March 15 to June 15 The Mystery Man in Caravaca exhibition
A study of the Holy Shroud in the former church of the Compañía de Jesús in Caravaca de la Cruz “The Mystery Man en Caravaca” is one of the major exhibitions being held in the Holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz during..

The Palacio de la Encomienda in Caravaca de la Cruz
The palace in Caravaca is also known as the Casa de la Tercia The Palacio de la Encomienda is one of the historic buildings in the centre of Caravaca de la Cruz, although nowadays it is privately owned and can only be viewed..

The church of San Sebastián in Caravaca de la Cruz
This modest 16th century church is now home to a Caravaca music society Popularly known as the “Ermita del Santo”, the small church in Caravaca de la Cruz dedicated to San Sebastián dates from the early 16th century ..

11 unmissable sights to see during Holy Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz
A magical history tour of Caravaca for religious and non-religious visitors alike! With Easter Week about to start and most towns and cities in the Region of Murcia about to begin an exhaustive program of Semana Santa processions..

The Convent of Santa Clara in Caravaca de la Cruz
This 17th century Caravaca convent is still in use today The convent dedicated to Santa Clara in Caravaca de la Cruz is in the historic centre of the city, in Calle de las Monjas, and dates from the early 17th century. Unlike..

Las Fuentes del Marqués and the Torreón de los Templarios in Caravaca de la Cruz
A wonderful natural neauty spot with an interpretation centre and water features in Caravaca Las Fuentes del Marqués is an attractive natural park area about 2km from the centre of Caravaca de la Cruz and is an ideal place..

The convent church and monastery of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Caravaca de la Cruz
Iglesia del Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen de Caravaca de la Cruz This church, parts of which date back to the 16th century, has had one of the more chequered histories of the many places of worship in Caravaca de..

The Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción in Caravaca de la Cruz
Contruction of the church of the Immaculate Conception in Caravaca began in 1534 This church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, stands outside the historic old centre of Caravaca de la Cruz alongside the tree-lined avenue..

Museo Carrilero sculpture museum in Caravaca de la Cruz
The art and sculptures of Jose Carrilero in Caravaca de la Cruz Sculptor José Carrilero Gil was born in 1928 in Caravaca de la Cruz, in the building which now houses a museum dedicated to his works, the Museo Carrilero...

The Templete and the Bathing of the Cross of Caravaca
The Templete is one of the most iconic monuments in Caravaca de la Cruz The Templete is often referred to by locals simply as the Bañadero, the bathing place, due to its significance in the Fiestas of the Santísima y..

The Church of El Salvador in Caravaca de la Cruz
The second most important place of worship in Caravaca The parish church of El Salvador in Caravaca de la Cruz (Parroquia de El Salvador) plays an important part in the Holy Jubilee celebrations which are held every seven..

Summer 2024 Three multi-day hikes to the holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz
The Caravaca pilgrimage routes are expecting multitudes of walkers in the Holy Jubilee year of 2024 A series of special hiking and walking events is being held this summer by the Sport department of the Town Hall of Caravaca..

The church of Santa Elena in Caravaca de la Cruz
This Ermita de Santa Elena has been used as a place of worship in Caravaca for 300 years The Ermita de Santa Elena is a small church in Caravaca de la Cruz between Calle Canalejas and Calle Santa Elena, the current structure..

The convent-church of San José in Caravaca de la Cruz
The Carmelite convent in Caravaca was founded by Santa Teresa de Ávila in 1576 The baroque 16th-century convent church of San José stands on the Calle Mayor in the centre of Caravaca de  la Cruz, and was founded in 1576..

The former church of the Compañía de Jesús in Caravaca de la Cruz
Exhibition rooms at the Antigua Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús The church and monastery of the Compañía de Jesús occupy a substantial plot on Calle Mayor in the centre of the city of Caravaca. Once an important..

The Museo de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz
The Museo de la Cruz within the walls of the medieval castle of Caravaca The Basílica de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca stands on the hill behind the city, within the walls of the castle and alongside the museum dedicated to the..

The Plaza del Arco in Caravaca de la Cruz
A historic plaza used during many events in Caravaca de la Cruz The Plaza del Arco is the centre of historic Caravaca de la Cruz and is accessed via a deep archway which incorporates rooms belonging to the Town Hall. This..

The Vera Cruz, the True Cross of Caravaca de la Cruz
The holy relic of Caravaca has defined the history and development of the city The Cross of Caravaca represents many things to many people and since the Middle Ages it has come to define the nature of the city in which it..

The Plaza de los Caballos del Vino in Caravaca de la Cruz
The wine horses of Caravaca gather here the evening before their race to the castle The Plaza de los Caballos del Vino is in the north-west of the old centre of Caravaca de la Cruz (click for map), and is dominated by a statue..

The Glorieta or Calle Corredera, the main tree-lined avenue in Caravaca de la Cruz
The Glorieta, or Calle Corredera, runs from the Templete to the Convento del Carmen in Caravaca The Glorieta is the name commonly given to Calle Corredera, the wide tree-lined avenue which leads from the Templete to the Plaza..

The Town Hall of Caravaca de la Cruz
The Casa Consistorial in Caravaca dates from the 18th century The baroque Casa Consistorial, the main Town Hall building in Caravaca de la Cruz, is in the Plaza del Arco at the foot of the hill on which the castle-sanctuary..

The Cerro de la Fuente archaeological site of Archivel in Caravaca de la Cruz
Remains of buildings from up to 5,000 years ago in the coumtryside west of Caravaca The popular village of Archivel, a few kilometres west of the Holy City of Caravaca de la Cruz, is not only a favourite destination for rural..

The Basilica, Castle and Sanctuary of Caravaca de la Cruz
The home of the Cross of Caravaca is the castle-sanctuary above the town The Basílica de la Vera Cruz in Caravaca stands on the top of the hill behind the city, within the walls of the castle and alongside the museum dedicated..

The Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz
The square is named after the saint who founded the Convento del Carmen in Caravaca The Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz is right in the heart of the city of Caravaca, at the eastern end of the Paseo de la Glorieta, or Calle Corredera..

The archaeological museum of Caravaca de la Cruz
The Museo Arqueológico de la Soledad in Caravaca de la Cruz The extraordinary history and pre-history of the Region of Murcia provides rich archaeological remains at over 2,000 sites dating back to the earliest dawn..