The Parador of Lorca (Murcia) is located within the historical precinct of the Castle of Lorca, a meeting point of three cultures (Islamic, Jewish and Christian). It was declared Monument of Cultural Interest in 1931.
The thirteenth century castle of Lorca is located in a strategic position overlooking the city. It has a long, narrow shape with a polygonal floor plan and is divided into three areas, one of which contains the rectangular Alfonsi Tower, with three sections covered by Gothic vaulted ceilings. This tower was rebuilt in the fifteenth century.
The castle has been restored as a themed area dedicated to visitors and to the interpretation of heritage, under the name of the Fortress of the Sun. This initiative has earned Lorca a place on the short list of the European Commission's EDEN programme (European Destinations of Excellence), in recognition of its sustainable tourism proposal.
The Lorca Parador is a new-built construction, set on a vast archaeological site which was discovered during its preparatory excavations.
The archaeological site is partially embedded in the building, while another part lies outside the building walls. Among the different areas of the archaeological site, we can highlight the fifteenth century synagogue (this is the most important of the archaeological sites and is embedded in the Parador protecting it against erosion and allowing public visiting).
Also of interest is the Jewish house, an Islamic cistern, an Almohad wall of the thirteenth century and the remains of the Islamic-Caliphate buildings from the tenth to eleventh century. All of these sites are very close to the Parador.
Part of the walls of the castle is directly linked to the Parador such as the remodelled 'Alfonsina Tower', located in some distance from the hotel.
Gastronomy in Lorca is known for its abundant vegetables, cereals and meats, specially coming from game, sheep and pork.
The Parador of Lorca is the reference for tourism and gastronomy in the region of Murcia, both as historical centre and as meeting point for celebrations and events, based on its very large historical value.
Accommodation at Parador Lorca hotel consists of sixty five twin bedded rooms, nine suites and two easy access rooms.
The hotel Parador has bar, free wireless internet, swimming pool, gymnasium and facilities are available to hold business meetings.
Local festivities in the area include the San Anton popular pilgrimage in January, midsummer festivity in June and the pilgrimage honouring the Patron of La Hoya, Virgen de la Salud, on 8th September.
Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 115 kms and the nearest train station is 3 kms away.
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Rates in Euros
|Standard room||Double w/ Hydromassage and living room|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||169||338|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
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|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|134.40||134.40||108.00||197.60 per night|
|March to October||143.50||143.50||108.00||206.70 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
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|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
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|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
Castillo de Lorca s/n
30800 Lorca, Murcia
Latitude: 37° 40' 39.0108" N (37.67750293227785)
Longitude: 1° 42' 25.3584" W (-1.7070436477661133)
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|Comment posted by M.V.|
|Reception on arrival: Very cordial and helpful Bedroom: Lovely view and comfortable, Like the modern contrast to the old origins. View from room: Overlooked Lorca and was great with the lighting at night. Public rooms: Very comfortable and appealing. Loved the furnishings in the public areas. Restaurant: Very good. Any noise: No Location of the hotel: elt like a castle on the hill with the great views and the archaeological sites were most interesting to see and explore. Proximity to a town: I would have liked it a bit closer but then it would not have been the location of the old Castle. Any places visited near the hotel: We just stayed the night and went on to Costa Del Sol to meet friends. Etc. The reception people were extremely helpful in planning over stays in Paradores after our time in Costa del Sol.|
|Comment posted by Paul & Gill Corris|
|A fabulous location and a very well presented Parador. The staff were very friendly and helpful; the food in the restaurant was excellent. We had only one small irritation and that was the early morning emptying of the rubbish just outside our window - if you want a lie in choose a north facing room. Overall though, very good|
|Comment posted by Ed Harvey|
|My wife and I stayed at your parador in Lorca on 10th and 11th of December 2012 - room 508 (standard). The room was very comfortable with good views across the town - beautiful at night, especially. The Wifi was intermittent. I reported this to reception, but had to take my lap top down to the lobby to get a connection. Most of the staff were friendly - this is very important - first impressions. The only exception was the (non-effusive) reception we received when we first arrived - a smile goes such a long wa). But, as I have said, most of the time the staff were very friendly. The food in the restaurant (we ate both evenings) was excellent. But…we ordered two bottles of red wine (a different red on each night). The wine was served too cold (most red wine should be served at 18 degrees centigrade, more or less). Too hot or too cold and the wine cannot be appreciated. I mention these things because I have recommended Lorca to many friends (two of whom were with you the following week) and we will be coming back. I hope my comments are helpful. They are meant in good faith and hope your colleagues will consider my suggestions (especially about the wine, the wifi and the need for one or two staff to be trained to be as smiley as possible). Mostly, though, we really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to staying in Lorca (and other paradors) in the future.|
|Comment posted by Gillian and John Reid|
|Brilliant - absolutely superb. The artworks were supendous. Room perfect. Evening meal was expensive and not that good. Breakfast however was very good. Kind and helpful staff. Exceptional place.|
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Recently built four star Parador hotel on the site of a thirteenth century castle which overlooks the town of Lorca in southern Spain