Due to the restrictions for COVID-19, many of the usual events in the area have been cancelled or changed. Street Markets have been reinstated with the usual conditions such as keeping social distancing and the wearing of masks. Please adhere to these conditions for everyone’s safety. Check at Tourist Offices to confirm that events are still taking place.
Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Saturday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am.
Saturday 4th & 18th July & 1st August – Free Guided Tour of Historic Aguilas – 11am from Tourist Office
Sunday 19th July (Spanish) – Ruta del Ferrocarril (Railway Route)
Saturday 11th & 25th July – Route through the Cabo Cope and Puntas de Calnegre Regional Park, allowing you to enjoy the natural and cultural sites. You will pass through nesting areas for different species of birds, numerous coves of singular beauty, remains of Roman settlements, a crypto wetland located on Saladar Beach and even a hole in the ground from which thermal water emanates.
The use of mask is mandatory with social distancing between people from different families. Hydroalcoholic gel will be provided by the guide. A maximum of 15 people will be permitted on the walk. Comfortable clothing and footwear, hat, bottle of water and sunscreen are recommended. In good weather we also recommend swimming clothes to enjoy a good dip at the end of the route on one of the visited beaches. 4.7km/low difficulty/2½ hrs.
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 51 – Tues Market
There are some fabulous walks in the Sierra Espuña National Park.
Go to http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es and click on Paths of Sierra Espuña. You will find full details of all walks available and a map that you can download.
Fuente Alamo – Sat Market
Every Wednesday – Hacienda del Alamo Women’s Association Coffee Morning @ The Club House 10am-12pm
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Lorca Castle – general entry 6€. Guided Tours available in English for 4€ on Thursdays at 10.30am for 22€ to include lunch, with special packages Mon-Fri (15€). Check at Tourist Office for full details.
Sunday 12th July – Guided Tour of Historic Lorca 11.30am
Contact Tourist Office
Wednesday 8th/15th/22nd/29th & Thursday 9th/16th/23rd/30th July – 45 min Free Theatrical Tour of Lorca 11.30am from Tourist Office. Booking essential.
Sunday 26th July – Free Dramatized visit The Secret of the Irish
This visit, carried out by actors, will visit the monumental centre following a plot of mystery in Spanish. 8.30pm for 75mins from Plaza de España Tourist Office. Essential reservation required 24 hours before the visit.
Compulsory: The safety and hygiene measures established by the health authorities for the prevention of COVID must be respected with the minimum safety distance (2 metres), masks and disinfecting gels. During the visit, do not touch surfaces. If you sneeze or cough, do it on the elbow and discard handkerchiefs once used. Physical contact with the guide is not allowed. If you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, do not attend. A minimum of 5 people is required. If this number is not reached, the visit will be substituted for a free guided tour. Booking essential by the day before the visit. These visits are intended for individuals or very small groups, so the organization reserves the right to cancel reservations that exceed a maximum number of 10 tickets.
Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or www.visitamazarron.es for full details of all tours.
Mazarrón Is Among The 5 Municipalities With The Most Blue Flags In Spain.
Mazarrón has revalidated its 10 blue flags awarded by the Association for Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC). Of the total, 8 flags have been awarded to the beaches of El Rihuete, El Puerto, Bahía/La Reya, Nares, Playa Grande/Castellar, El Alamillo, El Mojón and Percheles. The other 2 remaining awards go to the Sports Port and the Racing Club.
The Region of Murcia achieved a total of 32 distinctions this year, one more than last year, with 26 beaches and 6 award-winning marinas.
This year ADEAC wanted to emphasize through its report on the importance of prevention against coronavirus, respecting the social distancing and hygiene measures set by the health authorities in order to reduce the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic so that they can continue to enjoy the beaches this summer.
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturdays (6.30pm) & Sundays (11am) discover the historical and patrimonial wealth of Puerto Lumbreras through Medina Nogalte visiting its cave-houses and the Nogalte Castle. From Craftsman workshop cave house, reception of Medina Nogalte. 7pm. 3€ (under 10’s free). Payment due 2 days prior to visit @ ES 12 3058 0204 15 2732000020-City Hall of Puerto Lumbreras.
Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market/Fri in El Pareton
Saturdays & Sundays – Guided Visit to La Bastida 3.40€ (2.50€ disc) 10am/12pm. Book at Tourist Office
Saturdays – Free Guided Visit Museum Of The Tower Of Santiago 10am
The first level hosts the chapter house that refers to the lands of Totana; the Order of Santiago. The second level is the choir of the church, which shows the Mudejar coffered ceiling of the temple and the explanation of its chapels. The next level is known as ‘the bride’s room’, which was the old house of the bell ringer. The fourth level cannot be visited as it contains the current clock. The last level is the bell tower, where the second oldest bell of the Diocese is located, dating from 1470.
Saturdays & Sundays – Guided Visit to La Bastida 4€. 10am/12pm. 10 people required for the tour
Right on your doorstep is one the important discoveries in European Prehistory, famously known as the Troy of Murcia.
The historical site of La Bastida was built 4,200 years ago and archaeologists believe that the fortification was designed by people with advanced military knowledge from the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, after a crisis laid waste to their regions 4,300 years ago. Constructed using a design never before seen in the West, the military innovation of the postern gate was not adopted by the Hittites and Mycenaeans until 400 and 800 years after the Murcian fort was built.
The fort was built on the rise of a hill and protected a city of four hectares, constructed with three metre thick walls, square towers that reached over seven metres high, a monumental entrance with a postern gate and a pointed arch, which still remains intact. This Bronze Age fortification was built for defence and combat and was unique in the art of conducting and resisting sieges (poliorcetics). Strong evidence suggests the emergence of a state structure and hierarchy which then caused a spectacular increase in violence.
“La Bastida was probably the most powerful city in continental Europe during the Bronze Age.”
South East Murcia
Cabo de Palos
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Wed & Thurs
San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground
Men Tues & Thurs 8.30-10.30pm
Women Tues & Thurs 10.00-11.30pm
12-18yrs Tues & Thurs 7.30-9.00pm
6-10yrs Thurs 6pm-7pm & Sat 10am-11am
Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm
Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am
Santiago de Ribera
968 571 704 – Market Wed
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Thursday 16th July – Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen
Being considered the Virgin of the sailors, on this day a procession to the sea is celebrated. The Virgin is mounted on a boat and a tour of the coast is made. For update information, go to:
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Mon (Roldan), Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores & Torre Pacheco)
North West Murcia
T: 968 652 244 Market Tues
Sunday 5th July – Artisan Market
El Zacatin artisan market 9am-2pm in the squares of Plazas Vieja and Castillo, along Calle San Anton. Workshops for the family, demonstrations, costumes and street entertainers together with crafts and produce.
Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla.
Guided tours (in English) for only 2 persons (5€ pp) or there is an audio guide system in English.
Museo del Vino has a shop with bodega prices.
To visit either/info, tel 968 657 211, Tourist Office, or email
T: 968 745 325 Market Fri
Support the Royal British Legion established in Calasparra.
T: 968 702 424 Market Mon
Sunday 19th July – Artisan Market
A museum gem explores Caravaca’s history of skilled craftsmanship and remarkable engineering. An amazing collection of miniatures portray these skills, including Caravaca’s manufacture/export of espadrilles. Located at Calle Puentecilla No 3, Bajo.
Tel 968 795 620 for opening times.
The Carlos Blanco Fadol Museum of Ethnic Instruments in Barranda is signposted and easy access for mobility issues. 5% of his 4,000-piece collection rotates in the space available. 3€ (reduced 2€/child 1€). Check opening times with Tourist Office.
T: 968 723 550 Market Wed
Saturday 26th July – Guided Tour of The Old Town to learn about the Muslim footprint in the Churches of Santa María Magdalena and La Soledad and the Torre del Pozo. We encourage you to get to know Cehegín, Rural Wonder of Spain 2019 on this absolutely magical night. It is recommended comfortable shoes.
2hrs approx. Depart 9pm from Plaza del Castillo in the Old Town of Cehegín.
Sunday 26th July – El Mesoncico Artisan Market in the historic Plaza del Castillo with produce, crafts, music, food and demonstrations. Open from 10am-3pm with a carnival atmosphere including drumming groups, mask-making workshops and free chocolate-drenched tortas fritas.
The Archaeological See of Begastri open Saturdays & Sundays for tours: 10am-2pm. A video presentation is followed by a guided tour to see the remains of the Iberian culture before the IV century BC. 2€ pp.
Eco Park ‘Coto de las Maravillas’ for family activities including zip lines, archery, nature walks and many other organised outdoor activities. They can host any type of event. Campsite, BBQ area and kiosk-bar offering a great menu – and you can book.
Open weekends 10am-5pm; weekdays prior booking.
Tel 968 069 202 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
T: 968 780 237 Market Tues
Lovers of art should visit the Saorin Painting Museum, a small museum of works by the local artist, Jesus Lozano Saorin and others from the area. Includes sculptures and canvases.
Reserve guided visit on 660 959 631.
Check out the Archaeological Museum (tel 968 757 379) and the Ethnography & Natural Sciences Museum (tel 968 780 740) which also offer various workshops for all the family at various times.
T: 968 730 208 Market Sat
Tours to the Rock Art of Moratalla are available encapsulating prehistoric to medieval styles and worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage status. There are several routes and modes of transport – details on www.turismomoratalla.com,
email@example.com, or tel 696 807 037
T: 968 661 501 Market Sat
Sunday 12th July – Artisan Market
El Cigarralejo Museum and Casa Pinatada with relatively new exhibitions may have escaped your attention to-date – info from Tourist Office.
T: 968 358 749
Saturday 18th July – Guided Tour of Classic Murcia
You will see the historic centre of Murcia with its buildings, monuments, emblematic streets and squares.
Route: Belluga Square, Cathedral, Episcopal Palace, Apostles Square, San Juan de Dios Museum, Plaza de la Cruz, Casino, Calle Trapería, Plaza de Santo Domingo and Plaza de Romea (Theatre).
10.30am from Municipal Tourist Office of Plaza del Cardenal Belluga. 2hrs.
The use of comfortable footwear is recommended. These visits are intended for small groups and individuals, so the organization reserves the right to cancel those reservations that exceed 6 seats in a single booking.
T: 968 754 104 Market Wed
Visit Deortegas Almazara to learn about their olive oil production. Limited places – they will try to fit you in with a group or accommodate your group. 8€ pp includes a blind tasting of various oils, a healthy breakfast and a comprehensive guide to the nutritional benefits, origins, production techniques and much more. English-speaking staff has to be pre-booked on request.
Tel 968 969 644