From the top of its hill, the castle offers sweeping views of the historic city of Lorca and its surroundings. This 13th century Arab citadel has been restored and remodelled to become a themed cultural centre, The Fortress of the Sun, where you can visit the castle and also enjoy exhibitions, workshops, shows and cultural activities.
Mining Park of La Unión
This complex, at the foot of the Sierra de Cartagena-La Unión, displays a large part of Murcia’s industrial heritage. Visiting these restored 19th century mines, you can see how the mining industry impacted the region, and what mining was like in that era. The tour of the Mining Park includes a visit to the mine “Agrupa Vicenta”, one of Europe’s largest mines open to the public. With its huge galleries, its vaults over eight metres high, and its red underground lake, it is an imposing experience. This is also one of the locations for the famous music festival, Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas.