Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of Events
The use of masks, complying with safety distances and the use of hydroalcoholic gel is mandatory.
Tel: 968 652 244 Market Tues
Sunday 3rd July – El Zacatan Artisan/Medieval Market 9am-2pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 968 745 325
Via Verde is a Green Way for walkers and cyclists.
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 17th 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 has 5% of a 4,000-piece collection rotates in the space available. 3€ (reduced 2€/child 1€). Check opening times with Tourist Office.
Tel: 968 723 550 Market Wed
Sunday 31st July – Artisan Market
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
Every Thursday until end July
1.5 hour free guided walk (part of AECC campaign ‘On the move for Cancer’). Departs from Teatro Vico at 7.30pm. Call 900 100 036 to reserve your place
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 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.
Wine buffs can contact a choice of 15 bodegas affiliated to the Ruta del Vino for guided visits for small groups or individuals and to buy produce. Liaise with bodegas as most will attempt to co-ordinate groups and provide a relevant language-guide; or enquire through Tourist Office.
Tel: 968 730 208 Market Sat
Saturday 4th July
Free Guided Walk to learn about otters & their habitat (Moratalla/Calasparra). The 4.5km walk is of low difficulty and suitable also for children over 6 years of age. 10am
Monday 11th July-Saturday 17th July – Fiesta
Bull Running, Stalls, Fun Fair etc
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, email@example.com, or tel 696 807 037
Tel: 968 661 501 Market Sat
Sunday 10th July – 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 30th July
Simple Minds in Concert at Murcia Bull Ring. 30€. 9.30pm
Wednesday 3rd August
Sting in Concert at Murcia Bull Ring. From 60€. 9.30pm
Discover the contemporary arts centre Centro Parraga in the city centre.
Tel 968 351 410
Tel: 968 754 104 Market Wed