Day Out Caravaca, Moratalla and Calasparra
The inland part of the province of Murcia is just as delightful and worth visiting as the coastal part. It has spectacular scenery as it lies within the Espuna and Revolcadores Mountains along the banks of the Segura river. There are many charming towns and villages that have been inhabited since prehistoric times, and plenty of unique culture as this area has remained relatively isolated throughout history.
This day out is designed to give you a good feel for the area, but there is so much to see and do in all three places that you might prefer to spend the whole day visiting only one of them. Or perhaps you can 'mix and match' these destinations with the villages of Mula, Bullas or Cehegin which you'll pass on the way to Caravaca and that make up the other day out to inland Murcia.
Caravaca, or Caravaca de la Cruz as it is properly known, is of huge religious significance to all Catholics. It is ranked amongst the top five most religious places in the world alongside Rome and Jerusalem. Moratalla is a delight to wander around with the castle providing an excellent view point and Calasparra is world famous for producing rice.
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