Rental car route for Lorca
On the foot of a unique fortress and located between mining sites, we can find Lorca, birthplace of the Baroque style in Murcia, the third biggest city of the Region and famous in the whole world due to its Biblical-Passion Week procession were, as part of the Holy Week festivities, scenes of the Old Testament are performed with the participation of carts, horses and big coaches.
The Visitor Activity Centre, located in the old convent of La Merced, welcomes the visitors and helps them get in touch with the history of Lorca, a history that strongly relates to its castle, Fortress of the Sun. This castle was for centuries a frontier between Christians and Muslims and nowadays it has become a cultural and recreational space.
In the city, the tourist can travel along the Silk and Gold Routes when visiting the Museum of Embroideries of the Holy Week, go back in time in the Archaeological Museum or admire magnificent examples of Baroque Art in the Guevara Palace, also called "House of the columns" because of its altarpiece with Barley-sugar columns.
The Historical Centre, declared "Town of Historical and Cultural Interest" in 1964 and true heart of Lorca, includes impressive buildings representative of the Renaissance and Baroque periods such as the Plaza de España, the Town Hall, the church of San Patricio, El Pósito, La casa del corregidor or El Porche de San Antonio. And if you are looking for unusual spots, there is nothing better than a walk along the tree-lined streets or by the Virgen de las Huertas Convent.