Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of Events
The Via Verde is a Green Way for walkers and cyclists.
Tel: 968 652 244 Market Tues
Sunday 5th February – El Zacatan Artisan/Medieval Market 9am-2pm
Salto del Usero, in Bullas, is the 5th Natural Monument in the Region of Murcia. It includes 1.7-hectares of beauty and rarity with geological formations, making this area deserving of special protection. Other Natural Monuments include: Las Gredas de Bolnuevo, Mazarrón; the Black Cape, Caravaca de la Cruz; Mount Arabí, Yecla and the Sima de la Higuera, Pliego.
Visit Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla. Guided tours (in English) for only 2 people (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 email@example.com
Tel: 968 745 325 Market Mon
Department of Sport
Various activities have been organised by the Town Hall at 19€/month
Tennis – Beginners, Medium and Advanced (from 16 years)
Gym For Older People (9.50€ for pensioners)
There will also be sessions at the OAPs Club on Mon, Tues & Thurs
For more information and registering, go to the Town Hall for a copy of the full programme, the Ayuntamiento de Calasparra Facebook page, or Calasparra.org webpage
3km Walk of Calasparra begins at the Casa Granero Building which was originally the house of the family of the Counts of the San Juan Valley, but later became a cereal barn, from which it owes its current name.
Underground Caves – 700 metres of accessible areas and 9km of areas of stalactites and stalagmites made from the Upper Cretaceous. The reception centre has a café, a multipurpose room for conferences, an interpretive room, terraces for activities, parking and a caving centre.
Jota Casinello Open Theatre is located next to the Castle of Calasparra and it offers wonderful views of the town and the rice fields. You can wander round the gardens and in summer it becomes the scene of night concerts.
Tel: 968 702 424 Market Mon
Sunday 19th February – 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 has 5% of a 4,000-piece collection which rotates in the space available. 3€ (reduced 2€/child 1€). Check opening times with Tourist Office.
Tel: 968 723 550 Market Wed
Sunday 26th February – Artisan Market
Saturday 4th February – Soprano Leono Bonilla performs a variety of pieces from Spanish operas accompanied byPianist Pedro Valero at Teatro Vico. Tickets from the Theatre Box Office 8€. 8.30pm
The Archaeological Site of Begastri opens 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; week days prior booking.
Tel 968 069 202 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Tel: 968 780 237 Market Tues
Saturday 26th February – Carnival Parade5.30pm followed by show & festival
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.
The Convent of Santa Ana del Monte in the mountains South of Jumilla is worth a visit for the history and stunning views over the town and landscape. Follow the RM-714 South-West and signposted – 5km from town centre. Check with Tourist Office for opening times.
Check out the Archaeological Museum (Tel 968 757 379) and the Ethnography and Natural Sciences Museum (Tel 968 780 740) which also offer various workshops for all the family at various times.
Tel: 968 730 208 Market Sat
Tours to the Rock Art of Moratalla are available encapsulating prehistoric to medieval styles and is worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage status. There are several routes and modes of transport – details on www.turismomoratalla.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel 696 807 037
Tel: 968 661 501 Market Sat
Sunday 12th February – Artisan Market
El Cigarralejo Museum and Casa Pinatada with relatively new exhibitions may have escaped your attention to-date – info from Tourist Office.
Tel: 968 358 749
Saturday 11th February – Free 6km Guided Walk of Sierra de Carrascoy. Suitable for those over 12 years of age. 10am
Saturday 18th February – Free Entry to Wildlife Recovery Centre @ El Valle y Carrascoy Regional Park, Murcia 10am and 12pm. Ideal opportunity for children to learn about some of the wildlife in the Region
Sunday 19th February – 2km Free Guided Walk of Sierra de la Pila. 10am. Suitable for all ages
Discover the contemporary arts centre Centro Parraga in the city centre.
Tel 968 351 410
Tel: 968 754 104 Market Weds
Saturday 18th February – Election of Carnival Queen
Saturday 25th February – Children’s Carnival Party with Carnival Party in the evening
Sunday 26th February – Grand Carnival Parade
Sunday 26th February – Children’s Carnival Parade
Wednesday 1st – Friday 31st March – Photography Exhibition at theVisitors Centre in Monte Arabi Regional Park. Open Fridays and Saturdays 9am-2pm and 4pm-7.30pm. Also Sunday 9am-3pm