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Lorca


Lorca Castle – Fortress of the Sun


Contact details

Carretera del Castillo
30800  Lorca, Murcia  (Murcia)
info@lorcatallerdeltiempo.com
www.lorcatallerdeltiempo.com
Tel.:+34 968477437

Location

Autonomous region:
Murcia

Province/Island:
Murcia

Murcia

Reservations


Description

This 13th-century castle is located in a strategic position overlooking the city. It has a long, narrow shape with a polygonal floor plan and is divided into three areas, one of which contains the rectangular Alfonsí Tower, with three sections covered by Gothic vaulted ceilings. This tower was rebuilt in the 15th century. Also outstanding is the Espolón Tower with Mudejar influences. The castle has been restored as a themed area dedicated to visitors and to the interpretation of heritage, under the name of the Fortress of the Sun. This initiative has earned Lorca a place on the shortlist of the European Commission's EDEN programme (European Destinations of Excellence), in recognition of its sustainable tourism proposal.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Gothic

Historic period:
13th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Mar 27 to Sep 30
From Monday to Sunday
From 10:30 to 18:30




From Oct 01 to Mar 26

Check the website for information on opening times.


Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €4

 

Services

Audio guide, Guided tours, Shop

Map


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