Visiting Lorca castle this winter
Lorca Castle can be enjoyed via a number of special packages and is open 7 days a week Lorca castle is widely known as the “Fortaleza del Sol” or fortress of the sun, and during the best months of the year, when the cooler temperatures of autumn make the castle a perfect daytrip out, general entry is priced at just 6 euros, including a visit to the visitor centre in the Convento de la Merced at the foot of the hill beforehand. The castle..

READ MORE

Bargain lunch and castle entry Lorca Monday to Friday for just 15 euros
This bargain low season offer is only available between Monday and Friday During the Winter/early Spring low season, Lorca castle offers a bargain afternoon trip option for visitors /residents between Monday and Friday with set lunch included. Canny visitors can first visit the city below, perhaps enjoying one of the embroidery museums or shopping in the city (click what to visit in Lorca) before heading up to the castle for the special..

READ MORE

Every Thursday ENGLISH language tour package in Lorca castle
The castle can be visited any day of the week with an English language audioguide The package includes lunch See the what's on agenda for Lorca to see all guided tours and cultural events in the Lorca municipality. Special English language guided tours on THURSDAYS ONLY. Lorca has a spectacular Mediaeval castle which dominates the skyline driving towards the city and offers a number of special packages for visitors. Although..

READ MORE

Marco Topo a free fun family game for visitors to Lorca
Marco Topo is an interactive adventure game which has been tailored to the centre of Lorca A new version of the internet adventure game for children named Marco Topo has been created for the city of Lorca, and family groups are welcome to collect their route maps, complete with stickers, from the tourist office and enjoy an informative tour of the historic centre while helping Marco to track down the evil Doctor Topo. All that is needed..

READ MORE

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 San Patricio y las Tres Plazas Tours in English are available at 10:00 and in Spanish at 11:30 between Monday and Friday (except bank holidays) with accompanied children under the age of 12 free. Cost 5 euros. Booking is via the tourist office or the feed below. It is advisable to call and book  or use the booking form as should there be no interest on a specific day..

READ MORE

Thursday 27th February Mucho Ruido about Nothing, Shakespeare and swing music in Lorca
An unusual version of the Shakespeare comedy Much Ado About Nothing at the Teatro Guerra Lorca Mucho Ruido about Nothing is an unusual version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (the title is a mix of the names of the play in Spanish and English) in which The Bard’s romantic comedy is fused with swing music. The music is performed live as nine actors/dancers and five musicians take to the stage in a performance inspired by the New York..

READ MORE

Saturday and Sunday family tours of Lorca castle Winter/Spring 2020
Lorca Castle can be enjoyed via a number of special packages and is open 7 days a week Lorca castle is widely known as the “Fortaleza del Sol” or fortress of the sun, and during the best months of the year, when the cooler temperatures of winter make the castle a perfect daytrip out, general entry is priced at just 6 euros, including a visit to the visitor centre in the Convento de la Merced at the foot of the hill beforehand. The castle..

READ MORE

1st March Lorca castle; Relive the daily live of the Mediaeval Jewish population
Actors recreate the daily activities of the Mediaeval Jewish quarter Lorca was an important Mediaeval frontier town, straddling the border between Moorish Andalucía and Christian Murcia, the Jewish inhabitants of Lorca an important link between the two communities and the trading routes which ran along the Spanish coastline. Full information about Lorca and its Jewish past can be found on the English language Lorca site: www.lorcatoday..

READ MORE

6th and 7th March Lorca Tierras Altas de Lorca rally
The event in Lorca forms part of the Spanish national off-road rally driving championship The Tierras Altas de Lorca rally event is being held for the eighth time this year as part of the Spanish national off-road rally driving championship, and takes place in 2020 on 5th and 7th March. The ceremonial start of the rally takes place in the Plaza de Calderón in Lorca, next to Teatro Guerra, on Friday afternoon, after which the “shakedown..

READ MORE

Saturday 7th March 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. One of the most interesting, yet lesser known of the monuments in the city of Lorca is the convent church of the Virgen de las Huertas just outside the main city centre. The convent and Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Huertas are devoted to one of the patrons of the city, a legendary apparition of..

READ MORE

Saturday 7th March a full day in Lorca for 12€ 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 12 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..

READ MORE

Sunday 8th March 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..

READ MORE

Saturday 14th March Lorca: Extended visit to Excolegiata de San Patricio in Lorca (Spanish language)
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 awarded Item of Cultural Interest status, including the Town Hall, the..

READ MORE

Sunday 15th March 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. One of the most interesting, yet lesser known of the monuments in the city of Lorca is the convent church of the Virgen de las Huertas just outside the main city centre. The convent and Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Huertas are devoted to one of the patrons of the city, a legendary apparition of..

READ MORE

Sunday 15th March a full day in Lorca for 12€ 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 12 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..

READ MORE

19th March Lorca guided tour of San Patricio and the three plazas (Spanish language)
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 awarded Item of Cultural Interest status, including the Town Hall, the..

READ MORE

22nd March Free guided tour to unlock the Irish secret of Lorca
A free guided Spanish language tour of central Lorca Visita teatralizada el secreto del irlandés   This is a new free tour offered by the Tourist Office in Lorca for 2020 and examines why the Irish played an important ròle in the history of Lorca.   The tour visits the principal monuments in the city centre, focusing on the area around the San Patricio former Colegiate building and is lead by actors.   The tour lasts..

READ MORE

29th March Guided route to discover the Nazrid Frontier (Lorca- Vélez Blanco)
This Spanish language tour is lead by the author of a best-selling book on the subject Ruta de la Frontera Nazarí Join us on a journey to the heart of the Nazrid boundary in the middle of the 15th century, accompanied by author Francisco José Motos of the best seller “El abismo en la frontera” and find out how life was lived in a fought over frontier between the Christian Kingdom of Murcia and the last Moorish area of Spain; The Kingdom..

READ MORE

3rd to 12th April 2020 Semana Santa in Lorca
Lorca celebrates Easter week in inimitably spectacular style (Click to contact the tourist office by phone or email - Lorca Tourist Office - or click here for recommended hotels and other accommodation in and around the city.) Semana Santa in Lorca is a flamboyant event, the most important element being the famous biblical processions, a unique manifestation of faith which features daring horsemanship and the extraordinary embroideries..

READ MORE

4th, 6th, 7th and 8th April 2020 special Semana Santa tours in Lorca
This tour takes an inside tour of the Semana Santa 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 principal embroidery museums where the extraordinary embroideries which parade during Semana Santa can be seen in all..

READ MORE

Saturday 25th April 2020 Lorca Festival Primavera 2020
Taking place in the Pabellón de Ferias y Congresos IFELOR Tickets are 26 euros (plus charges) in advance or 35 euros on the door, available from ticketing agencies including compralaentrada.com. The event features Fangoria, Medina azahara, la Guardia and the Essencial Rock band. Doors open at 19:30, with the music underway from 21:00 until the early hours. Click for map: IFELOR ( Recinto Ferial Huerto de la Rueda) Full information..

READ MORE