Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Sunday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am
Saturday 3rd – 24th February – Aguilas Carnival is probably the best carnival in the area. For full details check at the Tourist Office. The main processions are on 11th, 13th & 17th February.
Sunday 18th February – Free Railways Guided Tour 10am. Pre-book at Tourist Office
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 512 – Tues Market
There are some fabulous walks in the Sierra Espuña National Park.
Go to http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es and click on Paths of Sierra Espuña. You will find full details of all walks available and a map that you can download.
Exhibition Sierra Espuña y Sus Costumbres @ Ricardo Codorniu Visitors’ Centre until 31st March
Learn about life in the Espuñas in days gone by.
Tues to Sat 9am-2pm & 3pm-5.30pm
Saturday 3rd (in Spanish) & 17th February (in English) – Free Tour of Archaelogical Museum of Thermal Baths 11am. Booking advised.
Sunday 4th (English), Saturday 10th (Spanish) & Sunday 25th (Spanish) February – Visit Alhama Castle 11am from Thermal Baths
Sunday 11th February – Free 9km Guided Walk in Barrancos de Gebas. 9.30am. Pre-book on 968 431 430
Sunday 18th February – Free Theatrical Tour of Alhama 11am from Tourist Office. Pre-booking advisable
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Saturday 3rd February & 3rd March – Guided Tour of Virgen de las Huertas Church & Moorish Palace (in Spanish) 10.30am/11.45am/1pm 4€. Booking essential
Sunday 4th February – Free Guided Theatrical Tour of Lorca (in Spanish) 10.30am from Tourist Office. Booking essential
Saturday 10th February – Tour of Historic Lorca 11am (4€ for extended tour). Booking essential
Friday 16th February – Rulo y la Contrabanda @ Teatro Guerra 10pm 20€/25€
Saturday 17th February – Free Guided Tour of Historic Lorca (in English) 11.30am from Tourist Information Point. Booking essential
Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or www.visitamazarron.es for full details of all tours.
The Via Verde of Mazarrón, officially inaugurated last August, offers a tourist alternative during the winter months, especially for cyclists and hikers. There are 15 kilometres of route that begin next to the RM D4, the Mazarrón exit road that crosses the mining site and culminate in La Pinilla, following the old railway line. The Ministry of Tourism invested more than one million euros adapting the land, installing guardrails and 12 rest areas planting trees; mainly pines and carob trees.
The new regulations specify that pedestrian or wheelchair, bicycle and horseback riding (at the pass) have a maximum speed of 20km/hr. Cyclists have to reduce their speed to 10km/hr at crossings and must stop and walk at crossings with roads, with pedestrians taking priority.
Youth Employment Programme
Entrepreneurs, self-employed workers, associations, foundations and non-profit organizations have until February 28th to join the subsidy programme for hiring young people registered in the Youth Guarantee System. This programme is intended to help companies and entities to achieve this objective whilst boosting business activity and, ultimately, economic growth.
Through the ‘la Caixa’ Youth Employment Programme website you can initiate and manage applications and find out more information
This is a programme of visits about the history and the cultural activity of schools, institutes and a day centre in Mazarrón. Students will learn about the local cultural heritage, authors, illustrators and the painters. Until Wednesday March 21st approximately 300 children of 4th Primary from 10 schools will learn about the history of the buildings and they will take part in a Fun Comic Workshop with the illustrators Juan Álvarez and Jorge Gómez.
Development of Sociodeportive Activities
Every week, in Mazarrón sports complex, sessions are developed in which minors from social services participate with equality with the rest of the children of the area. More than 350 students have practiced the educational and integrative football with the Real Madrid Foundation.
First Constitutional Olympiad
The First Constitutional Olympiad will take place until June 9th in the four secondary schools of the municipality (IES Felipe II and Domingo Valdivieso de Mazarrón, IES Antonio Hellín Costa of Puerto de Mazarrón and Colegio Siglo XXI, also of Puerto de Mazarrón). An internal phase will be held until April when the final phase will take place.
The aim is to promote the values of tolerance, freedom, democracy and peaceful coexistence that are reflected in it. June will see the closing of the event.
Beach Volley Ball
The third day organized by the Beach Volleyball Club of Murcia, in collaboration with the Department of Sports of the City of Mazarrón will be on 3rd/4th February. Full details on www.clubvoleyplayamurcia.com
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturday 24th February – Visit Astronomy Observatory 8pm
Take warm clothing and a torch. 2.50€ paid in advance essential. You can also visit Medina Nogalte and the cave houses, during the opening hours for free visit.
Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market
Saturdays & Sundays in February – Guided Visit to La Bastida 3.40€ 9am/7pm. Book at Tourist Office