Due to the Coronavirus, please check with your local Tourist Office or other contacts for up-to-date information on all events in May.
Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Saturday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am.
Sunday 3rd May – Free Theatrical Tour – 10.30am from Tourist Office
Auditorio Infanta Elena
Saturday 2nd & 9th May – Spanish Theatre 9pm Tickets 10€
Friday 22nd May – OSMR playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky 9pm Tickets 15€
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 51 – 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.
Saturday 16th May – Tribal Son @ Teatro Velasco. 9pm. Free entry
Sunday 17th May – Free Theatrical Tour
Actors characterized as historical figures such as Jaime I El Conquistador and Marqués de los Vélez, will tell you how they lived in their respective times whilst visiting the most important cultural points in Calle La Feria, San Lázaro Church, Plaza Vieja, Casa de la Tercia, etc. with entrance to the Archaeological Museum Los Baños.
11am from Tourist Office
Saturday 6th June – Free 45min Tour of Los Baños Archaeological Museum 11am
Fuente Alamo – Sat Market
Every Wednesday – Hacienda del Alamo Women’s Association Coffee Morning @ The Club House 10am-12pm
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Lorca Castle – general entry 6€. Guided Tours available in English for 4€ on Thursdays at 10.30am for 22€ to include lunch, with special packages Mon-Fri (15€). Check at Tourist Office for full details.
Saturdays & Sundays in May – Full day visiting Moorish Lorca 12€
Full details from Tourist Office
Friday 1st May – Visit Collegiate Church of San Patricio and its Three Squares
11.30am from Tourist Office. 5€ for over 13yrs. Booking essential
Sunday 10th & Thursday 14th May – 1hr Free Tour of Historic Lorca 11.30am from Tourist Office
Sunday 24th May – Theatrical Tour 11.30am from Tourist Office
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.
Mazarrón Sports Schools
Activities including Mountain Bike, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Beach Volley are aimed at children and young people 3-18yrs at 75€ for the whole year (except for Surf Club and Escuela Grímpola, which cost 100€ and 150€ respectively). The table tennis school is completely free. There are discounts for members of large families and for those who can certify a 33% disability.
More information at the Town Hall.
2020 Tax Declarations
Citizens of Mazarrón will be able to present declarations of the Income for 2020 without having the need to travel to Cartagena or Lorca. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in May and June they will be able go to Mazarrón. The Mayor revealed that ‘work is underway to decide in which office will be allocated to the Tax Agency.
The Town Council Injects More Than 1 Million Euros Into The Municipality’s Economy To Alleviate The Crisis Caused By The Coronavirus
600,000€ will be contributed by the Town Council and the beneficiaries of the plan will save 494,000€ with the exemption of tax payments to alleviate the situation of families disadvantaged and with few resources.
85,960€ will go to four contracts to be managed by Social Services in 4 areas for a period of 4 months:
29,980€ is allocated to domestic care, with the same amount for basic necessities and food.
14,000€ will be for the supply of pharmacy costs and special food for children.
An agreement has been reached with 6 taxi drivers so that they can deliver drugs or basic food to citizens of Mazarrón for 5€ and for Camposol, Mazarrón Country Club and districts for 10€. For people without resources, the payment will be borne by the Town Council.
514,040€ will be used to buy sanitary materials and products for the different departments of the Council such as the Municipal Brigade, Local Police, Civil Protection and the Town Council in order to continue to take extra safety precautions and direct economic aid and subsidies are being set aside for the self-employed, businesses and SMEs in the municipality.
A second phase will revolve around the exemption from paying taxes for a period of 6 months, such as the refuse collection rate for shops, bars and restaurants, for which establishments will save 103,956€. Low-income families will also benefit from the refuse rate reduction tax.
The Bolnuevo Erosion Protection And Conditioning Project
The mayor of Mazarrón, Gaspar Miras, has announced that the company that owns the land has given its authorization for the Autonomous Community to carry out the project to preserve the Erosions which is listed as a Natural Monument of the Region of Murcia.
The Erosions suffered the loss of one of their monoliths as a result of recent inclement weather.
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturdays (6.30pm) & Sundays (11am) discover the historical and patrimonial wealth of Puerto Lumbreras through Medina Nogalte visiting its cave-houses and the Nogalte Castle. From Craftsman workshop cave house, reception of Medina Nogalte. 7pm. 3€ (under 10’s free). Payment due 2 days prior to visit @ ES 12 3058 0204 15 2732000020-City Hall of Puerto Lumbreras.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd May – VI Collectors’ Fair @ Sports Centre
Fri & Sat 10am-9pm/Sun 10am-2.30pm
Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market/Fri in El Pareton
Saturdays & Sundays – Guided Visit to La Bastida 4€. 10am/12pm. 10 people required for the tour of important discoveries in European Prehistory, famously known as the Troy of Murcia.
The historical site of La Bastida was built 4,200 years ago and archaeologists believe that the fortification was designed by people with advanced military knowledge from the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, after a crisis laid waste to their regions 4,300 years ago. Constructed using a design never before seen in the West, the military innovation of the postern gate was not adopted by the Hittites and Mycenaeans until 400 and 800 years after the Murcian fort was built.
Reservations: at Tourist Office in the Balsa Vieja.
Tel 968 418 153 (English speaking)
Saturdays – Free Guided Visit Museum Of The Tower Of Santiago 10am
The first level hosts the chapter house that refers to the lands of Totana; the Order of Santiago. The second level is the choir of the church, which shows the Mudejar coffered ceiling of the temple and the explanation of its chapels. The next level is known as ‘the bride’s room’, which was the old house of the bell ringer. The fourth level cannot be visited as it contains the current clock. The last level is the bell tower, where the second oldest bell of the Diocese is located, dating from 1470.