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Lorca expands its tourist offer during July and August with activities both in the city and in the Castle (03/07/2019)

One more summer the Fortaleza del Sol opens its doors at night offering guided tours at dusk, live music, dinners in the courtyard at the foot of the Torre Alfonsina, family workshops and concerts, among others.

The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Lorca, Francisco Morales announced, this morning, that Lorca widened the activities for tourists and Lorca both in the city and in the castle for the months of July and August.

Morales has detailed that, "since last Friday, June 28 and during the next two months will be many and varied activities that a tourist can enjoy in Lorca, both during the day and at night, as the monument more visited the city, the castle, opens its doors at night to enjoy it also at dusk and at night.

The mayor of Tourism has encouraged everyone, Lorca and visitors "to enjoy the charms offered by the city of the Sun also during the summer months, know the rich heritage that has, without forgetting to taste the best cuisine with products typical of the area. "

The Visitor Center of Lorca, point of reception of visitors, in addition to its permanent exhibition on the municipality of Lorca and its attractions will feature the temporary exhibition "Media Age and video games" with free admission from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

From Tuesday to Friday and at 7:30 p.m., you can take the guided tour "Lorca Imprescindible" with the help of an official guide to visit the most emblematic places and monuments of the city.

On the first and third Saturdays of each month at 12:30 a guided visit to the "Virgen de las Huertas and the Caliphal Palace" can be made to know the remains of this magnificent palace found in the subsoil of the convent.

The Old Collegiate Church of San Patricio will open its doors for individual visits from Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., also offering a guided tour on the second Saturday of each month.

On the third Saturday of each month there will be a guided tour "The old town of Lorca" with an official guide to tour the historic center of the city for free.

For the fourth Saturday of each month there is a theatrical tour organized by the center of the city with two characters that will wrap us in a mystery plot with "The Red Dagger".

The Castle of Lorca wide activities during the day for the little ones to enjoy their well-deserved vacation with two special visits the family visit "Living in a border castle" at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and the theatrical visit "In Search for the magic key "at 12:30 am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays in July and August.

The activities are completed with the "Sundays in Family" initiative that includes a theatrical visit, lunch at the Castle Stables and with a monitor so that parents can enjoy

after dinner while the children play and entertain themselves with the monitors of the fortress.

Guided tours of the Synagogue and the Jewish quarter and the Alfonsina tower will be held every day, both in the morning and in the afternoon from Monday to Sunday.

El Castillo, the ideal plan for this summer's nights

They return "The Nights of the Castle of Lorca" so you can enjoy the most visited monument in the city in a cool environment with guided tours at dusk, live music, dinners in the courtyard at the foot of the Torre Alfonsina, family workshops and concerts.

"The Stables of the Castle of Lorca" adapt their schedule to the summer opening in a special way every Thursday and Saturday in July from 8 pm in its terrace-lounge, offering a healthy, imaginative and local cuisine, based on fresh products and of the Guadalentín region to enjoy summer nights.

Every Thursday in July, "Live Music Dinner" is offered on the terrace of Las Caballerizas, located in the castle's courtyard, while you listen to live music and savor gastronomic products of the area and every Saturday the guided tour "Un Castillo de Leyenda "to walk through the castle at night knowing its history and legends from the hand of our guide who will take you to the most emblematic corners of this fortress.

During the month of August the opening hours are even longer and the castle opens from Tuesday to Saturday nights with different activities such as the 'Night of Myths' in which our ancestors will come to visit the Castle this summer and next to we will be able to know the nocturnal illumination, the forms of survival, and the observation of the stars, among others.

Tuesdays and Saturdays in August, at 9:30 p.m., with a price of € 10 adults.

€ 7 children between 5 and 12 years old.

Free children up to 4 years old.

€ 5 adults with a menu, € 15 children with a menu (with prior reservation).

The program "Music & Tapas" proposes to enjoy a musical summer night on the terrace of the Stables of the Castle of Lorca with dinner and live music on Fridays 2, 16, 23 and 30 of August, starting at 9:30 p.m.

Concert at 23: 00h.

€ 10 concert & consumption.

Free under 12 years old.

€ 25 concert & dinner (reservation required).

One more year 'Poetry & Perseids in La Fortaleza del Sol' includes activities for children and adults on the night of the Perseids with storytelling and explanation of the night sky for the kids.

And for the elderly, an evening with poetry, watching stars and live music from the hand of Lorca singer Carmen Miñarro "Bonica".

It will be August 9 from 8:30 p.m.

The price will be € 10 adults.

€ 7 children between 5 and 12 years old.

Free children up to 4 years old.

€ 25 adults with a menu, € 15 children with a menu (prior reservation required).

Remember that with the Card Amig @ de Lorca you have your free entrance to the castle throughout the year, special prices on guided tours and other activities, discounts in store and cafeteria.

If you still do not have it, you can request your card at the Visitors Center of Lorca, at the Tourism Office of Plaza de España or at Castillo, directly on the day of the visit.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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