Two rescued from snowbound property in Moratalla
Families isolated in rural parts of north-west Murcia after the heavy snow earlier in the week Two people who were trapped by the snow earlier in the week have been rescued from their home in the rural district of Fotuya, close to El Campo de..

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Toda una vida; esparto exhibition in Jumilla by Rafael Morcillo
The exhibition can be visited between the 17th January and 1st March 2020 in the Casa del Artesano in Jumilla The tradition of weaving esparto grass in the Murcia Region dates back thousands of years, first the Phoenicians and then the Romans..

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Jumilla-Pinoso RM-247 re-opens as fallen tree is cleared
Fallen trees have added to the problems for municipal services in the north and north-west of the region The carretera RM-427 (Jumilla-Pinoso) has re-opened to traffic following the removal of a fallen tree near to the Venta Viña P.  ..

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Bullas in the snow January 2020 as emergency services prepare for the arrival of snow tourists
Snow has covered the North-west of the region  As of Monday afternoon the RM-15 between Bullas and Caravaca de la Cruz is only open to cars; no lorries or buses are currently able to use the carriageway, and in high-lying areas of the region..

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Images of the snow in Caravaca de la Cruz
The North and North - west of the Murcia region received the first snow of 2020 on Sunday 19th January although the region escaped the worst of storm Gloria which has claimed two lives in other areas of Spain  Join the Murcia Weather..

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Brigitte Bardot Foundation delegate visits feral cat sterilization scheme in Caravaca
The organization was founded by the former actress 12 years after her retirement from the cinema The Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which has been dedicated to animal protection since 1986, has sent a delegation to Caravaca de la Cruz in the north..

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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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January to April events and activities at the Casa del Artesano in Jumilla
Exhibitions, open days and esparto grass weaving workshops in the north of the Region of Murcia The Casa del Artesano or arts and crafts centre of Jumilla is housed in the Casa Honda, a Renaissance building which dates from the first 30 years..

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2,000-year-old statue of Venus to return home to Bullas after over a century
The Venus of Bullas was discovered in 1867 at the Roman Villa de los Cantos In November 2019 there was disappointment in Bullas when it emerged that a 2,000-year-old sculpture of the goddess Venus which was found on 3rd May 1867 at the Roman villa..

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25th January to 23rd February Cehegín tapas and cocktail route
22 establishments offer either tapas and a drink or a cocktail for 2.50€ One of the most popular tapas routes in the Murcia Region begins on Saturday 25th January and runs for four weeks, with the twelfth edition of the annual tapas and cocktails..

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26th January Free route to discover the ermitas of Jumilla
This is a free tour organised by the Tourist office of Jumilla Although modern Jumilla is best-known for its important wine production, the town also has a great number of monuments relating to its historical and religious past, the most important..

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Sunday 26th January Festival de Cuadrillas in Barranda, Caravaca de la Cruz
The largest gathering of traditional Murcian folk groups in the region, with the main day being the 26th January Over the weekend of the 24th to 26th of January 2020 the village of Barranda, located in the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz in..

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Sunday 26th January 2020 Cehegin second-hand and antiques fair
Bag yourself a bargain in Cehegín, north-west Murcia The Cehegín municipality in the north-west of the Murcia Region is running two second-hand, antiques and collectables markets this spring, the first of which is on Sunday 26th January 2020..

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1st February to 1st March, KM-0 tapas and wine route in Jumilla
Culinary treats accompanied by DO Jumilla wines throughout the month of February 10 bars and restaurants are taking part in the KM-0 tapas route which is being held in Jumilla every day of the week throughout February, offering special snacks..

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Saturday 1st February Free San Blas tour of Yecla
This is an evening tour starting at 17:30 Yecla celebrates the Fiestas of San Blas with a free guided evening tour, starting at 17.30 in the Parque de la Constitución, alongside the Teatro Concha Segura and visiting the theatre itself, the Basilica..

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Sunday 2nd February El Zacatín artisan market in Bullas
Bullas returns to the Mediaeval in the second month of the year This month there is a mediaeval theme with street entertainers and live demonstrations. Bullas is hosting its monthly artisan market, El Zacatín on Sunday the 2nd February, between..

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Sunday 2nd February Free guided tour of Mediaeval Bullas
This tour is on the same day as the el Zacatín artisan market in the town, providing an additional excuse to visit Bullas. The north-westerly wine making municipality of Bullas offers a new free guided route for 2020, focusing on its mediaeval past..

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2nd February Esparto grass open at the Casa del Artesano in Jumilla
The Espartedeti event is free of charge and all are welcome! Everyone is invited to come along and join in with the February edition of Espartedeti in the house of the artisan in Jumilla, including those who either weave esparto grass or those..

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Saturday 8th February FREE ENGLISH language guided tour of Jumilla old town
Jumilla also offers many wine-producing bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: OLD TOWN OF JUMILLA  Language: English (see feed below for dates of other English and Spanish language tours) This FREE guided tour explores..

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Sunday 9th February Free route to discover the ermitas of Jumilla
This is a free tour organised by the Tourist office of Jumilla Although modern Jumilla is best-known for its important wine production, the town also has a great number of monuments relating to its historical and religious past, the most important..

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Sunday 9th February: Open doors crafts day at the Casa del Artesano in Jumilla
Jumilla has so much more to offer than just wine bodegas Sunday  10.00 to 14.00: Open doors morning at the Casa del Artesano in Calle Rico, organized by the Jumilla Artisans Association. the "House of the artisan" is a centre focusing..

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Saturday 15th February ENGLISH language tour: Gothic Jumilla
A new tour for 2020 explores the mediaeval past of Jumilla Gothic Jumilla This tour takes visitors into the Gothic period of Jumilla (the 12th to 15th centuries), a time when the town was experiencing significant change due to the Reconquist..

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Sunday 16th February 2020 Cehegín artisan market celebrates carnival
This atmospheric artisan market is in the heart of north-west Murcia The artisan market, El Mesoncico continues with the third market in its shortened cycle on Sunday 16th February in the historic Plaza del Castillo ( Mesoncico) at the top of..

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Saturday 22nd February Guided tour of the Convento de Santa Ana in Jumilla
Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: CONVENTO DE SANTA ANA (IN SPANISH) Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and wine production, the municipality also has an interesting history and..

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23rd February, motorcycle tour of the Floración in Cieza
A 90-minute ride around the peach orchards of Cieza is preceded by a hearty breakfast The weather in the Region of Murcia between 19th and 21st January might make spring seem a long way away but in fact almond trees are already in bloom in some..

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Sunday 23rd February Jumilla 7km walking route in the Sierra de Santa Ana
This free route is organised by the tourist office of Jumilla Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: Senderismo por la Sierra de Santa Ana. Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and..

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7th March 47km cross country race  Caravaca de la Cruz
XIX Travesía de Resistencia en Montaña "Sierras del Noroeste Murciano" A 47 km non-competitive mountain race known by runners as "La Clásica", taking place in the countryside of the Caravaca de la Cruz municipality. Registration..

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Saturday 14th March Free Iberian route in Jumilla; Coimbra del Barranco Ancho and Archaeological Museum
The site was home to around 500 Iberians It is possible to walk to the archaeological site of the Iberian settlement at Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in the mountains of Sierra de Santa Ana, just outside Jumilla on any day of the year, but Sunday..

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15th March Jumilla: ENGLISH and Spanish language castle tours
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous The English language tour departs at 11:00 from the Tourist Information Office and the Spanish language tour is at 12:00. Please note that the cost of the..

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Saturday 21st March Free Iberian route in Jumilla; Coimbra del Barranco Ancho and Archaeological Museum
The site was home to around 500 Iberians It is possible to walk to the archaeological site of the Iberian settlement at Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in the mountains of Sierra de Santa Ana, just outside Jumilla on any day of the year, but Saturdays..

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Sunday 22nd March Jumilla 7km walking route in the Sierra de Santa Ana
This free route is organised by the tourist office of Jumilla Jumilla also offers many bodegas which can be visited on the same day Route name: Senderismo por la Sierra de Santa Ana. Although Jumilla is best known for its many bodegas and..

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28th and 29th March Jumilla: ENGLISH and Spanish language castle tours
Afterwards there’s time for a visit to one of the Bodegas for which Jumilla is so famous The English language tour departs at 11:00 from the Tourist Information Office and the Spanish language tour is at 12:00. Please note that the cost of the..

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29th March 2020 Cehegin Artisan Market
This atmospheric artisan market is in the heart of north-west Murcia The artisan market, El Mesoncico continues with the last market in its shortened cycle on Sunday 29th March in the historic Plaza del Castillo ( Mesoncico) at the top of town..

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Sunday 26th April 2020 Cehegin second-hand and antiques fair
Bag yourself a bargain in Cehegín, north-west Murcia The Cehegín municipality in the north-west of the Murcia Region is running two second-hand, antiques and collectables markets this spring, the second of which is on Sunday 26th April 2020...

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Sunday 16th February Gothic tour of Jumilla (Spanish)
A new tour for 2020 explores the mediaeval past of Jumilla Gothic Jumilla This tour takes visitors into the Gothic period of Jumilla (the 12th to 15th centuries), a time when the town was experiencing significant change due to the Reconquist..

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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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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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