Place of Spain, 30800 Lorca
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Oficina de Turismo de Lorca
To access the section dedicated to Lorca, click on Lorca
Lorca’s rich and extensive history has left a legacy of archaeological sites and historic buildings, around which the modern town has built its tourist industry. Among these are the castle of Lorca, the Jewish quarter of the castle and the synagogue, Plaza de España, Colegiata de San Patricio, Museo de Arqueologico Municipal, Iglesia de San Francisco, Casa Huerto Ruano, Palacio de Guevara, Iglesia de San Mateo, Pósito de los Panaderos, Convento Virgen de las Huertas, Antiguo Convento de la Merced, Iglesia del Carmen and Teatro Guerra.
Unfortunately, Lorca has also been prone to natural disasters, suffering a Gota Fría on September 28, 2012, as well as an earthquake that measured 5.3 on the Richter scale on May 11, 2011 and left 9 people dead. Since that earthquake, the city has rebuilt itself, gaining recognition for its Lorca initiative, Open for Restoration, which has used the city’s restoration as a tourist attraction while rebuilding its historic buildings, some of which still stand. open.
The tourist office itself has temporarily moved until renovations are complete and is inside the Antiguo Convento de la Merced on the outskirts of town next to the river where there is ample parking (paid parking).
Lorca also has a coastal area incorporating the Parque Regional de Cabo Cope – Puntas de Calnegre, in the Sierra de Almenara, which includes the beaches of, Puntas de Calnegre, Baño de las Mujeres, San Pedro, El Siscal, Cala Honda, Cuartel del Ciscar, Junquera, Cala de la Gruta, Cala Leña, Los Hierros, Cala Blanca and Playa Larga, although many are only accessible by farms.
However, despite its many attractions, the name of Lorca is synonymous with Easter, (Semana Santa) its biblical parades of international tourist interest and famous throughout Spain. The week includes a series of parades where the whites (Paso Blanco) and the blues (Paso Azúl) try to outdo each other with the magnificence of their embroidery and the skill and audacity of their riders.
Lorca also has a Parador hotel, located in the complex of its historic castle.
Lorca Tourist Office opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10.00 to 14.00.
Click for map, Lorca Tourist Office (NOTE: since October 2015, the Tourist Office and Lorca Taller del Tiempo share temporary offices in a rehabilitated fragment of the old town wall at the entrance to the car park, due to the improvements made to the car park and the restoration works in the Convento itself (the temporary office is a few meters from the normal office and the opening hours are not modified).