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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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 Dirk Mitchell|
|I stayed there with my wife in July 2018 and only wish to congratulate the staff for their wonderful hospitality and making our stay there so enjoyable and memorable. We are especially grateful to the short haired blonde lady, (Sorry we do not know her name) who worked in Reception and frequently attended to our enquiries and requests with great efficiency and kindness. We enjoyed a wonderful 90 mins in the Spa area and our thanks also to the 2 staff who gave us advice to make our experience so memorable. This is a really unique and special hotel. We both loved the space and quiet as well as being surrounded by bespoke furnishing and amazing views in all directions from the hotel. When it was time to leave I was really sorry as I was enjoying the experience so much. Our room was always spotlessly clean and refreshed when we returned to it and the catering staff for breakfast and dinners were always very friendly helpful and courteous. Clearly the Parador Hotel in Lorca have an excellent team of hard working and dedicated staff who made our stay there so memorable and enjoyable. Kind regards and sincere thanks to all.|
|Comment posted by Mike Clark|
|We stayed 3 nights in a Junior Suite. The room was very and comfortable. Sadly there was no Nespresso machine as we have found in suites in other Paradors. We enjoyed the restaurant and thought that the food was occasion standard. The staff were also very helpful.|
|Comment posted by Mr and Mrs Hayward|
|We stayed at the Parador in February. We were extremely impressed with everything, including the friendly staff, comfortable room, delightful views, excellent restaurant and particularly how beautifully the hotel has been incorporated into the castle of Lorca.|
|Comment posted by Knut gjefle|
|Rooms and service as comfortable as expected. However, the food experience was not as expected. We had a good meal, but from our experience during a visit within this year, the meat was not as well tenderized as to be expected in a reputated restaurant.|
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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