Castle of Lorca-Fortress of the Sun

Castillo de Lorca, s/n

Cultural Visit

The Castle of Lorca, declared BIC (Heritage of Cultural Interest), was a defensive bastion during centuries (in the Middle Ages), on the frontier between the Christian kingdom of Murcia and the Nazarí kingdom of Granada. After some years of work for its consolidation and rehabilitation, it opened its doors in 2003 and can be visited every day of the year, finding different proposals, exhibitions, workshops for children, guided tours, extraordinary season activities, in short, a space to learn the History and Culture of Lorca.

The Castle is a symbol for all the inhabitants of Lorca. From its privileged location, in the Guadalentín valley, it has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, which has made it an exceptional archaeological site to know the past, from Prehistory to the present.

The current appearance of the Castle of Lorca is the result of the continuous changes that the different cultures have been carrying out in its 52,000 m² of extension. Thanks to archaeology we know the Argaric burials of 3.500 years and the Roman vestiges that hide its subsoil. Nevertheless, the definitive configuration of the Castle took place in the Middle Ages, a period during which most of the preserved remains correspond. Synagogue and a Jewish quarter from the 15th century are the most recent discovery that can be visited every day of the year.

Depending on the season you can do different activities that complement the cultural visit like music, gastronomy... There are also offers for different types of visitors: families with children, schoolchildren, groups and general public. Pets are welcome. The Castle is an area to learn and have fun at the same time.

Schedule

From February 15th to March 31th:

  • Sundays to Fridays from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance 15:30h).
  • Saturdays from 11:00h to 18:30h (last entrance 18:00h)

From April 1th to May 31th:

  • Sundays to Fridays from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance 15:30h).
  • Saturdays from 11:00h to 20:00h (last entrance 19:30h)

From June 1th to June 30th:

  • Fridays from 19:00h to 23:00h. Last entrance: 22:30h.
  •  Saturdays from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance 15:30h)  and from 19:00h to 23:00h (last entrance 22:30h)
  •  Sundays from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance 15:30h)

From July 1st to August 31st:

  •  Sundays and Mondays from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance15:30h)
  •  From Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entrance 15:30h) and from 19:00h to 23:00h (last entrance 22:30h)

From September 1st to September 30th:

  • From Monday to Sunday from 11:30h to 16:00h (last entry 15:30h).
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 18:30h to 23:00h (last entrance 22:30h)

From October 1st to October 31st:

  • From Monday to Sunday from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entry 15:30h).
  •  Saturday from 18:30h to 22:30H (last entry 22:00h).

From November 1st to December 31st:

  •  From Monday to Sunday from 11:00h to 16:00h (last entry 15:30h)
  • Sábados de 11:00h a 18:30h (última entrada 18:00h)

Closed January 1, 6 and December 25.

 

Location

Address:

Castillo de Lorca, no number

How to get there:

By road from the Mediterranean motorway (A7) and the A-92 motorway to access the town of Lorca. Once in the town follow the signs to “Castillo de Lorca- Fortaleza del Sol”.

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