Maximum air quality alert in Cartagena
Lorca also activates emergency protocols as PM10 readings soar all over the Region of Murcia The cloud of mineral dust from north Africa which caused the city of Murcia to activate its Level 2 contamination protocol on Thursday has gone a stage..

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Medieval city wall collapse closes road leading out of Lorca
Rubble cannot be cleared from the road to La Parroquia and Vélez Rubio because the wall is an item of cultural heritage The RM-701 road which leads out of the city of Lorca towards La Parroquia and Vélez Rubio was remained closed to traffic..

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Semana Santa in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Jumilla promoted at the Fitur fair
The Costa Cálida stand in Madrid also highlights the gastronomy of the Region of Murcia The 2020 edition of the annual FITUR tourism fair, one of the largest events of its kind in the world, began on Wednesday in Madrid (although the doors will..

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Images of the snow in Lorca on 20th January
Images of the higher areas of the Lorca municipality on Monday 20th January. Although Lorca has coastal Mediterranean beaches, the terrain rises up considerably heading towards the border with Caravaca de la Cruz and the "altas pedan..

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Schools closed by snow in the north-west and other parts of Murcia
An unexpected day off for pupils in Yecla, Jumilla, Caravaca and numerous other municipalities The combination of snow, rain and strong winds has forced the closure of schools in many parts of the Region of Murcia, especially in the north-west..

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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..

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1,000 marijuana plants confiscated from hydroponic plantation in Lorca warehouse
The plantation was in an attic which could only be accessed by a lift A man has been arrested in the municipality of Lorca after an investigation by the local police in conjunction with the Policía Nacional resulted in the discovery of an indoor..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Marco Topo a free fun family game for visitors to Lorca
Marco Topo is an interactive adventure game which has been tailored to the centre of Lorca A new version of the internet adventure game for children named Marco Topo has been created for the city of Lorca, and family groups are welcome to collect..

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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..

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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..

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Saturday 1st February 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..

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Saturday 1st February 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..

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 2nd February Charity dog walk to Lorca castle followed by a doggy day in the fortress
The patron saint of animals, San Antón is honoured in a charity day full of animal activities The annual solidarity dog walk and dog day held at Lorca castle in honour of the patron saint of animals, San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony the Great)..

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Sunday 2nd February 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..

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2nd February 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..

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Saturday 8th February 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..

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Sunday 9th 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..

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13th February ENGLISH LANGUAGE FREE GUIDED TOUR of monumental Lorca
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..

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Sunday 16th February 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..

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Sunday 16th February 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..

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23rd February Free guided tour to unlock the Irish secret of Lorca
A free guided Spanish language tour of central Lorca Visita teatralizada el secreto del irlandés   This is a new free tour offered by the Tourist Office in Lorca for 2020 and examines why the Irish played an important ròle in the history..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Sunday 8th March 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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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22nd March Free guided tour to unlock the Irish secret of Lorca
A free guided Spanish language tour of central Lorca Visita teatralizada el secreto del irlandés   This is a new free tour offered by the Tourist Office in Lorca for 2020 and examines why the Irish played an important ròle in the history..

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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 Jos..

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3rd to 12th April 2020 Semana Santa in Lorca
Lorca celebrates Easter week in inimitably spectacular style (Click to contact the tourist office by phone or email - Lorca Tourist Office - or click here for recommended hotels and other accommodation in and around the city.) Semana Santa..

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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 Cofrad..

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Introduction to the Lorca biblical embroideries and museums
The spectacular embroideries of Semana Santa in Lorca can be seen throughout the year in these four museums Lorca embroideries are famed throughout Spain Every town and city in the Region of Murcia has its curiosities, quirks and unique traditions..

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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..

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The Museo Azul de la Semana Santa in Lorca; MASS
Lorca is famed for the embroideries featured in the annual biblical processions in Easter Week (Semana Santa) One of the most impressive and ebullient expressions of faith which can be seen anywhere in the Region of Murcia is the remarkable collection..

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The MuBBla embroidery museum in Lorca, embroideries of the Paso Blanco
Exquisite embroidery features in the annual biblical processions of Lorca Semana Santa (Easter week) in Lorca is an extraordinary week, as although the religious acts follow the similar pattern of processions charting the last acts of drama in the..

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The “Nicolás Salzillo, Il Maestro” museum of the Paso Morado in Lorca
The museum contains pieces relating to the Semana Santa processions in Lorca Lorca has gained a fully justified reputation for artistic creativity due to the incredible biblical processions of Semana Santa week, the robes, standards and embroideries..

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The MuPaEn embroidery museum in Lorca, the Paso Encarnado
This is one of four museums dedicated to the embroideries of the Semana Santa processions in Lorca The Museo de Bordados del Paso Encarnado, often known by the acronym MuPaEn, is one of four museums in Lorca  dedicated to the remarkable embroideries..

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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..

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The archaeological museum in Lorca
The oldest cloth in Europe and a journey through the history of Lorca from pre-history until the 15th century By no means every town or city in Spain has enough archaeological wealth to boast its own museum, but in the case of Lorca the sites..

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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..

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