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Posted by admin on Saturday April 22nd, 2017
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The 3rd.largest town in the province of Murcia with a population of approx. 80.000 and one of the largest municipal territories in Spain, (approx. 1.676 km2) Typical Mediterranean climate with very little rainfall. The town is steeped in history with innumerable churches, museums, galleries etc. worth the visit. The modern down town area is full of shops, bars and restaurants whilst the antique quarter has many modest taverns and hostelries. Good local transport with bus and train to Murcia capital.

The area known as the Sierras de Lorca is situated between the large towns of Lorca and Caravaca de La Cruz. The landscape is varied, consisting mainly of vast fields used to grow cereals, and vineyards to make the local wines. These fields are surrounded by the “sierras”, Espuña, Cambron, Pericay, Torrecilla, etc. craggy hills and mountain ranges. The whole area is dotted with many small villages and scattered “cortijos”. All completely unspoilt, with the Sierras making a beautiful backdrop for the villages. Access is very good, either from the motorway at Caravaca de la Cruz from Murcia or from the motorway at Lorca from Murcia or Granada. Most of the properties we have to offer are within 15 – 20 of Caravaca de la Cruz (holy city with all amenities) or Lorca (large town with all amenities and of historical and touristic interest). The nearest coastal resorts are the pretty town of Aguilas, appox. 40 minutes drive, mostly dual carriageway.

The Borough of Lorca’s considerable size obviously bestows it with a gateway to the sea. This stretch of the coast, Puntas de Calnegre to give it a name, is a part of the Cabo Cope – Puntas de Calnegre Regional park. The main attraction of the thirteen beaches which make up the Lorca coastline is their excellent level of conservation. Anyone who is keen on nature and adventure tourism will enjoy following the route of the GR 92 (Great Footpath 92) which runs parallel to the coast as it crosses gulleys, dry river beds and coves along dirt tracks and natural paths..





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