Castle of Lorca, Lorca

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Lorca Castle in Lorca, Murcia, Spain, is a fortress of medieval origin constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries. It consists of a series of defensive structures that, during the Middle Ages, made the town and the fortress an impregnable point in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula. Lorca Castle was a key strategic point of contention between Christians and Muslims during the Reconquista. It is listed as a Site of Cultural Interest.It is 640 m long and 120 m wide, and one of the largest castles in Spain.HistoryArchaeological excavations have revealed that the site of the castle has been inhabited since Neolithic times. There were archaeological excavations conducted between 1999 and 2011, in conjunction with other excavations conducted in the centre of the town of Lorca. The excavations revealed the existence of an Argaric town that extended from the castle to the actual site of the current town. The excavations revealed funerary sites, homes, and a wall.It has not been determined exactly when a castle or fortress was first built on the hill. The first written documentation referring to a castle at Lorca is of Muslim origin, which in the 9th century, indicates that the city of Lurqa was an important town in the area ruled by Theudimer (Tudmir), who ruled seven cities in southeastern Spain, mentioned in the Treaty of Orihuela that was preserved by the Andalusian historian Ibn Adarí in the thirteenth century: Orihuela, Valentila (possibly an equivalent for Valencia), Alicante, Mula, Bigastro, Eyya (probably Ojós), and Lorca.
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  • We were making a visit theatrical kids at night, called "The keeper of the stars". The kids are the pasraon Super, since it is very fun and enjoyable for them. We buy tickets with dinner for adults and the environment is where dinner is very good, super quiet and reljado, and also during the dinner did another show for children.
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  • We made a late-night route. We took a tour with dinner at the official website of tourism in Lorca. INCREDIBLE! Dinner super rich and super nice Enrique guide tea made live and feel things fascinating! Recommended 100% Guide because but not you hear nothing.
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  • Loquillo and Miguel Poveda concert in an ideal environment. Welcoming dinner suitable for children. Bar area
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