Moratalla Travel Guide

  • Moratalla
    by DanielF
  • Moratalla
    by DanielF
  • Moratalla
    by DanielF

Moratalla Things to Do

  • Convent of Saint Sebastian

    The Convent of Saint Sebastian is a good example of Murcian Barroque. Unlike the castle and the church, it is placed in the lower part of the town, near the Town hall. Its main portal is a fine example of rural Barroque in the Region of Murcia.

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  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

    The main church in Moratalla was dessigned as a Renaissance building, but its construction took place along several centuries, hence the melange of styles. As the castle, the church stands in the upper part of the town and is visible from many kilometers around.

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  • Terrassess

    Being built upon different levels, there are several terrasses in Moratalla from which you can look over the rooves of the town and into the distance.

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  • Lower town

    This is the most animated part of the town, as there are many shops and bars in this area. Even the buildings here have another flair.

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  • Point of reference

    The castle is currently in ruinous condition. Only the homage tower stands proudly among the chaotic maze of modest houses.

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  • The ruins of the castle

    Beside the church, the castle is the most outstanding building in the town. It dates back to the XV century, when the town was at strategic position near the border with the muslim territories.

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Moratalla Restaurants

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    by DanielF Written Apr 29, 2003

    The best known culinary speciality of Moratalla is its marzipan. Its particularity consists in that it is filled with eye yolk. You can buy it in any of the bakeries of the town.

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Moratalla Transportation

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    by DanielF Written Apr 29, 2003

    Although Moratalla is in a fairly remote region, far away from the tourist routes, all roads leading there are in very good condition.

    A private car is indeed the best option to arrive to Moratalla. Otherwise you will have to rely on the bus lines, as there is no trains station in Moratalla.

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Moratalla Off The Beaten Path

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    by DanielF Written Apr 29, 2003

    The North West is the most mountanious area in the region of Murcia. The mountains are covered by Mediterranean forest, able to resist the little amount annual amount of rain.

    The highest peak in teh region is called Revolcadores peak, with over 2.000 meters.

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Moratalla Favorites

  • Rooves of Moratalla

    When you climb to the upper town, you have the feeling to stand above the rooves of the buildings, disposed in an apparently chaotic way.

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  • Moorish heritage

    The muslims that stayed after the conquest of Al Andalus by the Christinans were called "moriscos". They were finally forced out by the kings of Spain in the early XVII century but until then, they had a great influence in the society of South East Spain. Their expulsion implied a great shock with dramatic consequences in the economy of the area.

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  • the town's skyline

    It is definitely not what you understand for a "skyline" in the sense of modern cities, but it has an unmistakable Spanish look.

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