Caravaca de la Cruz

Tourist Information Office:
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Caravaca de la Cruz
Calle De Las Monjas, 17 30400 (Caravaca de la Cruz)
Tfno.: 968 702 424 / 968 701003 / Fax: 968 700 952
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 2pm & 4pm – 7pm (in the summer 5pm – 8pm)
Sunday: 10am -2pm
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The Intriguing Story of Medieval Caravaca de la Cruz

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The famous Caravaca Cross is composed of a vertical arm and the defining two unequal length horizontal arms giving the ‘double’ cross shape.  According to tradition, it belonged to [...]

History and Caravaca de la Cruz to the Romans

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz, COSTA CALIDA BLOG|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] 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 [...]

Caravaca de la Cruz – Archaeological Museum

June 27th, 2013|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz|

Caravaca de la Cruz may be best known for its Vera Cruz (true cross) or its caballos del vino (wine horses) but it has other things to offer the visitor. The Archaeological Museum (museo arqueológico) is situated in the heart of the old town, below the Santuario de la Vera Cruz. It is housed in a 16th Century Renaissance style church, itself built on the site of a primitive medieval ermita. […]

The Wine Horses of Caravaca and the Museum of the Fiesta

April 26th, 2013|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz|

The first five days of May see one of Murcia’s best known and loved fiestas take place in Caravaca de la Cruz. All of this is reflected in a superb museum in Caravaca – the Museo de la Fiesta (Museum of the Fiesta), located in Calle de las Monjas, beyond the end of the road in which you find the Tourist Office. You really cannot miss it as it is located in an imposing 16th Century building with a large sign outsided. […]

The True Cross of Caravaca and its Museum

March 29th, 2013|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz|

Modern Caravaca has developed around its Castle which, with the magnificent Church of the Vera Cruz, dominates the surrounding lands and the main area of the town below. It is the events associated with this church and fortification which have given Caravaca its present importance. The Museum of the True Cross to the left hand side of the Church is well worth visiting to understand Caravaca’s history. […]

Caravaca de la Cruz

July 30th, 2011|Categories: Caravaca de la Cruz|

In 1998 Caravaca de la Cruz was declared as the 5th Holy City of the world by Pope John Paul II, together with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Potes. The [...]