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The Murcia Coast Sights

Castillo Fortaleza del Sol (Fortress of the Sun Castle)

  • Ctra. de la Parroquia
  • Lorca
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/26/2014

Fodor's Review

It's well worth the climb up to this 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. During August, the castle is only open for evening tours.

Sight Information


Ctra. de la Parroquia, Lorca, 30800, Spain



Sight Details:

  • €5
  • July, daily 10:30–8:30; Aug., Tues.–Sat. 10:30–9:30; Sept.–Dec. and Apr.–June, daily 10:30–6:30; Jan.–Mar., daily 10:30–5:30

Updated 09/26/2014


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