The annual Romería de la Candelaria in Alhama de Murcia
The Romería has been celebrated on 2nd February in Alhama for over 200 years Alhama de Murcia is one of the many towns in Spain to celebrate Candlemas and the feast day of the Virgen de la Candelaria on 2nd February, and has done so for over..

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15th March to 10th June Nacho Murillo at the Convent of San Francisco
Pinturas y collages can be viewed at the Sala de exposiciones temporales of the Claustro Alto, Museo Ciudad de Mula Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday between 10:00 and 14:00, closed on Tuesdays. Click for Mula tourist office which is within..

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Plaza Vieja in Alhama de Murcia
The former hub of social, political and economic life in Alhama The Plaza Vieja in Alhama de Murcia was the centre of local social, political and economic life in the town from the mid-14th century until as recently as the early 20th century..

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What’s on in Jumilla, cultural agenda from February to April 2019
A host of events including concerts, artisans’ days, exhibitions and plenty of activities for children The late winter and early spring is marked throughout Spain by Carnival and the Easter celebrations, but in Jumilla in the north of the Region..

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Alhama de Murcia free English language guided audio tour
Alhama de Murcia, a morning out visiting the historic spa town Alhama de Murcia has enjoyed tremendous success with its free guided tours of the town throughout the last few years, as many local residents had never ventured past the shopping..

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Exhibitions throughout the Murcia Region
There are always a considerable number of exhibitions on display throughout the Murcia Region in dedicated exhibition spaces and public buildings, all of which are free of charge to visitors. See the scrolling feed below for a selection of current..

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22nd April to 5th May 2019 Visit the paper carriages of Yecla prior to the Fiestas of San Isidro
The 5ª Ruta de Carrozas: Un Paseo entre Papelicos Each year the most northernly municipality in the Murcia region, Yecla, holds its annual Fiestas Patronales in honour of the patron saint of agriculturalists, San Isidro. These fiestas include..

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22nd to 28th April What's on in the Alhama de Murcia municipality
This week Alhama de Murcia continues to offer free daily ENGLISH language audiotours and there are fiestas in the outlying district of Las Cañadas Free audioguide in English available throughout the week Click here for all What's on in the..

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24th to 29th April preliminary events for the Fiestas of the Santísima Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz
Caravaca gears up for the annual running of the wine horses The main events in the annual fiestas of Caravaca de la Cruz, including the running of the wine horses, take place in the first couple of days of May, but the weekend before marks the..

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24th April to the 5th May Fiestas of the Santísima y Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz 2018
This includes the Running of the Wine Horses on 2nd May The core fiestas take place between the 1st and 5th May, with the preliminary activities beginning on 24th April. The Running of the Wine Horses is on the 2nd May The running of the..

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26th to 29th April Fiestas in La Molata, Cañadas de Alhama in Alhama de Murcia
This is an outlying district of the Alhama de Murcia municipality The pedania of La Molata (Cañadas de  Alhama) holds its annual fiestas patronales in honour of the Virgen de la Cabeza, these local fiestas including family games, competitions..

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April 27th FREE guided tour of the El Milano prehistoric site in Mula
This site contains prehistoric rock art remains and was also used as a burial site Further information available in Spanish about the site on www.abrigodelmilano.es The prehistoric site of el Milano in Mula is located 15 kilometres from the..

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Saturday 27th April: Free street theatre in Alhama de Murcia
An open-air performance suitable for a family audience 21:00 Free Circus Street Theatre. A spectacular featuring contemporary circus acts including jugglers, dance and something described only as "verticals" is offered in the atrium..

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 27th April Jumilla: FREE ENGLISH LANGUAGE guided tour of historical Jumilla and Ethnographical Museum
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: OLD TOWN OF JUMILLA AND ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM Language: ENGLISH (see feed below for dates of other English  and Spanish language tours) This FREE guided tour..

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27th April to 20th May 2019 Fiestas of San Isidro in Yecla
Held in honour of the patron saint of agriculture Each year the most northernly municipality in the Murcia region, Yecla, holds its annual Fiestas Patronales in honour of the patron saint of agriculturalists, San Isidro. These fiestas include..

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27th April day of the patron of Moratalla, Jesucristo Aparecido
Moratalla celebrates the day of its patron, el Día de Jesucristo Aparecido, Patrón de la Villa on the 27th April. The day of  Jesucristo Aparecido is celebrated every April in the north-westerly town of Moratalla and commemorates the appearance..

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28th April Jumilla: ENGLISH LANGUAGE castle tour
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous The English language tour departs at 10:15 from the Tourist Information Office. Please note that no transpòrt is provided, so a vehicle is required. Cost..

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Saturdays and Sundays: Jumilla castle open for visits
The castle above Jumilla is open on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the winter With the winter nights drawing in visiting times at the medieval castle which stands above the town of Jumilla are limited to weekend mornings until the end of..

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28th April guided tour of the Begastri Visigoth site and the wine school in Cehegín.
Begastri was a major Visigoth settlement in north-west Murcia The important archaeological site of Begastri, 3 kilometres from Cehegín, is offering a Spanish language tour of the remains of the hilltop fortress town followed bu a visit to the..

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3rd and 4th May  free live music in the Caravaca de la Cruz May Fiestas
Click here to see full programme of events within the Fiestas of la Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz, north-west Murcia. Free music and DJ sets in the Recinto Festero which is alongside the Salones Castillo de la Cruz: Friday 3rd May: Gazebo Dj..

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3rd to 5th May 2019: Free Folk in Alhama de Murcia as part of Los Mayos
Plenty of free folk is on offer during this important festive weekend XIX Alhama en Concierto Folk- Fiestas de Los Mayos 2019 As part of the Los Mayos celebrations in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia, a series of free folk music events..

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Friday 3rd May ENGLISH LANGUAGE guided wine tour in Jumilla
The minibus picks up from Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco - Friday 3rd May: SCENIC WINE TOUR (Secret Moorish Valley + Jumilla Winery) Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using..

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 4th and 18th May Jumilla castle tour
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous There are two Spanish language tours at 10.00 and 11.30 on each of the two dates.Cost 2.10 euros including Vat. Visit the Mediaeval castle in Jumilla..

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4th May Yecla Colors Party fun run and party
Participants will be covered in coloured paint The northernmost municipality of the Murcia Region, Yecla, is immersed in its fiestas in honour of San Isidro, patron saint of agriculturalists from the end of April to the middle of May. The central..

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5th May Guided tour of the Villa Vieja, or the former Moorish settlement in Calasparra
La Villa Vieja, which means old town is the location of the first true settlement in the area which is now Calasparra. This settlement was inhabited during the occupation of the area by the Moors and was probably a farming community, an alquer..

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11th May guided tour of the Santa Ana monastery in Jumilla in English and Spanish
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CONVENTO DE SANTA ANA (IN SPANISH) CONVENT OF SAINT ANNE (MOUNTAIN) Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and wine production, the municipality..

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 11th May guided tour of the Santa Ana monastery in Jumilla in English and Spanish
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CONVENTO DE SANTA ANA (IN SPANISH) CONVENT OF SAINT ANNE (MOUNTAIN) Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and wine production, the municipality..

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12th May Jumilla Free guided tour of Archaeological Museum and old quarter
Jumilla also offers many wine-producing bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CASCO ANTIGUO DE JUMILLA +MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO Language: Spanish (see feed below for dates of other English and Spanish language tours) This..

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Sunday 12th May Sendalhama: guided walking route in Moratalla, departing from Alhama de Murcia
Registration opens on the 26th March for this walk which is part of the annual Sendalhama series of guided walks and early booking is essential due to the popularity of the walks. These walks are run by the council of Alhama de Murcia and depart..

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 12th May 7.3 kilometre running race Subida a la Santa Totana
The route from Totana to La Santa includes a 317-metre climb XXIII Subida a La Santa The 23rd annual 7.3-kilometre “Subida a La Santa” race for athletes from the town centre of Totana up to the sanctuary of Santa Eulalia in the foothills..

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19th May Jumilla: ENGLISH LANGUAGE castle tour
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous The English language tour departs at 10:15 from the Tourist Information Office. Please note that no transpòrt is provided, so a vehicle is required. Cost..

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19th May 2019 FREE guided tour of historical Caravaca de la Cruz
Caravaca de la Cruz, guided visit of historical quarter Route date: 19th May 2019 Route name: Patrimonio Nobiliario CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ. Caravaca de la Cruz is one of only 5 Holy Cities in the world, due to the presence of part of the lignum..

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25th May Free guided tour to discover the baroque palaces of Cehegín
This north-westerly town is crammed with palatial homes The town of Cehegín still retains a significant number of the palatial houses formerly owned by the wealthy nobles who controlled the land surrounding the town and this tour visits several..

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Friday 31st May ENGLISH language Bullas Wine Tour with lunch and transport included
Pick-ups in Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco: Includes return trip in a minibus, tapas lunch, wine tastings and guided tour Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified..

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2nd June Jumilla castle tour
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous There are two Spanish language tours at 10.00 and 11.30.Cost 2.10 euros including Vat. Visit the Mediaeval castle in Jumilla after its recent restoration..

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1st June FREE ENGLISH language guided tour of Jumilla old town and Archaeological Museum
Jumilla also offers many wine-producing bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: OLD TOWN OF JUMILLA +ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Language: English (see feed below for dates of other Englishand Spanish language tours) This FREE..

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8th June guided tour of the Santa Ana monastery in Jumilla in English and Spanish
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CONVENTO DE SANTA ANA (IN SPANISH) CONVENT OF SAINT ANNE (MOUNTAIN) Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and wine production, the municipality..

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9th June Jumilla: Free guided tour of historical Jumilla and Ethnographical Museum
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CASCO ANTIGUO  DE JUMILLA +MUSEO ETNOGRÁFICO Language: Spanish (see feed below for dates of English language tours) This FREE guided tour explores some of..

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15th June Yecla: Nocturnal tour, legends and mysteries of Yecla
Spanish language tour: Visita nocturna: Leyendas y misterios de Yecla This evening tour recounts tales, legend and mysteries which are all part of the history of Yecla and follows a route through the old quarter of the town.Many of the locals..

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Totana alfareros see the future in the past
The Barrio de las Ollerias in Totana has produced ceramics for over 2,000 years There is a long history of ceramics and pottery in the town of Totana, in the south-west of the Region of Murcia, and visitors to the municipality can clearly..

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Special deals for the municipal gym and swimming pool in Alhama de Murcia
Prices cut to try and persuade more young people to pursue sporting activities Alhama de Murcia possesses excellent sporting facilities, amongst which is a well-equipped municipal gym and an indoor swimming pool. In order to encourage a larger..

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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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Totana traditions: 25th April Day of San Marcos
25th April is the Día de San Marcos (the feast day of Saint Mark), the protector saint of harvests, a date which is celebrated in the crop fields and mountains of the municipality of Totana and other locations of the region. The ritual by which..

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Guided tours of the Prehistoric Rock Art in Cieza
Rutas de Patrimonio (Heritage routes) Available from Stipa Tours (email info@stipaturismo.com, telephone 658 641101, English is spoken at this telephone number), these visits can be arranged to cover prehistoric rock art sites of Cieza, Cieza..

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Cueva del Arco in Cieza, prehistoric art and a site which was occupied by in Neanderthal times
The Cieza caves may help explain how and why the Neanderthals died out The Cueva del Arco in Cieza is a spectacular rock formation where a large arch has been formed by erosion, hence its name, and the caves in the area are also home to some of..

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Hotel La Mariposa; accommodation and adventure activities in the Sierra Espuña
Quad biking, buggy hire, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, laser clay pigeon shooting and rafting in the Sierra Espuña La Mariposa is a family-run hotel located in Gebas, in the heart of the natiral park of the Sierra Espuña, one of the Murcia..

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The historic traditions of pottery and ceramics in Totana
The Barrio de las Ollerias in Totana has been favoured by potters for over 2,000 years There is a long history of ceramics and pottery in the town of Totana, in the south-west of the Region of Murcia, a fact which is reflected not only in the..

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Use of picnic and BBQ points in the Sierra Espuña 2018 info
These can only be used during periods of low fire risk The Sierra Espuña natural park covers an area of 17,804 hectares, of which 25,000 is in a central forested zone, spreading across the municipalities of Aledo, Alhama de Murcia, Totana, Pliego..

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Annual fiestas in Totana
Local fiestas, fiestas patronales, Romería, Carnival and Auto de Los Reyes Magos in Totana The town and people of Totana are proud of their identity, and nowhere is this made clearer than in the traditions which are perpetuated through the..

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The sanctuary and church of Santa Eulalia in Totana
Renowned 17th-century murals and fabulous views at this rural religious complex inTotana 7 kilometres outside the town of Totana, in the wooded foothills of Sierra Espuña, is arguably the most attractive monument in the municipality, and almost..

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The Chapel of La Milagrosa or Iglesia Concepción in Totana
The chapel stands on the spot of the first known church in Totana The Capilla de la Milagrosa in Totana is a neo-Gothic structure which was built in the late 19th century on the spot formerly occupied by the 14th-century church dedicated to..

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Parroquía Santiago El Mayor in Totana
The church stands in the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre of Totana The 16th century parish church dedicated to Santiago, the patron saint of Spain, stands in the centre of Totana alongside the Town Hall and the Fuente de Juan de Uzeta in..

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The Arco de Ollerías aqueduct in Totana
The aqueduct was built in the 18th century to carry water from Sierra Espuña into Totana The aqueduct named “Arco de las Ollerías” is located at the northern end of the town centre of Totana, and was built in 1753 by local man Pedro de..

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A history of Totana
Successive cultures have left their mark on the town of Totana over the millennia Totana today is a pleasant and characterful town at the centre of a municipality which includes part of the mountains of Sierra Espuña and large areas of fertile..

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Totana Tourist Information Office
Oficina de Turismo de Totana Click for our recommendations of what to see, what to try and what to buy in Totana The Tourist Office in Totana is in the Plaza de la Balsa Vieja opposite the Town hall, right in the heart of the older quarter..

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 Monte Arabí in Yecla, prehistoric rock art, and a multitude of legends
Rock art at the sites in Yecla show several different periods of Prehistoric rock art The archaeological sites on Monte Arabí in the municipality of Yecla are considered among the most important in the Region of Murcia, containing prehistoric art..

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The Via Crucis in Totana, stunning sculpture set in the beautiful Sierra Espuna
A 1km walk with fabulous views alongside the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, Totana This Vía Crucis is an unexpected gem, set in the verdant hillsides of the Sierra Espuña. The road winds uphill for 1 kilometre from the picnic area of El Angél..

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Yecla Wine Route: Almazara Deortegas in Yecla
Organic extra virgen olive oil in Yecla Although the name of Yecla is synonymous with wine, it is also the scene of significant olive oil production, and visitors to Yecla are strongly advised to make every effort to either visit the Deortega olive..

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Sierra Espuña walking routes, the PR-MU 65 from La Santa in Totana to Aledo
A 2.6-kilometre walk in the picturesque foothills of Sierra Espuña This walk in the south-western foothills of Sierra Espuña follows an easy 2.6-kilometre route, starting at the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia in the La Sierra district outside..

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Sierra Espuña walking routes, the PR-MU 64 starting and finishing in La Santa in Totana
A 7-kilometre walk or ride in the picturesque foothills of Sierra Espuña The PR-MU 64 walking route in the south-western foothills of Sierra Espuña is described as being an easy 7.2-kilometre walk starting and finishing at the monastery of..

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Recommendations for what to visit in Totana
What to see, what to try and what to buy! There are three distinct choices for those planning a visit to Totana: around town, La Bastida or the Sierra Espuña, each offering a completely different side of this attractive municipality. First..

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Sierra Espuña walks, the Via Crucis between the Santuario de Santa Eulalia in Totana and the Corazón de Jesús viewing point
A 2.4-kilometre walk with great views in the foothills of Sierra Espuña This walk in the south-western foothills of Sierra Espuña follows a circular route starting and ending at the sanctuary and church dedicated to Santa Eulalia in the La..

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Casa Museo de Los Caballos del Vino Caravaca de la Cruz
A chance to see the incredible embroideries of the Running of the Wine Horses up close If you’re in the Region of Murcia on May 2nd then take the opportunity to witness one of the most memorable and unique fiestas to be seen anywhere in Spain and..

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El Paseo de Cieza
A central open space in which public events are held and locals relax Contains important artworks by artist José Lucas Ruíz The Paseo de Cieza is a central public area in Cieza, an open space in which many public events are held, a shaded walkway..

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How to book and navigate the Bullas Wine Routes, the Rutas del Vino
Practical information to help you enjoy a visit to Bullas The wine installations and attractions of the Rutas del Vino of Bullas can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or groups of any size. There are five Bodegas..

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Bullas: Accommodation
Rural houses, rooms, chalets and rental apartments in Bullas There are a range of accommodation options for those planning a visit to Bullas. These options all form part of the Rutas del Vino offering and can be booked by the night or for longer..

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Bullas wine route: The Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla
A step back in time on the Ruta del Vino to Bullas around the year 1900 The Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla in Bullas occupies a house which was originally built in the year 1723, but was remodeled in the late 19th century by one of the town’s most..

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La Rafa campsite and sports complex in Bullas
Campers and visitors can enjoy the restaurant and open-air pool at La Rafa The La Rafa campsite and sports and tourism complex is located just outside the southern end of the built-up area of the town of Bullas, and is also within walking distance..

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Fuente Juan de Uzeta Totana
Built in the eighteenth century, this was the main central supply of running water in the town The Fuente de Juan de Uzeta  is located right in the heart of the town of Totana in the Plaza de la Constitución, and was originally built as a central..

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Hand made tiles and personalised ceramics in Totana
Centuries old artisan traditions live on in the south-west of Murcia Totana has been a focal point for artisan ceramic production for many centuries, with natural sources of clay occurring locally, and although the market for hand produced items..

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Museo del Vino, the wine museum of Bullas
The history of Bullas is inextricably linked with wine production Grapes and wine are an intrinsic part of the history, economy and entire way of life of the town of Bullas in the north-west of the Region of Murcia, to the extent where it is very..

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The Salto del Usero in Bullas
The Bullas waterfall and rock pools offer an inland bathing alternative in the north-west of the Murcia Region The Salto del Usero is one of the most widely enjoyed natural beauty spots in the Region of Murcia, and during the summer is used as an..

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Torta de Pimiento Molido: A Totana speciality
This can also be found in other areas of the south-west of Murcia, each claiming it as their own! Every municipality of the Murcia region has its own local specialities or culinary peculiarities, usually linked to the local production of a specific..

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El Ángel picnic and recreation area in the Sierra Espuña
This is opposite the Sanctuary of La Santa One of the most popular picnic and recreation areas in the Sierra Espuña natural park is that of El Ángel, opposite the sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, or the Santuario de la Santa. The Sierra Espuña..

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Totana railway station
The rail journey between Totana and Murcia takes around half an hour Like many towns in Spain, Totana is endowed with a railway station which is not actually in the town centre but in the outskirts, although in this case it is at least close to..

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El Grifo Picnic Area in the Sierra Espuña
Área Recreativa El Grifo The Sierra Espuña is a vast wooded area spread across several municipalities including Totana, Alhama de Murcia, Aledo, Mula and Pliego, and is the ideal venue in which to enjoy walking and picnics throughout the year...

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Caravaca de la Cruz, Archaeological Museum Museo Arqueológico municipal de la Soledad
The Museo Arquelogico de la Soledad in Caravaca de la Cruz The Region of Murcia has an extraordinary history and pre-history, with rich archaeological remains at over 2,000 sites dating back to the earliest dawn of the existence of humans...

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Via Ferreta climbing route Cieza
A new opportunity for climbing enthusiasts and adventure sports fans in Cieza The Cañón de Almadenes, a spectacular gorge down which the River Segura flows in the municipalities of Cieza and Calasparra, has become one of the leading destinations..

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The Museo de Siyâsa in Cieza
The precursor of modern Cieza was an important Moorish Medina which sits atop a craggy peak above the modern town Cieza has been occupied for more than 7,000 years and the Museo de Siyâsa contains artifacts excavated from sites throughout the municipality..

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Cristóbal Gabarrón in the Casa Pintada, Mula
The Casa Pintada is home to a permanent exhibition of works by this Mula born artist Mula is the home of the Casa Pintada, an exhibition centre dedicated to the work of artist and sculptor Cristóbal Gabarrón, who was born in Mula. Gabarrón..

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MABS Northwest market stall, Calasparra
FORTHCOMING MABS EVENTS IN CALASPARRA (MURCIA NORTH WEST) First and Third Friday of each month - MABS Market Stall in Calasparra Market – 9.00 am - 1.00 pm Situated opposite the Gran Via café For further information on Calasparra events..

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Moratalla history
Since prehistory Moratalla has been home to makind due to its abundant natural resources Moratalla has a rich and varied history, its abundant natural resources exploited by settlers throughout its history, a constant stream of inhabitants leaving..

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Christmas in Cieza
Cieza celebrates the route of the nativity scenes each Christmas Christmas is a special time for the residents of Cieza,  not only for its religious importance but also because it is a traditional time for families to get together.El Pregón de..

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Plaza de Abastos, Cieza
Cieza indoor market One of the most enjoyable aspects of visiting Spanish towns is the existence of traditional market halls, Plaza de Abastos, selling a range of local fresh produce and goods on a daily basis. These are usually supplemented by..

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Weekly markets north and north-west Murcia
Regular markets in the north and north-west of Murcia Not all weekly markets are set in stone, and if they coincide with public holidays they may be cancelled or postponed. In addition, days can change, so if you're not sure a call to the relevant..

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Weekly Markets South West Murcia
Regular Markets in the South West of Murcia Not all weekly markets are set in stone, and if they coincide with public holidays they may be cancelled or postponed. In addition, days can change, so if you're not sure a call to the relevant tourist..

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Weekly Markets in Totana
Wednesday is market day in Totana, Friday in El Paretón The weekly market in Totana is held every Wednesday in the Rambla de la Santa and Calle Calvo Sotelo. It's not hard to find: the main stalls run alongside the rambla in the centre of the..

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Monasterio de la Inmaculada Concepción
Convent of the Immaculate Conception, Cieza The Monasterio de la Inmaculada Concepción was erected in 1750 as a convent and church of the “Real Orden de Madres Descalzas”, belonging to the religious order of Santa Clara, and for this reason..

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Ermita de San Bartolomé, Cieza
The hermitage of San Bartolome, Cieza The hermitage of San Bartolome, which is still in use today, is thought to be the oldest Christian construction in Cieza and was built when the town was initially founded.  A primitive hermitage was constructed..

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10km walking/cycling route, leaving from Cieza town
Route 1 La Isla– El Horno, from Cieza town This is a cycling and walking route through Cieza which is an ideal way to discover the beauty of the Ciezan countryside enjoy the fruit orchards and agricultural areas of the municipality, including..

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Cycling, walking, driving route 2, Cieza routes
Route 2 La Brujilla This route could be cycled, walked or driven through the Cieza municipality.  The route passes through the peach orchards and agricultural cultivated areas which make Cieza such an attractive location to visit, particularly..

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Driving route of Cieza to see La Floración
Route 3 La Parra –El Horno -  El Acho This is a drivable tarmac route through Cieza and is designed for those who want to enjoy a drive through the peach orchards during La Floración, although can also be driven at any time of the year to..

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Santuario de la Virgen del Buen Suceso, Cieza
Sanctuary of the Virgen of Good Deeds, Cieza The Santuario de la Virgen del Buen Suceso is a small hermitage which is dedicated to the Virgen del Buen Suceso, the patrona of Cieza.  It is located on the Atalaya hillside and has the most spectacular..

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Cieza, Semana Santa
Semana Santa de Cieza Semana Santa (Holy week) in Cieza dates back more than 450 years and has been declared of national tourism interest, making it one of the most important in the Region of Murcia. Semana Santa in Cieza is known for the quality..

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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Cieza
The church of La Asunción in Plaza Mayor, Cieza The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Cieza, is situated on one side of Plaza Mayor, between the streets of San Pedro and Cartas. It is a spacious and open building , notable for its..

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Lacemaking in Cieza
El encaje de bolillos (Handmade lace) Lace making is an ancient western tradition which is practiced widely throughout  Continental Europe and is still undertaken by thousands of people across Spain today.  Making lace is something seen infrequently..

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Ciezan olives, the Oliva Mollar de Cieza
La Oliva Mollar de Cieza Every area of Murcia has its own unique gastronomical traditions, dictated by local climate, growing conditions and the sharp contrasts in geographical locations which make the traditional dishes of the region so distinctive..

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Iglesia y Convento de San Joaquín y San Pascual, Cieza
Church and Monastery of San Joaquín and San Pascual, Cieza The building of the Church and Monastery of San Joaquín and San Pascual is in the centre of the town, between calles Mesones, callejón de los Frailes and the plaza called Esquina del..

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Fiesta of La Cruz de Mayo Cieza
Incorporating the return of Cristo del Consuelo to his hermitage The celebration of the Crosses of May incorporates 2 distinct elements: one, the erection of the Cross of May, and secondly the transfer of the figure of Cristo del Consuelo from the..

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Fiestas del Escudo in Cieza: La  Invasión
Taking place annually in late April and early May The “Fiestas del Escudo” in Cieza are based on events which took place in Cieza on 6th April 1477,  when the town was attacked by Moorish Nazrid troops from Granada. Cieza had formerly been..

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Cieza monthly artesan market, Mercadillo de los Frailes
Cieza, Mercadillo de los Frailes (Monks market) On the first Sunday of each month, from the months of October through to May there is a Mercadillo de los Frailes (Friars market) in the Plaza de España, in Cieza.  Its objective is to encourage and..

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Feria y Fiestas de San Bartolomé, Cieza
Fiestas and fair in honour of Saint Bartholomew and fair. Festivities to celebrate the Patron Saint’s day of Cieza, San Bartolomé, take place between the 24th and 31st August. This is a big week for Cieza, with a lot of activities and events..

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Walking Routes Cieza, the PR MU-11, to Medina Siyasa
Sendero PR-MU 11: Medina Siyâsa (Route PR-MU 11) The PR-MU 11, Medina Siyâsa, is an 8.5km long walking route in the municipality of Cieza, a signposted circular walk which runs alongside the Vega del Segura river close to the town, and passes..

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Cieza, Epiphany, Three Kings and Auto de los Reyes Magos
Cabalgata and the Auto de los Reyes Magos In Spain the celebration of Three Kings or Epiphany, has always been more important than Christmas day, although today more and more families are enjoying both celebrations. It is a tradition throughout..

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Ermita del santo Cristo del Consuelo
The Hermitage of Cristo del Consuelo The existing hermitage is a striking  and outstanding building which is clearly visible across the river from the town, set amongst the peach orchards which surround Cieza.The building was designed by José..

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Melocotón de Cieza, the peaches of Cieza
5000 hectares of peaches are planted in Cieza The most important element of Cieza´s gastronomy and agriculture is undoubtedly the peach.   The quality of its aroma and taste give peaches from Cieza a unique identity.  This is the most important..

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Walking routes Cieza, the PR-MU 25
Almadenes – Almorchón, 13.3 kilometres The PR-MU 25, Almadenes - Almorchón, is a medium length popular walking route in Cieza and is a well sign posted, circular route through one of the most characteristically Ciezan areas of the municipality..

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Lumbres de san Antón (Fires of Saint Anthony) Cieza
San Antón is celebrated throughout Spain on the 17th January It is a tradition throughout Spain to celebrate the day of San Antón with bonfires and other festivities.   “La lumbre de San Antón, que salga la vieja del rincón”(The fire of..

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Carnival in Cieza
Carnival is a popular custom in Cieza before the onset of lent Carnaval (Carnival is spelt carnaval in Spain) is a Spanish custom throughout Spain and the Catholic World which takes place just before the start of Lent and 40 days before Easter...

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Cieza tourist office
Oficina de Turismo de Cieza The Tourist Information office in Cieza is centrally located in Cieza, opposite the historical indoor market place, which is an ideal location to buy fresh fruit and local produce whilst visiting the town.

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Cieza, Medina Siyasa
The 13th century Moorish town of Medina Siyâsa in Cieza Cieza is the home of one of the best preserved 11th to 13th century Moorish town settlements on the Spanish peninsula: Siyâsa, located 5km outside of modern day Cieza high above the town..

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The Cueva-sima de la Serreta, Cieza
The Cave of La Serreta, Cieza An important cave containing prehistoric rock paintings in the Almadenes gorge, Cieza. This is an interesting cave containing Neolithic rock art and Roman remains, which can be visited by prior arrangement as part..

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Molino de Cebollo or Molino de Teodoro , Cieza
The Cebollo or Teodoro mill The Teodoro mill is an important vestige of Cieza’s agricultural heritage and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the best preserved watermills in the Region of Murcia, having been in use from the 15th to the..

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The Acequia Andelma, Cieza
The Andelma waterway, Cieza The fertile River Segura valley is fed by the waters from the river, and has attracted occupation since prehistory due to its rich soils and abundance of water.( See History of Cieza) Alongside the river is an attractive..

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Mercadillo El Zacatín, Bullas artisan market
The monthly artisan market of El Zacatin in Bullas The artisan market of El Zacatín is held throughout the year on the first Sunday of each month between 10.00 and 14.00. El Zacatín is an atmospheric and popular artisan market, taking place..

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Bullas Tourist Information Office
Oficina de turismo de Bullas The Tourist information office which covers the municipality of Bullas is part of the same complex  housing the Museo del Vino, the Wine Museum, focusing on one of the principal activities in the area of Bullas: wine..

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Moratalla Tourist Information Office
Oficina de Turismo de Moratalla The tourist office in Moratalla is located below the Town hall at the main entrance into the centre of the Moratalla Urban centre. Moratalla is best known for its natural attractions, walking routes and beautiful..

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La Bastida Totana
La Bastida is an important Argaric settlement The La Bastida Argaric settlement in Totana is open for guided visits at weekends, with the hours varying according to the time of year; From 1st October to 31st May from 10:00 to 14:00 and from the..

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History rewritten, 4200 year old bronze age fortress unveiled at La Bastida, Totana
This is the first Bronze Age fortification in Europe with this degree of military technology The greatest problem with archaeology is that the more we learn, the less we know, and developments in technology and improvements in archaeological techniques..

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The Argarics in Murcia
The Argaric culture was present in Bronze Age Murcia between 2200 and 1550 BC The Region of Murcia is rich in archaeological sites, this part of Southern Spain attracting a number of cultures throughout its history, drawn by the abundant natural resources..

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History of Mula
Mula has a strategic location and natural resources which give it an amazingly rich history Water resources and strategic importance have defined the history of Mula from prehistory to modern day history, its natural water sources and position as..

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La Torre del Reloj, Mula
Mula clock tower La Torre del Reloj The clock tower in Mula is one of the few remaining towers of its kind in the Region of Murcia and was used in a pre-digital era for communication in a largely rural community. This tower would chime out the..

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Glorieta Juan Carlos I , Mula
The Glorieta Juan Carlos I, Mula, a characterful square The Glorieta is currently an oasis of cooling green shade, with established, mature trees, and plants, seating areas and quiet corners, surrounded by a blend of historical and contemporary..

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Casa Pintada Mula
The Casa Pintada and Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón Mula The Casa Pintada in Mula is an essential stop-off point for anyone enjoying a street tour of the historic old quarter of Mula, being both an attractive and emblematic building in its own..

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Museo-Fundación Casa Pintada y Centro Cristóbal Gabarrón
Museo-Fundación Casa Pintada y Centro Cristóbal Gabarrón de Interpretación de la Cultura Contemporánea. This is located within the Casa Pintada, one of Mulas noble houses with a distinctive sgraffito fachada in red and white. Click Casa Pintada..

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Museo de Arte de San Miguel Arcángel de Mula
The Saint Michael Art Museum, Mula MUSEO DE ARTE de SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL in Mula Right next to the Church of San Miguel in central urban Mula is the Museo de Arte de San Miguel, which holds a collection of religious artworks donated by Don Pedro..

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Santuario del Niño Jesús de Balate, El Niño de Mula
This hermitage is located in El Niño de Mula, 3 km from the centre of Mula Santuario del Niño Jesús de Balate This little sanctuary is located in El Niño de Mula, a small hamlet about 3 kilometres from the centre of Mula. The village owes..

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Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel, Mula
San Miguel Arcángel is the main church in Mula The Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel, the church of Saint Michael. is the main parroquial church in Mula, and is located in the urban centre of the town in Plaza Mayor and opposite the Town Hall, accessed..

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 Mula Tourist Office
Oficina de Turismo de Mula The Mula Tourist office is located in the Convento de San Francisco on the edge of the Mula historical old quarter. There is parking nearby, although this is limited, but there is plenty of parking in the streets of the..

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Museum of El Cigarralejo, Mula
Museo de Arte Ibérico El Cigarralejo, Mula The El Cigarralejo Museum in Mula houses finds from the El Cigarralejo Iberian site which is located 4 kilometres from the centre of Mula town, in a strategic position overlooking important prehistoric..

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 Romería of the Niño de Jesús de Balate de Mula
The story behind el Niño de Mula Fiestas de El Niño de Mula Each year Mula celebrates the  Fiestas de El Niño de Mula, with a Romería in two stages: the bajada, in which the image of the Niño de Mula is carried down from his sanctuary into..

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The Fajardos, Marqueses de Los Vélez
The Marqueses de los Vélez, the Fajardos, a name frequently seen in the Region of Murcia The names of Vélez and Fajardo are frequently seen throughout the Region of Murcia, linked with castles, Murcia Cathedral, the history of various municipalities..

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Nicklaus Golf Course, Condado de Alhama Resort
The 18 hole, 72 par golf course is in the Condado de Alhama resort. The Condado de Alhama Golf Resort is constructed around a green gem: the Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf Course. Built by Polaris World, the Condado de Alhama Golf Resort..

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Mula Castle, el Castillo de los Vélez
Mula, Fortaleza de la familia Fajardo This castle is the foremost landmark of the city of Mula, perched on top of the hill which protects Mula from its neighbours to the north, dominating the skyline, the town crouched at its feet. It was built..

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El Cigarralejo, Iberian site, Mula
El Cigarralejo, Necropolis and sanctuary, Mula Mula is the home of one of the most important Iberian archaeological sites in not only the Region of Murcia, but also Spain, a site comprising town settlement, burial necropolis and religious sanctuary..

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Begastri Cehegin
Introduction to Begastri, Cehegín Location of Begastri The site is 3km from the centre of Cehegín and is located on the edge of the Vía Verde, popular with both walkers and cyclists alike, a former railway line which linked Murcia and Caravaca..

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Mula, Castillo de Alcalá
Mula, The Castle of Alcalá The town of Mula as we know it today, owes its location to the Moorish invasion and occupation of southern Spain, which began in this area during  713AD with the Pact of Tudmir and effectively ended in 1243 with the..

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6th May, Moratalla, Romería to the Casa de Cristo.
Romería of the Casa de Cristo, Moratalla, 6th May This is the Romería of Jesucristo Aparecido, patron of the town of Moratalla. In this Romería, he returns to his hermitage, which is up at the Casa de Cristo, accompanied by the Virgen de..

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May, Las Cruces de Mayo, The crosses of May, a spring fiesta across the Region of Murcia
The Crosses of May is celebrated across Spain Mayday is traditionally a time to celebrate the Spring and the 1st May is a national red day and Bank Holiday in Spain. However, many fiestas also take place on the 3rd May and combine with the Mayday..

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Moratalla, day of Jesucristo Aparecido, 19th April
Moratalla celebrates the day of its patron, el Día de Jesucristo Aparecido, Patrón de la Villa on the 19th April. The day of  Jesucristo Aparecido is celebrated every 19th April and commemorates the appearance of Jesucristo to a shepherd, who..

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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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Moratalla, Semana Santa
Semana Santa in Moratalla In Moratalla, they say, there is no room for silence, and never has a truer word been spoken in the case of the drumming on the Thursday, Friday and Sunday of the local Holy Week celebrations. No explanation exists regarding..

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Totana Semana Santa
Totana Semana Santa processions schedule The Holy Week celebrations in Totana are especially well known, and are amongst the most important of the Region of Murcia. The processions date back to the 18th century, and nowadays feature 16 different..

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The Order of Santiago in Murcia
The Order of Santiago (1243-1856) Santiago is the Patron Saint of Spain, and is known as Saint James in English. The Order of Santiago is associated with a red cross, its tail displayed as a sword, the heraldic term for this being a fleury fitchy..

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General Information Sierra Espuña
Sierra Espuña Flora and Fauna The vast forests of the Sierra Espuña create a haven for wildlife, and the variety of conditions ensure a wide variety of specimens for those with an interest in nature, flora and fauna. The Ricardo Codorníu visitor..

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An introduction to Sierra Espuña
The Sierra Espuña, Region of Murcia The Sierra Espuña is a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year, with a vast range of options available to those looking for an enjoyable day out in the..

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Ricardo Codorníu Visitor Centre, Sierra Espuña
Centro de Visitantes Ricardo Codorníu A central information point for visitors to Sierra Espuña It can almost be said that Sierra Espuña was created in 1889, the inspiration of one man, Ricardo Codorníu, a native of  Cartagena who was..

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Outlying districts of Alhama de Murcia: Gebas
Spectacular landscapes in the foothills of Sierra Espuña and the Barrancos de Gebas The village of Gebas is in the north of the municipality of Alhama de Murcia, 10 kilometres from the town itself, right on the edges of two of the most spectacular..

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Mirador de la Muela and Pino Gordo.
Sierra Espuña viewing point Mirador de la Muela Pino Gordo The Sierra Espuña is full of trails and paths which can be followed by keen walkers and not such enthusiastic walkers alike, as well as viewing points and points of interest. Those..

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A history of Alhama de Murcia
The connection with water runs from the Roman baths to the Tajo-Segura supply canal These days Alhama de Murcia is a prosperous medium-sized town in the south-west of the Region of Murcia, approximately half way between the cities of Murcia and..

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Fiestas in Alhama de Murcia
Alhama de Murcia, Calendar of Fiestas and Celebrations Throughout the year Alhama de Murcia celebrates a number of Fiestas, as well as enjoying a busy Cultural programme of artesan markets, guided tours, exhibitions and concerts. The most important..

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Semana Santa in Alhama de Murcia
Alhama de Murcia, Semana Santa schedule of parades Semana Santa (Holy Week or Easter Week), is probably the most important week in the religious calendar within the Region of Murcia. Unlike the more subdued celebrations in the UK, Semana Santa..

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The church of San Lázaro Obispo in Alhama de Murcia
The church of San Lázaro Obispo Alhama de Murcia, hours of service The church of San Lázaro Obispo is built on the remains of an ancient Christian church, which in turn was possibly built over the old mosque, a logical conclusion given the..

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The parish church of La Concepción in Alhama de Murcia
The current church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception  dates from the 18th century Murcia was one of the first parts of Spain where devotion to the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) flourished..

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The Los Baños archaeological museum in Alhama de Murcia
"Los Baños" Archaeological Museum The "Los Baños" archaeological museum of Archena de Murcia, which is next to the church of San Lázaro at the foot of the hill on which the castle stands, was created in order to preserve..

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The castle of Alhama de Murcia
The fortress of Alhama was built by the Moors and later occupied by Christian feudal lords During its history the Region of Murcia has been occupied by a series of cultures which define both its character and the people who live here today, and..

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Plaza de Abastos food market in Alhama de Murcia
The public marketplace of Alhama de Murcia The main covered food market of Alhama de Murcia was built in 1928 following the design of architect Pedro Cerdán, who was born in Torre Pacheco. He was responsible for several important buildings throughout..

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Weekly market and indoor food market in Alhama de Murcia
The weekly market in Alhama de Murcia is held on Tuesdays Alhama holds its weekly street market on Tuesday mornings in Avenida Juan Carlos I, where traders are usually setting up at 8.00 and the market closes at around 14.00. It's a good-sized..

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The Pósito municipal grain store in Alhama de Murcia
Pósito Municipal, Alhama de Murcia El Pósito Municipal or municipal grain store of Alhama de Murcia is a large 18th-century building which was restored in 2006 and was used to house cereal crops and regulate the trading of grain, traditionally..

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Casa de la Tercia, Alhama de Murcia
The former tithe collection building was one of the most important in Alhama de Murcia The Casa de la Tercia is the grain store built by the Marquises de los Vélez in the 18th century, the coat of arms dating it to 1755. It is called the "..

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Complejo Deportivo Guadalentín, sports complex in Alhama de Murcia
Alhama de Murcia sports facilities - Complejo Deportivo Guadalentín A sports facility in the outskirts of Alhama de Murcia with good range of facilities: Running track, gymnasium, artificial grass football pitch and five-a-side pitch, 3 petanque..

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Pabellón Municipal de Deportes Adolfo Suárez in Alhama de Murcia
The municipal sports pavilion of Alhama The municipal sports paviliion of Alhama de Murcia is next to the indoor swimming pool and fitness rooms complex, and offers a full range of classes in a wide range of sports which are held inside the..

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Sports facilities and clubs in Alhama de Murcia
A wide range of sports facilities in Alhama Alhama has an impressive range of sports facilities and clubs, as well as an active sporting scene. There are public indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness and aerobics classes, tennis, padel tennis..

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Alhama de Murcia indoor swimming pool
Public swimming pool and gym in Alhama de Murcia Alhama de Murcia indoor swimming pool and fitness gym This municipal complex in Alhama de Murcia offers a 25-metre pool, a beginners' pool, a gymnasium and a multi-use fitness room. There..

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The Iberians 750 BC to 1st Century BC
Definition of Iberian culture in Murcia, 750 BC to around 1st Century BC Traces of the Iberian culture are found time and time again across the Region of Murcia, yet this culture is something that´s quite difficult to define in narrow terms as..

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Alhama de Murcia Martes Santo, Holy Tuesday
Semana Santa Alhama de Murcia How the same event can assume so many personalities and have so many unique facets is a fascinating journey for someone with an inquisitive bent to their nature, and visitors to the Region can be sure of a varied journey..

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José María Párraga Luna, Alhama mural
One of the best-known Murcian artists of the 20th century José María Párraga Luna (May 20th 1937-13th April 1997) José María Parraga was born in the Cartagena district of Alumbres, and moved to Alquerias, close to Murcia at the age of..

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Pozos de nieve, the snowhouses, Totana, Sierra Espuña
Family walks in the Sierra Espuña Pozos de Nieve, short route The Sierra Espuña is a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year, with a vast range of options available to those looking for..

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Family walks in the Sierra Espuña, the route of the dinosaurs
Family walks in the Sierra Espuña The dinosaur walk, La Senda del dinosaurio This is a lovely route for a family or for those who don´t want to have to walk too far, but want to enjoy the beauty of the Sierra Espuña and its pine clad slopes..

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Mula, The Roman Villa of Los Villaricos
Mula, Villa Romano de Los Villaricos Mula is the location of a major, large scale Roman agricultural villa, in the area of Villaricos, close to the banks of the River Mula. This is one of the most important agricultural villas in the Region of..

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Sporting installations in Totana
Totana, Tennis , Padel and Fronton courts, swimming pools and football pitches Totana , Sporting installations, Hours and facilities.    Pabellón de Deportes Manolo Ibáñez Calle Pliego Click for map, Calle Pliego This is the..

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Museum of ethnic instruments, the Carlos Blanco Fadol collection, Barranda
The Museo de Música Étnica, Barranda The man responsible for this amazing place is one individual.  Carlos Blanco Fadol. There are many accomplished musicians throughout the world with a passion for music, who are moved to explore their art..

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Museo Carrilero, Caravaca de la Cruz, sculptural museum
Caravaca de la Cruz, Museo Carrilero, the art and sculptures of Jose Carrilero Sculptor José Carrilero Gil was born in 1928 in Caravaca de la Cruz, in the building which now houses a museum dedicated to his works, the Museo Carrilero. His father..

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Las Fuentes del Marques and the Torreón de los Templarios
The Centro de Interpretacion (Nature Centre), Las Fuentes del Marques. This is an attractive natural park area, about 2km from the centre of Caravaca itself and is the ideal place to escape the milling crowds, go for a quiet, tranquil pic-nic and..

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Museo de la Vera Cruz Caravaca de la Cruz
The Museo de la Cruz within the walls of the medieval castle of Caravaca The Basílica de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca stands on the top of the hill behind the city, within the walls of the castle and alongside the museum dedicated to the True Cross..

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Caravaca de la Cruz Museo Etnografico en Miniatura Angel Reinon
An extraordinary collection of miniatures dedicated to the ethnographic history of Caravaca de la Cruz This is an extraordinary little museum and anyone who loves remarkable engineering and appreciates skilled craftsmanship should go and see it..

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