Excursions in Murcia
Perched high above the historic city of Lorca, watching over the land stands the 13th century castle popularly known as La Fortaleza del Sol (the Fortress of the Sun). Marked out by its two famous towers, Espolón and Alfonsina, the castle is open so that you can learn about the rich history of the fort through expositions, guided visits and workshops, which are held all year round.
See Cartagena from the vantage point offered by the sleek and modern panoramic lift at Calle Gisbert. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of a mountain of standout landmarks such as the bullring, churches, castles, forts and many of the citys most famous buildings.
Founded as the New Carthage more than 2,200 years ago, Cartagena is a city steeped in history. Every nook and cranny has a story to tell. Under the Cartagena Port of Cultures scheme, four fascinating packages have been put together. Each offers an intriguing angle, taking in the secrets, the hidden corners, the essentials and the ancient.
From the sea, you get a completely different vision of the city of Cartagena. On board of a modern twin-hulled boat we offer the visitor a fascinating experience: discovering every corner of the city's natural harbour and, at the same time, to find out more about all the city's system of defensive fortifications -its wall, its monuments, its castles, its forts, its coastal batteries- as well as about the stories and legends that tell us of the different eras in its past, and about the commercial and military role Cartagena has played over its more than 3000 years of history. A walk trough all the maritime accidents in the dock shelter to enjoy all the port setting. A tourist walk suitable for all ages showing them the keys to the importance of Cartagena as a strategic location.
Travel through the ages with the Cartagena hop on-hop off bus, on a journey that will take you from the ancient past to the modernist future while enjoying a fascinating guide in complete comfort. Admire the winding streets of the old town and the graceful elegance of the restored seafront promenade of a city that can trace its history back more than 2,200 years.<
La Union Mining Park covers an area of 50.000 m², and It is a privileged space in the Sierra Minera . You will know in situ the whole process of the former underground mining industry in the XIX and XX centuries, from the mining extraction up to the metal obtaining at the foundries. Live the unforgettable experience to go round more than 4.000 m² galleries and know how the miners´ lives and works were, as they have left their mark in this astonishing Heritage. Visit is about two hours. It starts at the Visitors Reception Centre, where a video helps you to understand La Union History. The itinerary begins on the Mining Train. From here you can see most of the landscape elements related to the Mining industry. The tour finishes with the Agrupa Vicenta Mine guiding visit, the main attraction into the Mining Park.
Bodegas Luzon roots come from the successive union of wine processors since 1916, expanding, modernizing and establishing itself as such in 2000. Bodegas Luzon has over 4.800m2 of floor space. The original structure perfectly matches the stone, wood and glass that have been added in recent years creating a perfect harmony of tradition and innovation, making our winery a special place. A modern and innovative winery, featuring the best of its past to produce wines with a very strong personality. The wines of Bodegas Luzon are also the result of the variety, soil, climate, and aging well harmonized in order to obtain the personal character transmitted by the environment of our land. Well conjugated finesse and power in the desired ratio depending on the type of wine for the enjoyment of our consumers.
At Bodegas Silvano Garcia performed a comprehensive control from the vine to bottling time, we monitor the ripening period as the plot and the variety of grapes to determine the optimal time to harvest depending on the wine we want to develop. Our mission is to give each wine a unique experience for your senses. Guided visits: Option 1: - Tour of the cellar and detailed description of the process - Tasting of our wines Option 2: - Tour of the cellar and detailed description of the process - Tasting of our wines - Appetizer Option 3: - Tour of the cellar and detailed description of the process - Visit to the Hall of Aromas - Tasting of our wines Option 4: - Tour of the cellar and detailed description of the process - Visit to the Hall of Aromas - Tasting of our wines - Appetizer Option 5: - Tour of the cellar and detailed description of the process - Visit to the Hall of Aromas - Horizontal Tasting of our wines discussed - Appetizer
The Centre of interpretation of the Punic Wall supposes the recovery of the remains of the ancient Carthaginian wall (III century B.C.) situated at the entrance of the city, and is one of the scarce punic findings located in the Iberian peninsula. The remains discovered are 30 metres long and some parts are conserved courses of blocks about 3 metres high. Together with the wall one can visit the remains of a funeral crypt belonging to the hermitage of Saint Joseph, built during the XVI and XVII centuries. In its plastered walls there can still be seen the paintings of the death dance which formed the pictorial programme of the crypt, paintings with a moral and educational function. Both remains are found interlocked in one of the five hills which surround Cartagena, on the side of Mount Aletes, the actual hill of Saint Joseph, exactly where the isthmus of the ancient peninsula of the city was located.
Conception Castle, Centre for the interpretation of the History of Cartagena is the best setting off point to know the city and get a general vision of itÂ´s 3,000 year history: the Punic Cartagena founded around the year 229 B.C. by General Asdrúbal; the mining riches that came years later to the Romans converting it into one of the most important colonies of the Roman Hispanic; the taking by the Arabs and the conquest for the "Castilla" by Alfonso X in 1245; the military splendour of the XVIII century to itÂ´s conversion into the Marine Department of the Mediterranean; and the XIX century, when Cartagena lived one of itÂ´s most splendid epochs thanks to itÂ´s industrialization and the important traffic to itÂ´s port. The setting chosen to carry out this journey through history is the Hispanic- Muslim fortress situated in the Hill of the Conception, the highest mountain of the five which protect the city, and which has served as an enclave for the Roman temple dedicated to Asklepio ( The god of health), a Muslim citadel, a medieval castle and the place to hang the siren which advised the population of the bombings during the Civil War. In the same way it offers the best panoramic view of the city and itÂ´s natural port. All within reach thanks to the panoramic lift that saves the height of the mount.
Step back in time to the golden age of the Roman Empire and discover this true archaeological gem that will give you a fascinating glimpse of a Roman city in its full splendour in the first and second centuries AD.
The Augusteum was a Roman temple that was situated next to the Forum in the commercial and religious hub of the city where ceremonies were held by the priests who served the Emperor during the Augustan age.
Step back in time and explore the district around the Roman Forum of Cartagena, the former nerve centre of the ancient city of Cathago Nova. See the curia, the baths, the peristyle (columned courtyard), the atrium and many more remnants of an era that thousands of years later still fascinates.
Learn about one of the most tragic conflicts of the 20th century with this informative tour of Spanish Civil War refuge shelters that will urge you to reflect on the repercussions of war and the need to co-exist in order to achieve a peaceful existence on the planet.
The House of Fortune contains the remains of a Roman dwelling brought to light in 2000. Its construction is dated from the end of the 1st century B.C. coinciding with an important urbanization process. The house occupied an area of 204 m2 and belonged to a wealthy family, since this kind of domus, one-family house, usually was the residence of the wealthy classes. It offers a panoramic view of the domestic life of the Roman period through the different rooms that it is comprised of, such as the tablinum or the representation room, the cubicula or bedrooms, the triclinium where they celebrated the banquets and the atrium. To help create an idea of the customs and culture of the era, some of the pieces found in the excavations are displayed, such as the herma, the china, money, objects for personal adornment, lamps and weights. Outstanding among all the admirable findings of the House of Fortune are the wall paintings and mosaics. The Latin inscription "Fortuna propita" whose translation could be "Good luck," has served to give the house the name Domus of fortune. This welcoming greeting was displayed to be read by the people who came to the Domus by way of the back door.
This tour of the old coastal defence fortress at Fuerte Navidad, now a fascinating museum after having been lovingly restored is ideal for history buffs. Cartagena has been been an important port since ancient times and the museum at Fuerte Navidad provides a fascinating overview of the different defensive fortifications existing in the harbour throughout history.
The discovery and excavation of the Roman Theatre of Cartagena is one of the most surprising archaeological discoveries of the city. This site has remained hidden for centuries because of it's location in an area of the city uninterruptedly inhabited. For this reason its original features remained hidden with the passage of time. An example of this inhabitation was the partial superimposition of the Old Cathedral on the top part of the Roman Theatre, one of the major singularities of this archaeological collection. An imposing building with a capacity for 6000 people whose particular characteristics certify the important role played by Cartagena in the history of the Ancient Hispania. Moreover, its proximity to some of the more emblematic buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council Palace, the medieval Castle and the port facilities, makes it one of the most attractive places and monuments of Cartagena. The Museum, projected by the architect Rafael Moneo, has come to answer the need for museum space to bring together all the various pieces found during the successive excavations. The Museum sets about to incorporate the Riquelme Palace and include the Old Saint Mary's Church in the collection, making the Theatre the final and most notable piece presented in the Museum.
Señorio de Barahonda is surrounded by its own vineyards, offering not only a fine landscape to admire but also a deep insight into the winemaking process; it allows visitors to have direct contact with the people who have made the wine, trips around the cellar and access to the Wine Club, taking part in tastings and experiencing the exquisite symphony of sensations offered by the avant garde restaurant situated in the bodega. The bodega stands out with some traditional architectural forms and is totally integrated in the surrounding countryside, infused with a vision singular beauty arising from the fusion of wine and culture; it offers wines lovers the opportunity to enjoy the very best of fashionable wine tourism
Terra Natura is a combination of nature, culture, leisure and show business in a single park. The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia. At Terra Natura Benidorm you will able to observe more than 1,500 animals from 200 different species, 50 of which are in serious danger of extinction, and over 2,500 specimens of more than 160 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants. The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. You will be fascinated at feeding time as you watch the voracity of wild animals devouring their prey. Want more thrills? Why not try the Bird of Prey Challenge? A spectacular 400m zip wire and soar above the elephant enclosure enjoying birds eye views over the park before an thrilling 50km/h descent. All this excitement is bound to give you a healthy appetite and youll be spoilt for choice by the parks wide variety of restaurants and snack bars.
Have a sensational day at Mundomar and enjoy its great shows where you can see dolphins, sea lions and penguins. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then youll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time.
A new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the Zooimmersion experience a new concept in habitat design which will enable you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you at least, no visible ones. It consists 165,445 m² which are divided into two themed areas: the African Savannah and the Iberian Peninsula. At Terra Natura Murcia you can see more than 300 animals from 50 different species, three of which are in serious danger of extinction, plus over 500 examples of more than 50 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants from these regions. As well as the hugely varied collection of wildlife, our educational information (through placards with biological details and information points), the architectural theming and the range of shows, entertainment and adventure activities make this park the favourite choice for families looking to spend an interesting and entertaining day in a natural setting.
The park Terra Mitica is simply spectacular. Discover all that is hidden on the Mediterranean, thousands of years converted into moments of fun, emotion and adrenalin. Have you seen the faces of your children when you upload them to an attraction and you share those feelings?
Aqualandia is a water park with loads of attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, childrens areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with the many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest.
Enjoy the All Inclusive visiting two parks on the same day! The offer includes one menu with one drink plus three drinks per person during your visit to the two parks. A combination of nature, culture, leisure and a show like never before in Europe.
With this combined ticket for Mundomar and Aqualandia you will be able to visit both parks in your own time. Have a sensational day at Mundomar and enjoy its great shows. A simple stroll around this park will feel like a great adventure the cheeky monkeys are sure to steal a smile from young and old alike. And then youll laugh out loud at the Sea Lion show at the same time as you learn and have fun in a marine environment. Both old and young will have a whale of a time. Then at the parrot show, not only will you get to see a wide variety of exotic birds; you will also discover a fun-filled world of adventure where the evil Captain forces Peter Parrot leave the island where he has always lived. Learn about penguins and sea lions while you feed them. Theres always something to see and do at Mundomar. Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, childrens areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest
Visit two parks for the Price of one with this combined ticket. Terra Natura is a new-generation wildlife park where you can discover the Zooimmersion experience a new concept in habitat design which will enable you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you at least, no visible ones! The 320,000 square metres of the Benidorm park are divided into four themed areas: Pangea, the entrance to the park, America and Asia The wide variety of entertainment and adventure activities make for a great day out for all the family in a natural setting. Aqua Natura is Benidorms newest and most modern water park is situated right next to Terra Natura and is divided into five main sections: the wave pool, slides, childrens pool, lighthouse quay and solarium spa. Changing rooms, snack bars and restaurants, more than 1000 m of slides and special bathing areas for children all make for an unforgettable day out. The lighthouse breakwater is separated from the beach and slide area and gives you the opportunity to get to know the underwater word in this impressive aquarium where you can observe different Mediterranean species in their natural habitat.
Have two great days out for the price of one out in this combination of Terra Mitica and Aqualandia. Discover the treasures hidden around the shores of the Mediterranean. Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and the Islands, thousands of years of history transformed into uncountable moments of fun, sensations and adventure. Take a deep breath and jump into the unknown. You wont want to miss a single attraction. Aqualandia is a water park with loads of different attractions for all the family. Slides of all shapes and sizes, childrens areas, swimming pools and landscaped gardens for relaxation all await you. At Aqualandia everything is possible at a water park that is one of its kind in Europe. The whole family will have a great day out; the young will love its gravity-defying rides and children will have the time of their lives with many attractions designed especially for the, even for the very smallest.
One day in Terra Mítica and one day in Mundomar. Terra Mítica is the theme park of Costa Blanca in which emotion surpasses fiction. With five different areas in which to enjoy all the attractions, shows and traditions. Thousands of years of history turned into moments of emotion, adrenaline and fun. Mundomar natural park is located in the upper part of Benidorm from where one may enjoy beautiful views of this city of the White Coast (Costa Blanca). Different dolphin shows, seals, sea lions and birds may be discovered whilst taking a stroll and it is possible to marvel at the great variety of animals living in the rich Mediterranean vegetation.
One day in each park: Terra Mítica, Aqualandia and Mundomar. Terra Mítica is the theme park of Costa Blanca in which emotion surpasses fiction. With five different areas in which to enjoy all the attractions, shows and traditions. Aqualandia is an extensive natural area where you can enjoy a wide variety of water activities and many other amenities. With our great range of water rides, splash pools and other attractions theres something for everyone to enjoy a fun day out. Mundomar natural park is located in the upper part of Benidorm from where one may enjoy beautiful views of this city of the White Coast (Costa Blanca). Different dolphin shows, seals, sea lions and birds may be discovered whilst taking a stroll and it is possible to marvel at the great variety of animals living in the rich Mediterranean vegetation.
Carolus Alberta presents musical and comedy show "Una noche más" al molino. A wonderful combination of the best Spanish humour and the most spectacular shows. The perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable night of laughs and charming. Comedy, copla, musicals a night of magic and glamour.
The night puts on its party clothes at the Benidorm Palace. Vedettes, dance, magic and different shows all make for an evening you wont forget. Benidorm Palace has been bringing its magical live shows to audiences night after night for over thirty years now. The venue and shows make it an ideal setting for all your celebrations. You will enjoy top class entertainment accompanied by the rhythms of the New Bambú Orchestra. The facilities are adapted for all types of events including business conventions, presentations of products, end of course celebrations and above all types of congresses with practically unlimited capacity. The Benidorm Palace has hosted some of the best shows in Europe including Miss Spain, the European Arts Forum and dozens of congresses. Some of the international stars that have performed at this iconic venue with seating for 1,500 include Julio Iglesias, Rudolf Nureyev and Lola Flores. You will be thrilled by the show-stopping performances of our team of international artistes including dancers, acrobats and magicians. The perfect setting for an unforgettable evening packed with magic and glamour.
The Big Top has a hall, bar, air conditioning, toilets and every detail that you may need for a fun filled afternoon.The traditional circus has been replaced with a new circus. The animals have gone and new ideas have been incorporated. Styles brought to us by the famous Cirque de Soleil or the brilliant performers from the Orient. Heated tent!. Audiences are amazed by the creativity and modern delights performed. Balancing acts, acrobats, jugglers, magicians or clowns will delight young and old of all cultures and nationalities. All our artists come from the best circus attractions around the world. Open every Sunday.
Discover de real Benidorm. The only guided tour of Benidorm with explanation in 8 languages with individual sound system.