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..

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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..

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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..

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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: 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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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 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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