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The Castle will host this Friday night activities for children and adults on the occasion of the famous "Tears of San Lorenzo" (07/08/2019)

The lorquina singer-songwriter Carmen Miñarro "Bonica" will be the protagonist of the night of Perseidas and Poetry in the Fortress of the Sun with the presentation of her book of poems "Sebenta".

The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Lorca, Francisco Morales, has reported that this Friday, August 9, the Castle of Lorca will host the activity "Poetry & Perseids in the Fortress of the Sun".

The Councilor for Tourism recalled that "the Castle of Lorca extends its schedule to welcome Lorca, tourists and visitors to meet one of the most anticipated astronomical phenomena of the year: the rain of stars popularly known as tears of San Lorenzo to match the dates of the event with the saint's martyrdom day.

Morales stressed that "for this reason, a special program has been prepared for all audiences with the aim of enjoying this nocturnal activity to the fullest and trying to spot some shooting stars of this natural phenomenon."

The opening of doors will be at 8:00 p.m., the children's activity at 8:30 p.m. with a storyteller by Raúl Rey that will lead the little ones to discover the secrets of the stars at the foot of the Espolón Tower for later and The hand of the professionals of the Astronomical Observatory of La Murta at 9:30 p.m. can observe the summer sky with telescopes.

In addition, the singer-songwriter from Lorca, Carmen Miñarro, "Bonica" will be in charge of introducing the adult session with the reading of poetry and the presentation of her book of poems, "Sebenta", published in May 2019.

Around 23h the astronomical observation of adults will begin on the esplanade of the Patio de Armas del Castillo with an explanation of the celestial vault by the Astronomical Association of Murcia.

And at 24h on the terrace of Las Caballerizas del Castillo and to close the evening, "Bonica" will give an acoustic concert to delight us with her wonderful voice and her charming songs.

You can book your ticket online through the website or at any of the physical points of sale or at the tourist information points of the city.

Reservations for dinner are sold out, but you can book a picnic so you don't miss watching the summer sky while enjoying the castle at night.

Online reservations have a discount on the box office price and if you have the "Amig @ de Lorca" card you will have special prices.

Prices will be € 10 for adults and children over 12 years, € 7 for children between 5 and 12 years.

And free for children under 5 years.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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