July 22 Guided tour of the Torre Alfonsina in Lorca castle
The tower was built on the orders of Alfonso X in the 13th century when Lorca was a frontier city One of the most iconic elements of the historic castle of Lorca is the tower which was built under the orders of King Alfonso X “El Sabio”, who expelled the Moors from what is now the Region of Murcia in 1243 before inheriting the Crown of Castilla from his father, Fernando III. Following those events Lorca was a frontier city for around 250..

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July 29 Guided tour of the Torre Alfonsina tower in Lorca castle
The tower was built on the orders of Alfonso X in the 13th century when Lorca was a frontier city One of the most iconic elements of the historic castle of Lorca is the tower which was built under the orders of King Alfonso X “El Sabio”, who expelled the Moors from what is now the Region of Murcia in 1243 before inheriting the Crown of Castilla from his father, Fernando III. Following those events Lorca was a frontier city for around 250..

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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 imposing might of the Fortaleza del Sol in Lorca A visit to Lorca castle makes the centrepiece of a great day out for families or those with an interest in history, its spacious grounds hosting several interesting displays which focus on Medieval Murcia and the many cultures which have 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..

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Lorca visitors centre: Antiguo Convento de la Merced
The Lorca visitors’ centre in the former Convent of La Merced PLEASE CLICK TO SEE TEMPORARY OPENING INFORMATION FOR SUMMER 2020 FOLLOWING THE COVID CRISIS 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..

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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 medieval 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 medieval 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 of..

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