The Murcia Coast Sights

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Castillo Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun Castle)

Castillo Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun Castle) Review

It's well worth the climb up to the castle, which dates from medieval times when it was the most important fortress in the area, due to its strategic position on the frontier between the fighting kingdoms of Christian Castile and Moorish Granada. The two watchtowers and main castle wall are from the 13th century, while the Jewish quarter and lovely synagogue date from the 1500s. Audio guides in English are included in the admission price.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ctra. de la Parroquia, Lorca, 30800
  • Phone: 968/479003
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Sept.–Mar. 15, daily 10:30–5:30; Mar. 16–Aug., daily 10:30–6:30
  • Location: Lorca
Updated: 06-12-2013

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