SUNSHINE ROUTE (RUTA DEL SOL)
A route through one of Spain's beautiful national parks including some fabulous Paradors.
Suggested access airports: Madrid
3 NIGHT ITINERARY
First night: Parador de LORCA
What first strikes you about Lorca is the number of Baroque buildings that you find as you explore the streets. In 1964, Lorca was declared a Historic-Artistic site due to its architectural legacy, a true symbol of Spanish Baroque.
Emblazoned facades, coats of arms, houses and palaces, churches and brotherhoods, the nickname "City of the Hundred shields" shows its noble past and historic character.
It shows off the Collegiate San Patricio, the City Hall and various buildings that surround it. It is on top of the Lorca Castle.
Lorca originally constituted part of Caliphate of Córdoba but later came under the Kingdom of Alfonso X of Castille. Centuries of wars, invasions, skirmishes, years of instability that continued up until the 15th Century when Lorca was bestowed city status.
Second and third night: Parador de MOJÁCAR
The extensive coastline of Mojácar offers visitors the choice between busy beaches with all amenties, with wide sandy strip and moderate waves, and a series of quiet coves, small, remote and away from residential areas, totally unspoiled and beautiful.
Years of civilizations and cultures have come together to make this Mojácar one of the most emblematic and architectural beautiful cities of the province. Mojácar is located in a watchtower overlooking the horizon and has been coveted by many ancient peoples.