps the most important is the Excolegiata (or Antigua Colegiata) de San Patricio, which was originally built to commemorate a victory in battle over the Moors in the 15th century. Situated along the northern side of the Plaza de España in the centre of Lorca, it forms part of a series of buildings which have been..

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Buying tickets for the 2019 Lorca Semana Santa Easter Week processions
There are four processions in the Lorca Semana Santa which feature biblical elements Semana Santa Lorca 2018; 14th to 21st April 2019 The biblical processions in Lorca are the most flamboyant and ebullient expression of faith to be seen anywhere in the Region of Murcia and have achieved fame throughout Spain for their stunning embroideries and the sheer spectacle of the Semana Santa week. Although the processions of Easter Week in Lorca..

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24th March Lorca: Spanish musical drama at the Teatro Guerra Lorca
Grandes Éxitos starring Jorge Javier Vázquez and Marta Ribera at the main theatre of Lorca TV presenter Jorge Javier Vázquez appears in a musical comedy alongside Marta Ribera, Alejandro Vera and Bea Ros, performing some of the best known songs from a variety of genres in the musical “Grandes Éxitos”. The plot line revolves around the relationship between the characters of Vázquez and Ribera, who have sworn eternal enmity but now..

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Every Thursday ENGLISH LANGUAGE tours of Lorca castle this spring
The tour is on offer throughout the winter months and early spring of 2019 Lorca castle, the Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun), is open to the public seven days a week and visitors can follow a route around the castle using an English language audioguide. Every Thursday there is an ENGLISH LANGUAGE GUIDED VISIT to the castle, with a mixture of audioguide and tour guide, including lunch in the on-site cafetería, which gives access..

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Saturday 30th March Tony Hadley in Lorca
The former Spandau Ballet lead vocalist has lost none of the power of his rich voice Spandau Ballet was one of the most influential bands of the 80’s producing numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, some of the most memorable being the singles “Gold”, “Only When You Leave”, “Lifeline”, the epic “Through the Barricades” and of course the international number one “True”. By the mid-80s they were world..

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30th March Lorca: learn about the historic fountains of Lorca in this guided tour
Learn about the history of Lorca through the water fountains which were vital to the city’s development The new tour of the historic city of Lorca inviting both local residents and visitors to learn about the history of the “Ciudad del Sol” through some of its most important drinking fountains is being repeated on the 30th March. The tour is entitled “Las antiguas fuentes de Lorca”, and reflects the fact that the efforts to guarantee..

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6th April : a full day in Lorca for 10€ exploring its Jewish, Moorish and Christian roots
Lorca Judía, Cristiana y Califal includes the 15th century synagogue, a 10th century Moorish palace and the church of San Patricio A full day in Lorca with entry fees paid for just 10 euros! On the first Saturday and third Sunday of every month visitors to the historic city of Lorca are invited to join a series of visits which illustrate the multi-cultural and multi-religious nature of life in the city during the Middle Ages, focusing..

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 6th April Guided visit of the Lorca church of Virgen de las Huertas and the Moorish palace beneath
The church contains spectacular murals and the remains of a 10th-century Moorish palace Please note: commentary on this tour is in Spanish. Now that restoration work on the main historical and religious monuments of Lorca is practically complete following the earthquake damage suffered in May 2011 a series of guided tours and visits are being held in order to welcome back visitors, and one of the most interesting is at the convent church..

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6th April Lorca: Dance with the Spanish National Dance Company gala at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
The stars of the Compañía Nacional de Danza at the main theatre of Lorca This gala dance performance forms part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca: click here for the full programme from January to May 2019. The show begins at 21.00, with tickets priced at 15/22/25 euros (50 per cent discount for groups of at least 20 students). Ticketing information: Click on the red..

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11th April FREE GUIDED TOUR of monumental Lorca in ENGLISH
A free route uncovering some of the monumental treasures in central Lorca Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The Argarics, Iberians, Moors, Jews and Christians all left their footprints in the city, which contains many important monuments and interesting buildings. The imposing Mediaeval castle dominates the skyline, the Jewish synagogue..

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14th, 15th,16th,17th,18th and 19th April special Semana Santa tour in Lorca
This tour visits the principal museums of the blues and the whites in Lorca Please note: dialogue is in Spanish, but this is a hugely visual tour. Lorca is an extraordinary place to be during Semana Santa, as the incredible embroideries made by the Cofradías of the city parade in the processions of Easter Week. This tour visits the newly restored former Colegiata de San Patricio, which was originally designed as a Cathedral, as well..

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20th April Lorca: Free guided tour of historical Lorca city centre
This free Spanish language guided tour highlights some of the many beautiful buildings in the centre of Lorca Route name: El Casco Antiguo de Lorca: Visita gratuita en español NB; The tourist office is able to arrange English language tours for groups by prior arrangement and offers this visit in English from time to time (see what's on section of Lorca Today for scheduled dates). Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position..

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21st April Guided tour of the Virgen de las Huertas convent in Lorca
The church contains spectacular murals and the remains of a 10th-century Moorish palace Please note: commentary on this tour is in Spanish. Now that restoration work on the main historical and religious monuments of Lorca is practically complete following the earthquake damage suffered in May 2011 a series of guided tours and visits are being held in order to welcome back visitors, and one of the most interesting is at the convent church..

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21st April : a full day in Lorca for 10€ exploring its Jewish, Moorish and Christian roots
Lorca Judía, Cristiana y Califal includes the 15th century synagogue, a 10th century Moorish palace and the church of San Patricio A full day in Lorca with entry fees paid for just 10 euros! On the first Saturday and third Sunday of every month visitors to the historic city of Lorca are invited to join a series of visits which illustrate the multi-cultural and multi-religious nature of life in the city during the Middle Ages, focusing..

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26th April Lorca: El Canijo de Jerez in concert at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
The flamenco rocker takes to the stage at the main theatre of Lorca Marcos del Ojo Barroso, better known as "El Canijo de Jerez", is renowned mainly for his singing voice but is also a guitarist and the songwriter behind flamenco rock group Los Delinqüentes. His concert in Lorca forms part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra - click here for the full programme from January to..

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27th April Free guided theatrical tour of historical Lorca: La Daga Roja
This monthly free tour explores some of the mysteries of historical Lorca Route name: Visita Teatralizada La Daga Roja Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The municipal archaeological museum shows a wide selection of artifacts dating back into prehistory, tracing the various settlements which left remains in Lorca: The Argarics, Iberians..

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30th April Lorca: Aladdin, a musical version at the Teatro Guerra Lorca
Half price admission for children for this performance at the main theatre of Lorca This musical version of Aladdin in Spanish, based on the tale first told in the Book of a Thousand and One Nights, is by José Tomás Cháfer, and forms part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra. The show begins at 19.00, with tickets available at 8/10/12 euros (50 per cent discount for children). Click..

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Lorca: Programme Teatro Guerra Theatre January to May 2019
The historic theatre is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its reopening this year In February 2019 the Teatro Guerra in Lorca celebrates the 30th anniversary of its re-opening following two decades of closure, and the program for the winter and spring features a wide variety of live entertainment, including many events which are non/language specific. Please note that all dialogue is in Spanish. Tickets for all of the above events are..

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9th May FREE GUIDED TOUR of monumental Lorca in ENGLISH
A free route uncovering some of the monumental treasures in central Lorca Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The Argarics, Iberians, Moors, Jews and Christians all left their footprints in the city, which contains many important monuments and interesting buildings. The imposing Mediaeval castle dominates the skyline, the Jewish synagogue..

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17th May, Marwan in concert at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
The popular poet on stage at the historic main theatre of Lorca Marwan Abu-Tahoun Recio, better known simply as Marwan, is a poet, singer, songwriter and composer of Palestinian and Spanish background who has built up a cult following since the year 2000, and enjoys success through both his poetry and his stage performances. His popularity has grown without marketing strategies, word of mouth being enough to ensure that he fills theatres and..

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 18th May Lorca: Free guided tour of historical Lorca city centre
This free Spanish language guided tour highlights some of the many beautiful buildings in the centre of Lorca Route name: El Casco Antiguo de Lorca: Visita gratuita en español NB; The tourist office is able to arrange English language tours for groups by prior arrangement and offers this visit in English from time to time (see what's on section of Lorca Today for scheduled dates). Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position..

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25th May Free guided theatrical tour of historical Lorca: La Daga Roja
This monthly free tour explores some of the mysteries of historical Lorca Route name: Visita Teatralizada La Daga Roja Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The municipal archaeological museum shows a wide selection of artifacts dating back into prehistory, tracing the various settlements which left remains in Lorca: The Argarics, Iberians..

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26th May 2019 discover the Jewish past of Lorca with this guided tour
Lorca Sefardí Ayer y Hoy Spanish language activity to discover the important history of Jewish Lorca Lorca was an important mediaeval frontier town, straddling the border between Moorish Andalucía and Christian Murcia, the Jewish community of Lorca an important link between the two communities and the trading routes which ran along the Spanish coastline. Lorca contains the only synagogue never to have been re-used by another religion..

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Until 30th April: temporary exhibition of sacred art in Lorca Archaeological Museum
Arte Sacro en el Museo Arqueológico de Lorca Historic statues and other religious items which form part of the collection of the Lorca archaeological museum. In addition to the large static exhibition of artifacts relating to the history of Lorca, a collection of 40 pieces of religious art which form part of the vast collection of items held by the archaeological musuem, but which are not not normally on display, can be viewed at the Museo..

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