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Parador® Lorca

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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

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Parador Lorca - swimming pool at Prador Lorca

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.
Also outstanding is the Espolon Tower with Mudejar influences.

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).

Detail of the exterior of Parador Lorca 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.
In the typical cuisine of Lorca we can find: migas con tropezones"; "olla fresca"; rice and beans with pork products, Paella with turkey, Turkey casserole with meatballs; "Olla Gitana".

The Parador's® restaurant serves the local cuisine and also has a gluten free menu.

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.
Parador ot Lorca - view from archaeological site - Mrcia Spain

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.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

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Parador® Lorca
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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Distance in Kilometres
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Comment posted by Sheila HOUNSLOW
We have just spent our second Christmas here.2019.It was my husband and I third visit in all.We love this hotel.Its tranquil.The location is superb .There is just something SPECIAL about this place. However just a note.The Christmas meal is on Christmas Eve as of course is normal in Spain. Semi Formal dress. Christmas Day is the normal menu.All very good quality food.Typical Spanish of the region.but it is an exspencive restaurant.It would be nice to have a bit wider more international choice on the menu too.Is my only criticism.I saw lots of Brits picking at their food.Not because its not good.But not all maybe to none Spanish taste.yes I know its a Spanish hotel however the breakfast is good.Wide choice.The terrace cafe/bar. Is excelent for day time eating.sat on the splendid terrace.But once again is expensive.maybe a two tier cheaper menu.Maybe added. This would be good for all budgets. It wont stop us going back.The staff are wonderful,helpful and friendly.the hotel is spacious.Even when full.still feels spacious.Views are amazing.Decor classy.I would highly recommend it. And we will return. definitely. Thank you to all the staff. I mean ALL the staff.
Comment posted by RON FRITZ
FYI: I visited Lorca in 1975, during the time of the Holy Week services, for which Lorca had been noted. There was hardly an room in the town, but a young lady I happened to meet told me about an inn on the outskirts that her uncle owned. Luckily for me, there was a room at that inn, so I left my sleeping bag in there, and went back to join the young lady and her friends. We spent the evening together. When I went back to the inn later I couldn't get in. I noticed an old fort or castle on the hill above the town. It looked like I might be able to at least get out of the cold if I could find a niche in the wall of the castle. So that's what i did: I spent the night sheltered from the wind in the 'parador', long before it was actually constructed!! And I lived to tell the tale!!
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.

Recently built four star Parador® hotel on the site of a thirteenth century castle which overlooks the town of Lorca in southern Spain