Lorca


Lorca Castle – Fortress of the Sun


Contact details

Carretera del Castillo
30800  Lorca, Murcia  (Murcia)
info@lorcatallerdeltiempo.com
http://www.murciaturistica.es
www.lorcatallerdeltiempo.com
Tel.:+34 902400047
Fax.:+34 968477223

Location

Murcia

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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 Oct 25 to Mar 17
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • From Mar 18 to Jun 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • From Jul 01 to Aug 30
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
  • From Sep 01 to Oct 24
  • From 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Prices

  • General: €5
  • Reduced: €4

Services

Audio guide, Cafe, Guided tours, Shop

Map



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