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.more
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.
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.
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.
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.more