Until 30th January, Entre Colores y Sedas, painting exhibition in Lorca
Paintings by María Luz González at the Huerto Ruano venue in Lorca An exhibition of paintings by Murcia illustrator María Luz González which opened on 9th January at the Huerto Ruano venue in Lorca and continues until 30th January aims to raise funds for children’s cancer research through donations and purchases made by visitors. The artist was born in the city of Murcia and lived in Madrid for many years, but is now resident in Á..

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Lorca castle opening hours January 2019
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 January 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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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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25th January, La Pandilla de Drilo at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
Music and fun for infants and young children at the main theatre of Lorca The popular infants’ and children’s entertainment group La Pandilla del Drilo visit Lorca as one of the dates on their 15th anniversary tour, forming part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca, which first opened in 1861 but fell into disuse for 20 years in the second half of the last century. Joining them..

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27th January 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..

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27th January: Ballet Swan Lake at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
The Russian Imperial ballet perform to the music of Tchaikovsky at the main theatre of Lorca This version of Swan Lake (El Lago de los Cisnes), the ever-popular ballet with music by Tchaikovsky, is choreographed by Gediminas Tarandá and performed by the Russian Imperial Ballet. The performance at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca on 27th January starts at 19.00, with tickets priced at 15/22/24 euros. Click to see the full programme at the..

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Saturday 2nd February: 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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2nd February Lorca: Free open-air spectacular to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
Free entertainment outside the Lorca theatre in Plaza Calderón de la Barca In 1989 the historic Teatro Guerra in Lorca re-opened after a period of inactivity lasting two decades, reinstating this building as the oldest operative theatre in the Region of Murcia (it was built in 1861). To celebrate the 30th anniversary of that re-opening a free fiesta of light, sound and fireworks is promised in Plaza Calderón de la Barca, the square outside..

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5th February, Snow White, children’s theatre in English at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
Family entertainment at the historic theatre in the centre of the city of Lorca This production in English of Snow White forms part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca, which first opened in 1861 but fell into disuse for 20 years in the second half of the last century. Click here for the full programme at the Teatro Guerra from January to May 2019. The show on 5th February, which..

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8th February Lorca: Víctor Manuel in concert at the Teatro Guerra in Lorca
The veteran Spanish crooner appears at the main theatre in the city of Lorca Singer-songwriter Víctor Manuel has been an ever-present in the Spanish popular music scene since the 1960s, and visits Lorca as one of the dates on his “Casi nada está en su sitio” tour. This event forms part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca, which first opened in 1861 but fell into disuse for..

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9th February 2019 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..

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14th February 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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15th February Lorca: musical version of The Lady and the Tramp at the Teatro Guerra Lorca
La Dama y El Vagabundo at the historic main theatre in the city of Lorca This musical version of the canine romance made popular by the Disney studio, based on a novel by Ward Greene, is appropriate for all the family, and is being staged as part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca, which first opened in 1861 but fell into disuse for 20 years in the second half of the last century..

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16th February 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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17th February 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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23rd February Free 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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8th March Lorca: Opera Madame Butterfly at the Teatro Guerra Lorca
Puccini’s ever-popular opera at the historic main theatre in the city of Lorca One of the best-loved operas of all time, Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, was first performed at La Scala in Milan in 1904, and over a century later it is regarded as one of the composer’s three best works (along with La Bohème and Tosca). As part of the season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca this production..

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9th March 2019 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..

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March 23rd 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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23rd March Lorca: Marlango in concert at the Teatro Guerra Lorca
Pop, jazz and blues from the Technicolor album at the main theatre in Lorca Leonor Watling and Alejandro Pelayo present numbers from the latest album “Technicolor”, the latest in a series of eight which show jazz and blues influences in their style of pop: this is just one of the events which are taking place this spring in a season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the Teatro Guerra in Lorca. The concert on 23rd..

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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