The largest town in Spain by area, Lorca stretches across an entire valley and its municipal district reaches the coast. The attraction of Lorca lies in its history and archaeology, present in the character of its streets, its living crafts (textiles, woodwork, ceramics) its different offerings for festivals and cultural events. Lorca was officially declared an “historical and artistic” treasure in 1964.
A hilltop castle presides over the town, this is the Sun Fortress of Lorca which is a former frontier town dating back to the 13th century when Spain was dominated by the Moors and Lorca was a defensive town whose primary function was the defence of the Arabic possessions. The castle has recently been restored to part of its former glory and represents a significant economic resource for the people of Lorca.
The town has numerous historical buildings including churches, Roman villas, palaces and also artistic treasures. Lorca is well known for its enthustiastic and lavish fiestas.Lorca is well connected with a coach station, a rail station and the main N340 motorway which runs next to the town.
Lorca is 120km from Alicante airport, 150km from Almeria airport and 60km from Murcia’s airport at San Javier. The nearest golf courses are in the neighbouring province of Almeria, including Valle del Este and Desert Spring, about half an hour away.