Mula is in northwest Murcia, situated to the northeast of the lovely Sierra Espuña Natural Park. It is reached easily from Murcia, on the C415 motorway. The river of the same name forms a wide basin and large plots of land round the town are used for various crops such as peaches and apricots. This area was inhabited by the Moors for many centuries and the castle of Mula which sits o¬n a hilltop overlooking the town is a reminder of these times. The town is set into the hillside with the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the town. The Townhall, called the Audencia del Marqués de los Vélez was built in the 16th Century. The Baroque church of San Miguel with its slim Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) is also in the square and in the middle stands the monument to the Tambourine players, who, o¬n the Tuesday of Easter Week can be heard in every corner of the town. There are various other historic buildings in Mula, including the Monastery of the Encarnación, a beautiful 17th century building and the Convent of the Purísma, which has a mixture of Baroque and Renaissance architecture.

Market day is a Saturday in Mula and every 2nd Sunday there is an Artesan Market held in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.


The Tambores play their drums every Semana Santa.

May 15th – San Isidro

September 22nd – pilgrimage to El Niña in honour of El Niño Jesus de Balate.