Cehegin is one of the largest and environmentally richest areas in Murcia. There are around 30,000 hectares of land, much of it planted to trees. There are various woodlands, including The Royal Reserve of the Marina, the Mountain of Burete and Lavia. There is a path between the Burete and Lavia Mountains which can be walked along as the signs are well marked. The flora and fauna of this beautiful part of Spain can be spectacular, as it is not uncommon to see golden eagles circling high in the sky looking for prey.
The Green Way/Via Verde passes through the old railway line from Baños de Mula to Caravaca. Along the 48km, there are various tunnels and viaducts that pass between wonderful countryside of pinewoods and open plains.
The route skirts the old town of Begastri and the old town of Cehegin set on the hill makes a phenomenal backdrop. Many of the shelters and caves were used as burial places during the Neolithic times and there are numerous archeological sites in the area. The present city centre of Cehegin was created by the Muslim invasion and there is a special Urban Tourist Route that enables you to explore the town, taking in the history whilst wandering along the pretty streets. You will see old noble houses in the Renaissance and Baroque styles, some of them dating back to the 16th and 19th centuries.
The craft market is held on the last Sunday of every month in the Square Castle and you can find everything from home-made bread and sweets to painting, pottery and jewellery.
September 8th Virgen de las Maravillas