Enjoy a holiday in Lorca and contemplate the panoramic views seen from the emblematic Fortress of the Sun, a complex that stands out thanks to its towers and walls, but that also contains the remains of a Jewish quarter, a synagogue and various Islamic constructions. From the Alfonsina or Espolón towers, there are excellent views over the city's old town, as well as the mountain ranges and valleys that surround the city.
As you head back down, venture into the heart of the old town, Plaza de España, one of the jewels of Murcia's Baroque legacy, which is the location of some beautiful buildings such as the Town Hall and the former collegiate church of San Patricio, among others. Search for cheap trips to Lorca and wander its streets packed with traditional stores to discover treasures like the Baroque-style Palacio de Guevara. Stroll along the medieval wall until you reach the Porche de San Antonio arcade, where you can wander out onto a vantage point that gives excellent views of the walls and the old town.
With package holidays to Lorca, you can enjoy an Easter break with the traditional Spanish Holy Week celebrations, as its Passion parade combines Roman soldiers and chariots with Baroque statues in a spectacular recreation of the events. The festivity has been declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest and some of the Passion embroidery is declared Cultural Heritage.
Lorca is located just over 40 miles from Murcia, the capital of the region, and Cartagena is approximately 56 miles away. Both journeys can be made comfortably by car or by coach. The Lorca-Murcia stretch is also covered by the RENFE commuter train network.
With an average annual temperature around 18°C, Lorca has a Mediterranean climate that's perfect for all types of outdoor activities.
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