A walk around Cehegin – part one

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Cehegin|

Cehegín has many interesting buildings dating from the Middle Ages onwards. A relatively short, though hilly, walk around the town will uncover some of these gems. […]

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Cehegin through the ages

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Cehegin|

Cehegin municipality covers some 300 square kilometres and lies between the towns of Bullas and Caravaca de la Cruz. Like so many settlements in this part of the world, Cehegin can look back on several thousand years of history and occupation. […]

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Murcia City – The Church of San Juan de Dios

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Murcia|

One thing which Murcia City is not short of, is historic churches. That of San Juan de Dios is, however, slightly different. It is now a museum as well as church and can be easily visited by the public. In late 2014, the Church/Museum opened from 10am-2pm every day except Monday and between 5pm-8.30pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive. Entrance was free. […]

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Cehegin’s Archaeological Museum

February 25th, 2016|Categories: Cehegin|

If you go to Cehegin, do so when you can also visit the town’s Archaeological Museum. Entry when we last visited in November 2015 was free and the museum opened between 10am and 1.30pm every day. […]

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Barranco de los Grajos – Cave Art

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Cieza|

A remarkable example of cave art near Cieza is to be found in the Barranco de los Grajos. Access is only possible as part of a guided tour with the caves (or abrigos) in question securely fenced off with a locked gate and entrance. There are visits to the paintings arranged (though normally in Spanish) and we booked our places on one after enquiring at the Cieza Tourist Office (tel 968 453 500). […]

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The Badlands of Gebas

December 27th, 2015|Categories: Alhama de Murcia|

To our minds, one of the most fascinating of Murcia’s landscapes is known as the “Badlands”, or sometimes the “lunar landscape” of Gebas, not far from Alhama de Murcia. […]

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History of Alhama Castle

November 27th, 2015|Categories: Alhama de Murcia|

Travelling down the Autovia del Mediterraneo (A7) past Alhama de Murcia, there is one unmissable sight (other than the enormous “El Pozo” meat processing factory!) – the remains of the castle towering over the settlement below. […]

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Begastri update

October 27th, 2015|Categories: Cehegin|

The remains of the historic town of Begastri are just down the road from Cehegin, about 3kms from the centre of the town and just by the Via Verde (Green Way) used by many walkers and cyclists. […]

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La Bastida update

September 30th, 2015|Categories: Totana|

Several years ago we visited the remarkable prehistoric site of La Bastida, near Totana and were amazed at the large village (even town!) which had existed here some 4000 years ago. In July 2015, we revisited the site to take advantage of the advertised free guided tour one Sunday morning. […]

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