Lorca Castle – Fortress of the Sun

Contact details

Carretera del Castillo
30800  Lorca, Murcia  (Murcia)
Tel.:+34 902400047



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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


  • From Jan 01 to Mar 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 05:30 PM
  • From Apr 01 to Jun 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM
  • From Jul 01 to Aug 04
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 08:30 PM
  • From Aug 01 to Aug 31
  • From Tuesday to Saturday

    09:30 PM
  • 10:30 PM
  • From Sep 01 to Dec 31
  • From 10:30 AM to 06:30 PM


  • General: €5
  • Reduced: €4


Audio guide, Cafe, Guided tours, Shop


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