Updated illumination improves displays at the Ethnography and Natural Science Museum in Jumilla
LED bulbs shed more light on exhibits at the Museo de Etnografía y Ciencias Naturales Jerónimo Molina Work has been completed at the fascinating Jerónimo Molina Ethnography and Natural Science Museum in Jumilla to update the lighting and security..

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Felled trees, hailstones and blocked roads after massive storm in Murcia
Northern Murcia suffered storm damage and flooding in some areas this Saturday   Intensa granizada en estos momentos sobre el municipio de #MolinadeSegura pic.twitter.com/myJSZTlC3x — 112 Región de Murcia (@112rmurcia) June 8, 2024  ..

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Mobile phone apps presented for hiking pilgrims heading for Caravaca this summer
The bilingual apps coincide with the Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz The tourist board of the Region of Murcia (ITREM) has presented two mobile device apps to help visitors making their way to Caravaca de la Cruz during this year of pilgrimage..

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11 unmissable sights to see during Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz
A magical history tour of Caravaca for religious and non-religious visitors alike! With Easter Week about to start and most towns and cities in the Region of Murcia about to begin an exhaustive program of Semana Santa processions blending religious..

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Convent and church of San José in Caravaca open to visitors every day in 2024
Guided tours of the convent are available on the 15th of every month In order to cater for the huge influx of visitors during the Holy Jubilee Year of 2024 in Caravaca de la Cruz the tourism department of the Town Hall has announced that the convent..

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The 2024 Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz
The Jubilee in Caravaca is a culturally and socially dynamic event as well as one of great religious significance (Source: ITREM, tourist board of the Region of Murcia) When Pope John Paul II granted a Holy Jubilee Year to Caravaca de la Cruz..

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Casa-Museo de Los Caballos del Vino, the Wine Horses Museum in 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 2 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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Motor home and caravan park in Caravaca de la Cruz
Up to 72 hours free motor home camping close to the city centre of Caravaca The council-run motor home and caravan park in Caravaca de la Cruz is located 2 kilometres from the RM-15 motorway alongside the RM-715 in Calle Pabellón (click for map)...

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Peña Rubia and El Nevazo in Caravaca de la Cruz
A popular walking and picnic area and home to a sleeping giant named Tomir! Peña Rubia is a vertical limestone peak in the Cerro Gordo area of mountainous terrain, surrounded by pine forest and a perfect mountain ecosystem. The escarpments reach..

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The village of Archivel in the countryside of Caravaca de la Cruz
A picturesque rural retreat, a popular rural tourism destination and a wealth of history shared with Caravaca The village of Archivel lies in the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz between Barranda (also in Caravaca) and Campo de San Juan (in Moratalla..

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Museum of ethnic instruments and the Carlos Blanco Fadol collection in the Caravaca village of Barranda
The Museo de Música Étnica y Colección Carlos Blanco Fadol in Barranda The man responsible for this amazing place is a remarkable man by the name of Carlos Blanco Fadol. There are many accomplished musicians throughout the world with a passion..

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The Beauty of the Extraordinary in the Region of Murcia
Caravaca de la Cruz is a focal point for spirituality and culture during 2024 Source: ITREM, regional tourist board of Murcia, “La belleza de lo Extraordinario” It’s always a great time to visit the Region of Murcia but in 2024 that’s doubly..

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The Church of El Salvador in Caravaca de la Cruz
The second most important place of worship in Caravaca The parish church of El Salvador in Caravaca de la Cruz (Parroquia de El Salvador) plays an important part in the Holy Jubilee celebrations which are held every seven years in the city, and is..

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Bodegas Evine winery affiliated to the Yecla Wine Route
100% ecological family-run winery supporting the Ruta del Vino de Yecla Bodegas Evine is an ecological family-run winery operating under the Denominación de Origen de Yecla (D.O. Yecla) which produces small volumes of wine, the emphasis being on..

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The annual Fiestas of San Isidro every May in Yecla
The mid-May fiestas feature folk dancing, music and the famous parade of floats made from quilled paper Every year in mid-May in Yecla, reflecting the town’s agricultural heritage, the local fiestas are celebrated in honour of San Isidro, the patron..

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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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7 fascinating facts about the Holy City of Caravaca de la Cruz
Visit Caravaca and experience its extraordinary historical, cultural and spiritual heritage One of the greatest treasures in the Region of Murcia, attracting visitors interested in culture, history, nature and the Catholic faith, is in the north-west..

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The Camino de Levante hiking and religious pilgrimage route to Caravaca de la Cruz
2024 will bring thousands of walkers to the north-west of Murcia as they hike to Caravaca As Caravaca de la Cruz prepares for its 7-yearly Holy Jubilee in 2024 and gets ready to welcome thousands of hikers and religious pilgrims there are various..

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New branch of pilgrimage routes to Caravaca begins in the Alicante town of Granja de Rocamora
Ulea and Abanilla are also added to the itinerary as places where fragments of the True Cross are venerated As preparations continue for the Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz in 2024 it has been announced that a new branch of the pilgrimage..

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10 unique natural wonders in the Region of Murcia!
Icy cold springs, moonscapes, badlands and enchanted natural cities in the Costa Cálida! Far from being simply a stretch of coastline in the western Mediterranean, the Region of Murcia has a fantastically varied landscape, and the following selection..

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March 15 to June 15 The Mystery Man in Caravaca exhibition
A study of the Holy Shroud in the former church of the Compañía de Jesús in Caravaca de la Cruz “The Mystery Man en Caravaca” is one of the major exhibitions being held in the Holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz during the Holy Jubilee Year of..

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May 1 to June 30 Exhibition of school projects at the Sierra Espuña visitor centre
Last year marked the centenary of the death of the man who reforested Sierra Espuña This exhibition is a small sample of the work produced by local secondary school students in Totana on a project to commemorate the death of Ricardo Codorníu, the..

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Summer 2024 Three multi-day hikes to the holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz
The Caravaca pilgrimage routes are expecting multitudes of walkers in the Holy Jubilee year of 2024 A series of special hiking and walking events is being held this summer by the Sport department of the Town Hall of Caravaca de la Cruz to coincide..

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7 of the spookiest haunts in the Region of Murcia
Locations to send chills down your spine even in the heat of the Costa Cálida summer! The Region of Murcia is renowned for its sunshine, the warmth of its climate and its people, the good living and the delicious food, but even the Costa Cálida..

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June 13 Free narrative music recital in Yecla
Memorias de una Etapa continues the varied musical program at Yecla Music School The Asociación de Amigos de la Música of Yecla is holding a series of 13 events in its 22nd “Aula de Conciertos” cycle in the first half of 2024, continuing a program..

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Until July 17 Nanocosmos open-air exhibition in Caravaca de la Cruz
Beautiful and fascinating microscopic photography in the Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz in Caravaca The subject of the outdoor exhibition “Nanocosmos”, which is being held in the Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz in Caravaca until July 17, is the unexpected..

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June 15 Wine tasting in the park in the town centre of Jumilla
Stock from the Vinespaña competition is offered to the general public in the centre of Jumilla This Saturday 15th June a special wine tasting event is being held for the general public in the Jardín del Rey Don Pedro, featuring the remainder of..

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June 15 Free guided tour of 19th-century Mula
Discover the buildings which were the hub of life in Mula during the 1800s This free guided tour in Spanish takes visitors on a route through Mula, in the north-west of the Region of Murcia, which includes the main public spaces and buildings which..

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June 15 and 16 Free games and entertainment for youngsters at the Arcanavaca event in Caravaca
Alternative entertainment festival at the Centro Joven in Caravaca de la Cruz The annual Arcanavaca event returns to Caravaca de la Cruz over the weekend of June 15 and 16 offering youngsters the opportunity to take part in roleplay games, board games..

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June 16 Guided tour of Jumilla Castle
Visit this magnificent monument in northern Murcia and learn more about the Region’s history On Sunday June 16 all are welcome to join this guided tour to visit the castle in Jumilla. The tour is in Spanish and starts at 10.30. The meeting place..

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June 21 Harpa Dei perform at the Basilica in Caravaca de la Cruz
Spiritual and evangelical choral pieces from the renowned German sibling chorale The special events being held to commemorate the Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz continue on Friday June 21 with a performance by the internationally renowned..

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June 21 Free tour of the main religious institutions in Caravaca de la Cruz
The city of Caravaca has been attracting Catholic pilgrims since the 14th century Caravaca de la Cruz has attracted Catholic pilgrims and other religious tourists ever since the 14th century and this is still reflected in six monasteries, convents..

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June 22 Night hike to the highest mountain in the Region of Murcia from Inazares in Caravaca de la Cruz
A 5-and-a-half-hour trek to the mountains of the Los Revolcadores massif in north-west Murcia As part of their sporting and leisure activities for the summer of 2024 the Town Hall of Caravaca de la Cruz has organized two night-hiking walks, the first..

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June 23 Dramatized tour of the castle of Jumilla
See the medieval fortress in the company of the first Marquis of Villena The castle of Jumilla looks out majestically over the town and the surrounding mountains and countryside from its location on top of a hill, and dates back to 1461, when it was..

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June 23 Free guided tour of three of the most impressive buildings in Yecla
Learn more about the church of San Francisco, the Teatro Concha Segura and the Basílica de la Purísima in Yecla The latest in the frequent free guided tours organized by the tourist office of Yecla is a visit on Sunday June 23 to the church of San..

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Exciting trips for youngsters this summer from Caravaca de la Cruz
Water park, river rafting and theme part excursions organized by the Town Hall of Caravaca Among the sporting and leisure activities organized for the summer of 2024 by the Town Hall of Caravaca de la Cruz is a series of subsidies days out for youngsters..

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June 26 and 27 Paradise Lost The Musical in Jumilla
An ambitious musical version of the epic poem by John Milton This musical version of “Paradise Lost”, which was first published in 1667 and is considered one of the masterpieces of English literature, was composed in 2002 by José María Ibáñ..

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June 28 summer concert in Caravaca de la Cruz
Local musicians in an open-air concert at the bull ring of Caravaca The traditional start of summer concert in Caravaca de la Cruz is being held this year at the bull ring in Plaza del Egido on Friday June 28, featuring the Agrupación Musical "..

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June 29 and 30 Música Entre Vinos wine, gastronomy and musical experiences in Jumilla
The annual summer Jumilla wine and gastronomy celebration has changed format in 2024 The annual summer “Música Entre Vinos” celebration of the local wine and gastronomy in Jumilla has changed format in 2024, and the events are concentrated into..

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June 29 Free trombone concert in Yecla
Five trombonists continue the varied musical program at Yecla Music School The Asociación de Amigos de la Música of Yecla is holding a series of 13 events in its 22nd “Aula de Conciertos” cycle in the first half of 2024, continuing a program..

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June 29 Free guided tour of the churches and heritage of Mula
A tour of the architectural treasures of the historic town of Mula The "Churches, Heritage and Stories" guided tour of Mula (held in Spanish) is a visit back through the history of the town’s churches, revealing the solemnity of the of..

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June 29 Free guided tour of the history of Yecla
A family-friendly visit to the medieval town centre of Yecla in northern Murcia This family-friendly walking tour of the old centre of Yecla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, aims to present the history of the town in an approachable and entertaining..

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June 29 Il Concerto Accademico in the Caravaca village of La Encarnacion
Free classical concert at the church of La Encarnación The cycle of concerts in Caravaca de la Cruz entitled “Juan Antonio Aznar. Músicas en la ermita” resumes on Saturday June 29 with a performance by Il Concerto Accademico at the church of..

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June 30 Free guided tour of La Puebla de Mula
The picturesque village near Mula has a long history and the remains of 14th century watchtowers can still be seen The small village of La Puebla de Mula is just 5 kilometres east of Mula itself between the mountains of Sierra de la Almagra and Sierra..

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July 6 Luz Casal live in concert in Caravaca de la Cruz
The popular Spanish singer performs at the Basílica of Caravaca One of the many special events being held this year to coincide with the Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz is this concert featuring singer Luz Casal outside the Basílica on..

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July 6 Yecla Beneath the Stars, a free guided walk on Monte Arabi
Enjoy the mystic mountain of Yecla under the night sky of summer Guided walks on and around the mystical mountain of Monte Arabí in Yecla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, are always extremely popular, and this summer evening hike promises to..

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July 13 Free concert with the Blue Monk Trio in Yecla
A light rock concert to end the varied musical program at Yecla Music School The Asociación de Amigos de la Música of Yecla is holding a series of 13 events in its 22nd “Aula de Conciertos” cycle in the first half of 2024, continuing a program..

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July 20 Night hike in the mountainous area of Hondares near Caravaca de la Cruz
A 6-hour trek in the foothills and gorges of the mountains of north-west Murcia As part of their sporting and leisure activities for the summer of 2024 the Town Hall of Caravaca de la Cruz has organized two night-hiking walks, the second of which..

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July 20 Loquillo live in concert in Caravaca de la Cruz
The popular Spanish singer performs at the Basílica of Caravaca One of the many special events being held this year to coincide with the Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz is this concert featuring singer Loquillo outside the Basílica on 20th..

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Six great family days out in the Region of Murcia this summer!
Half a dozen plans for a day away from the beach in the Costa Cálida! School’s almost out for summer, and thousands of families will be heading from all over Europe to the Costa Cálida for their annual dose of sun, sea and sand, but of course..

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Cañaverosa tourist information point at the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza in Calasparra
A green oasis of nature and wildlife in Calasparra in northern Murcia The tourist information point of Cañaverosa in the municipality of Calasparra is located at the entrance to the astonishing Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza, alongside the..

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Cycling in the Region of Murcia: four picturesque but testing climbs in less frequented areas of the Costa Cálida!
Some of the most demanding ascents in southern Spain are to be found in the mountains of Murcia The Region of Murcia is something of a paradise for nature lovers who enjoy exploring on two wheels, with rides ranging from the flat crop fields of the..

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The rice fields of Calasparra, a unique day out in the Region of Murcia!
Calasparra is one of only three areas in Spain with Denomination of Origin status for locally grown rice Despite rice being one of the commonest foods on the planet it is a relatively rare sight to see the product being cultivated in Europe, but in..

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Weekly street market in Cehegín
Wednesday is market day in Cehegín: 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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Weekly street market in Mula
Saturday is market day in Mula: 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, which..

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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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Plaza de la Corredera in Calasparra
The main square of the old quarter of Calasparra The Plaza de la Corredera is the most important square in the town of Calasparra and is centrally located in the heart of the old quarter. It has been re-modelled several times and today contains..

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The castle of Benizar in the mountains of Moratalla
Part of the Moorish battlements can still be seen at the majestic hilltop fortress of Benizar The remains of the castle of Benizar, in the north-west of Moratalla close to the boundary with the region of Castilla-La Mancha, are perched magnificently..

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Romería de la Virgen de la Esperanza in Calasparra every 1st May
The figure of the patron of Calasparra is brought from her rural sanctuary into the town Every 1st May the figure of the Virgen de la Esperanza is brought down from her sanctuary outside Calasparra to the town below, where she remains until the first..

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The Order of San Juan de Jerusalén in Murcia
The Order of Saint John the Hospitaller in the Region of Murcia 1244-1851 The Orden de San Juan de Jerusalén is a religious order of knights known in English as the Knights of the Order of Saint John the Hospitaller, which grew from a brotherhood..

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Fiestas in Calasparra
Calasparra Fiestas and Traditions Calasparra has a number of local fiestas and festivals throughout the year, intertwining its rich history with the main local traditions which define the town, namely the agricultural links of Calasparra, rice growing..

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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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