Plaza of Spain, 30800 Lorca
Telephone: 968 441914 (Fax 968 466157)
Tourist Office of Lorca
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Lorca’s rich and extensive history has left a legacy of archaeological sites and historic buildings, around which the modern City has built its tourist industry. Among them are the Castle of Lorca, the Jewish Quarter of the Castle and Synagogue, Plaza de España, Collegiate Church of San Patricio, Municipal Archaeological Museum, Church of San Francisco, Casa Huerto Ruano, Palace of Guevara, Church of San Mateo, Pósito de los Panaderos, Virgen de las Huertas Convent, Old Convent of La Merced, Church del Carmen and the War Theater.
Unfortunately Lorca has also been prone to natural disasters, suffering a Cold Drop on September 28, 2012, as well as an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale on May 11, 2011, claiming 9 lives. Since this earthquake the city has been rebuilding itself, gaining recognition for its Lorca Open for Restoration initiative, which used the restoration of the city as a tourist attraction while rebuilding its historic buildings, some of which are not yet open.
The tourist office itself has been temporarily moved until the renovations are finished and is inside the Old La Merced Convent on the outskirts of the city next to the river where there is ample parking (paid parking).
Lorca also has a coastal area that incorporates the Cabo Cope – Puntas de Calnegre Regional Park, in the Sierra de Almenara, which includes the beaches of Puntas de Calnegre, Baño de las Mujeres, San Pedro, El Siscal, Cala Honda, Cuartel del Ciscar, Junquera, Cala de la Gruta, Cala Leña, Los Hierros, Cala Blanca and Playa Larga, although many are only accessible through farms.
However, despite its many attractions, the name of Lorca is synonymous with Holy Week, its biblical parades of International Tourist Interest and famous throughout Spain. The week includes a series of parades in which whites (Paso Blanco) and blues (Paso Azúl) try to outdo themselves with the magnificence of their embroidery and the skill and daring of their riders.
Lorca also has a Parador, located within the complex of its historic castle.
Opening hours of the Tourist Office of Lorca:
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Click for map, Lorca Tourist Office (NOTE: as of October 2015, both the Tourist Office and Lorca Taller del Tiempo share temporary offices in a rehabilitated fragment of the old wall at the entrance to the car park, due to renovation works). improves parking and restoration works in the Convent itself. The temporary office is located a few meters from the normal one, and the opening hours are not affected).