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Top Choice Religious in Lorca

Semana Santa

If you're from Lorca, you’re probably passionately Blanco (White) or Azul (Blue), the colours of the two major brotherhoods that have competed since 1855 to see who can stage the most lavish Semana Santa display. Lo…
Top Choice Castle in Lorca

Castillo Fortaleza del Sol

The town’s castle, high over town, is an impressive place, a huge medieval complex characterised by two towers. The basic entry includes an audio guide and access to the Torre del Espolón, reconstructed after the ea…
Top Choice Church in Lorca

Colegiata de San Patricio

This stately and beautiful gem of a church presides in golden-stone majesty over Lorca's central square. The sober and handsome triple-tiered baroque facade conceals a triple-naved interior Renaissance interior with…
Top Choice Square in Lorca

Plaza de España

The highlight of the old town is a group of baroque buildings around Plaza de España, including the Pósito, a 16th-century former granary; the 18th-century Casa del Corregidor; and the town hall. Lording over the sq…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lorca

Centro para la Artesanía

It's quite a surprise to go through the door here, and gradually descend into an enormous concrete structure replete with all kinds of handicrafts, from colourful rugs to wine and marvellous ceramics. A government i…
Museum in Lorca

Museo de Bordados del Paso Azul

Attached to the San Francisco monastery, this is the modern museum of the Azul (Blue) Holy Week brotherhood, and gives an excellent idea of what Semana Santa means to the locals. As well as stirring videos and backg…
Tapas in Lorca

Albedrío

Below the level of the square, this bright and buzzy spot is a very welcome addition to the Lorca eating scene. A mural of Bogart and Hepburn overlooks chunky wooden tables where you can order from a wide range of l…
Spanish in Lorca

Casa Roberto

In an attractive pink house on the principal pedestrian street, this likeable family-run restaurant is a sound bet. There's a series of rooms converted into intimate dining areas, as well as a pleasant courtyard. Di…
Museum in Lorca

Museo de Bordados del Paso Blanco

Attached to the church of Santo Domingo, this is the museum of the Blanco (White) Semana Santa brotherhood. Here you can see a collection of the beautifully elaborate robes worn by them during the passionately suppo…
Palace in Lorca

Casa de Guevara

The wonderful baroque facade of the 17th-century Casa de Guevara suffered serious earthquake damage but is now looking spruce again. The interior, with elegant patio and halls, is used for temporary exhibitions. It'…