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History and Caravaca de la Cruz to the Romans

November 1st, 2017|Caravaca de la Cruz, COSTA CALIDA CHRONICLE ARTICLES|

Caravaca de la Cruz (literally ‘Caravaca of the Cross’) is one of a number of delightful small towns in Northwest Murcia, some 40 miles from the City of Murcia itself.  While the town can boast a long history of settlement, the modern town has developed around its castle, built [...]

A history of Mazarrón to Modern Times

October 25th, 2017|COSTA CALIDA CHRONICLE ARTICLES, FROM TOWN TO TOWN, Mazarrón|

Coming to the 18th Century, we arrive at times of war (the War of Spanish Succession), when, during the earliest years of the century Murcia was, once again, dangerous frontier land with nearby areas under enemy, Hapsburg, control. The direction of Murcia's support for the Bourbon cause came under [...]

A history of Mazarrón in the 16th & 17th Centuries

August 29th, 2017|Mazarrón|

By the middle of the 16th Century moves for Mazarrón to gain its independence from Lorca were strongly afoot with the Marquises of Vélez and Villena and the Genoese who were directing the profitable alum trade, at the helm. […]

A history of Mazarrón from the Romans to the late Middle Ages

July 29th, 2017|Mazarrón|

After the Romans, things appear to have dropped into a relatively quiet period – at least in terms of remains still to be seen – during the times of Visigoth and Byzantine settlers. […]

A history of Mazarrón from Prehistoric to Roman Times

June 26th, 2017|Mazarrón|

Mazarrón is a relatively small town comprising several distinct areas. There is the Port of Mazarrón, in past times concentrating on fishing, but more recently, a favoured seaside location for local people and visitors alike. […]

A famous Murcian – Fransisco Salzillo

May 31st, 2017|Murcia|

One of the most intriguing figures in the history of Murcia City is a sculptor, Francisco Salzillo, whose life covered much of the 18th Century. Salzillo’s father, Nicolás, arrived in Murcia from Naples (which was, at that time, part of Spain) at the end of the 17th Century and his son, Francisco, was born on 12th May 1707. […]