July 2019 in Lorca Castle; opening times,special packages and prices
Lorca Castle can be enjoyed in the evening via a number of special packages, with or without tapas supper and is open 7 days a week during the summer Enjoy the cooler evening air during the summer months in Lorca. Lorca castle is widely known as the “Fortaleza del Sol” or fortress of the sun, and during the hottest months of the year daytime temperatures can detract from the pleasure of wandering around the extensive exhibits and interesting..

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Saturday evenings in July; evening meal and music inside Lorca castle
Thursday and Saturday evenings during July; Supper and live music in Lorca castle From 21.30 onwards every Thursday and Saturday evening, the cafetería in Lorca castle offers a night of live ambiental music, with supper included. Price: 24 euros for adults and children aged 13 and over. 14 euros for children aged 5-12. (ND During August this option will be available from Tuesday to Saturday in the evenings) Click for full information..

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Sunday 21st July 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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Every Thursday; supper and music inside Lorca castle
Thursday and Saturday evenings during July; Supper and live music in Lorca castle From 21.30 onwards every Thursday and Saturday evening, the cafetería in Lorca castle offers a night of live ambiental music, with supper included. Price: 24 euros for adults and children aged 13 and over. 14 euros for children aged 5-12. (ND During August this option will be available from Tuesday to Saturday in the evenings) Click for full information..

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Saturday 3rd August 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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Sunday 18th August 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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Lorca tourist information office
Oficina de Turismo de Lorca The tourist information office in Lorca can be found centrally located in one of the most important plazas of the city: the Plaza de España. This is next to historic buildings including the former Collegiate Church of San Patricio, the Salas Capitulares, the Town Hall and the traditional palatial houses which belonged to some of the most important families in Murcia in previous centuries. It is one of these..

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Lorca tourist wristband offers big discounts for the main attractions in Lorca
Lorca castle, the two principal Semana Santa embroidery museums of Lorca and more for only 8 euros The Lorca tourist wristband allows visitors to gain entrance to the principal tourist attractions in the city at a bargain price, offering fantastic value for money. The wristband is valid for two days and the locations included in the price fall logically into two different visits; one to the castle and the other to the city below...

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Lorca Castle The Fortaleza del Sol
The Fortaleza del Sol in Lorca A visit to Lorca castle is a great day out for families or those with an interest in history, its spacious grounds hosting several interesting displays which focus on Mediaeval Murcia and the many cultures which shaped the Region throughout its long history. Nicknamed the Fortaleza del Sol (the fortress of the sun), the castle was never taken by force at any point, although for many years it was situated in..

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Lorca visitors centre: Antiguo Convento de la Merced
The Lorca visitors’ centre in the former Convent of La Merced A good starting point for anyone visiting Lorca for the first time is the Centro de Visitantes located in the Antiguo Convento de la Merced. This an excellent base from which to work as it is easy to find and there is plenty of parking alongside, making it a good location from which to pick up a map and head into the narrow streets of the city centre on foot, without becoming..

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The Palacio de Guevara in Lorca
A magnificent 17th century baroque residence in the centre of Lorca The Palacio de Guevara, sometimes known as the Casa de las Columnas, is the most representative baroque building in the historic city centre of Lorca, and was officially recognized as an Item of Cultural Interest in 1984. Located on Calle Lope Gisbert alongside many other of the sumptuous residences occupied by the aristocracy of Lorca in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was..

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The Mediaeval Jewish quarter and Synagogue in Lorca
These were discovered during works to build a new Parador Hotel During construction works to build the Parador Hotel in Lorca, the remains of the only known Mediaeval Jewish Synagogue within the Region of Murcia was discovered, as part of the Jewish quarter inside the fortified walls of the Mediaeval castle. The Synagogue is the only one known to exist in Spain which has not been re-used as a religious building  following the tumultuous events..

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