Lorca Town, South West Murcia

Few Spanish towns can boast a landmark as impressive as the 13th-century castle located in Lorca, South West Murcia, which juts out above the market town offering views for miles around. It’s called La Fortaleza del Sol, and although damaged in the 2011 earthquake that struck Lorca and left nine people dead, the castle is still a definite must-see. Visitors are treated to actors recreating scenes from the castle’s rich past, hands-on gadgets for the younger visitors, and of course those wonderful views that span this ancient town to the sea and countryside beyond.

Church lorca spainTake a walk through the intricate network of streets and you’ll find all sorts of interesting treasures to feast your eyes on. Check out the Plaza de Espana for buildings that ooze Baroque architecture. There’s a 16th-century building that used to house a granary, the imposing town hall, and the most impressive of them all – the church of Colegiata de San Patricio. With limestone that glistens in the sun, this is a heavenly piece of architecture and one that is well worth visiting on your trip to Lorca Spain.

Lastly, make sure you check out the selection of small-sized museums that house the exquisite Semana Santa costumes. You’ll find the museums dotted around the town, but the main two to check out are the Museo de Bordados del Paso Azul, and the Museo Bordados del Paso Blanco. The costumes on display are wonderfully intricate and feature hand-embroidered silk designs that depict both religious and historical scenes from Lorca’s past.

Situated in the Murcia region in the south east of Spain, it enjoys a warm climate all year round. If you’re looking for a town that’s stacked with history, culture, and views you just can’t help but fall in love with Lorca. This is the ideal destination for a day out on your holiday to La Manga Club.

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