This year this event will take place under the motto "Jewish Heritage Routes", with guided tours, a photographic exhibition and tasting of Sephardic gastronomy.
The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Lorca, Francisco Morales, has announced that "this next Sunday, September 1, the Castle of Lorca will host the 20th edition of the European Day of Jewish Culture, this year under the slogan" Heritage Routes Beans ", with guided tours, a photographic exhibition and tasting of Sephardic gastronomy".
The Councilor for Tourism recalled that "the appearance a few years ago of the archaeological remains of the Jewish quarter of the castle and the Synagogue made Lorca show interest in participating in this European day, joining the rest of Spanish cities organizing activities of remarkable interest in the Castle and the city. "
Morales has detailed that "the activities will begin in the castle with the historical recreation" Daily Life in the Jewish Quarter ", through the visit of each of the houses of the Barrio de Alcalá and its synagogue, visitors will know the ways of daily life in the Middle Ages.More than a dozen characters will give life to the merchant, the butcher, the seamstress and other crafts of the time to know how they lived in a border castle, at the same time they will show us the most characteristic features of Jewish culture. This visit can take place at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. "
Guided visits to the Alfonsina Tower have also been organized at 12:30 p.m.
and 5:30 p.m., from where you can see the city from the top you can climb to the highest point.
At noon, in the Las Caballerizas del Castillo de Lorca cafeteria, it offers a special Sephardic-inspired menu to approach the particularities of the gastronomic heritage of our Sephardic ancestors.
In the afternoon, again guided tours of the Archaeological Park and Synagogue of Lorca will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
In the Aljibe del Espaldón del Castillo de Lorca you can visit the photographic exhibition "Discover Sefarad", a journey through the image through the cities of the Red de Juderías de España.
This temporary exhibition, provided by the Red de Juderías de España, can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The European Day of Jewish Culture aims to highlight the diversity and cultural richness of Judaism, as well as promote dialogue, mutual recognition and the exchange of ideas through conferences, concerts, performances, guided tours and other activities.
In these days 28 countries participate at European level to publicize the historical and cultural heritage of the Jewish people.
It is recommended to book on the Lorca Taller del Tiempo website, in addition to the Lorca Friend Card you have your free entrance to the castle throughout the year, special prices on guided tours and other activities, discounts in store and cafeteria.
You can request this card at the Lorca Visitor Center, at the Tourist Office of Plaza de España or at Castillo, directly on the day of the visit.
The mayor has indicated that "the valuable Jewish heritage exists in the city, as well as the work of dissemination of the Jewish culture that has been carried out in recent years, has been decisive for the incorporation of Lorca to the Network of Jewish Quarters of Spain, formed by 22 cities. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca