Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra
Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra One of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the Region of Murcia is that of the Virgen de la Esperanza in Calasparra. This little sanctuary is cut into the rock face of a sheer cliff overlooking..

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5 great destinations in the north-west of Murcia during the Holy Jubilee Year of 2024 in Caravaca
Caravaca and its neighbours Cehegín, Bullas, Calasparra and Bullas all offer a fascinating range of experiences to visitors The city of Caravaca de la Cruz is one of only 5 to have been awarded the status of “Holy Cities” by the Vatican and is..

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The nature reserve of the riverbank woodland in Cañaverosa
A lush green environment on the banks of the upper reaches of the Segura in Calasparra and Moratalla Cañaverosa is the only one of the three nationally recognized nature reserves in the Region of Murcia to be located on land, with the other two both..

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Saturday evenings in August, A La Luna de Barranda music festival in Caravaca
Four free concerts by Spanish folk groups in the village of Barranda The annual “A La Luna de Barranda” season of free summer evening concerts is being held during the month of August with Spanish musicians delighting the audiences in the cool..

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Weekly street market in Calasparra
Friday is market day in Calasparra: fresh fruit and veg and a range of other goods For many expats and visitors, one of the great joys of shopping in Spain is the opportunity to buy fresh products and bargain clothes in the weekly local markets..

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Torre del Reloj, Calasparra
The clock tower, Calasparra This tower was first built in an era when only the very wealthy were able to afford watches and clocks, farmers living their lives by the position of the sun and the hours of daylight throughout the year. Life was..

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Rafting on the River Segura and a chance to sample dishes made with Calasparra rice
Healthy exercise on the river followed by a delicious lunch or dinner in Calasparra For many people summer in the Costa Cálida is limited to soaking up the rays on the beach and enjoying sundowners in a seafront restaurant or chiringuito, but a great..

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