First Thursday of every month, arts and crafts days at the Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales
First Thursday of every month, arts and crafts days at the Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales Visitors to the Rojales caves can join workshops or show their own work The cave houses known as the Cuevas del Rodeo in the Vega Baja municipality of Rojales host arts and crafts open days on the first Sunday of every month, providing a great opportunity.. Read More
Paseo Cultural, guided cultural tours of Orihuela for groups
Paseo Cultural, guided cultural tours of Orihuela for groups Coach parties welcome to decide their own itinerary in the historic city of Orihuela Every year over 10,000 people take the opportunity to discover more about the rich cultural heritage of the historic city of Orihuela, taking advantage of the cultural.. Read More
La Diablesa by Nicolás de Bussy, Orihuela
La Diablesa by Nicolás de Bussy, Orihuela This sculpture was produced in 1695 and still parades in the Semana Santa processions “La Diablesa” or “El Triunfo de la Cruz”, was produced by Nicolás de Bussy in around 1695. De Bussy was from.. Read More
A Moorish morning out in Orihuela
A Moorish morning out in Orihuela Suggested routes in Orihuela: Route 1, following the Moors Every area is defined by those who inhabited it, and although Orihuela is filled with rich Mediaeval and Baroque monuments, the outline structure and core identity of the city relate to.. Read More
Orihuela Cathedral
Orihuela Cathedral La Santa Iglesia Catedral del Salvador y Santa María de Orihuela Orihuela Cathedra is a striking and imposing monument which dominates the centre of the Old Quarter of Orihuela city and is one of two Cathedrals in the Diocese of Orihuela.. Read More
Orihuela castle, the Castillo de Orihuela
Orihuela castle, the Castillo de Orihuela Now just a ruin, Orihuela castle was formerly an imposing structure which dominated the Vega Baja Orihuela castle is located high up on the sierra de Orihuela, in the area known as Monte de San Miguel, occupying a strategic position overlooking.. Read More
Museo de la Muralla, Orihuela
Museo de la Muralla, Orihuela The museum of the city walls, Orihuela The Museo de la Muralla is located in the basement of the ''Casa del Paso'', which today forms part of the University buildings of the Campus de las Salesas de la Universidad Miguel Hernández and.. Read More
Colegio and Church of Santo Domingo, Orihuela
Colegio and Church of Santo Domingo, Orihuela Santo Domingo Is a Spanish National Heritage site This huge building was founded as a monastery with a school annexed in the early sixteenth century, and soon became a university, a status which it maintained until 1824. It was declared a monument.. Read More
Real Monasterio e Iglesia de la Visitación de Santa María, Orihuela
Real Monasterio e Iglesia de la Visitación de Santa María, Orihuela The Royal Monastery and church of the Visitation, Orihuela, Salesas Nuns This is the home of the order of the Salesas nuns, or to give them their full title, the Orden de la Visitación de Santa María, V.S.M. or Orden de la Visitació.. Read More
Convento de Santa Ana (San Francisco), Orihuela
Convento de Santa Ana (San Francisco), Orihuela The Convento de Santa Ana, Franciscan monks. This charming convent is set slightly outside of the main centre of town being located amongst tranquil gardens in a residential area. It was first built outside of the boundaries of the city walls.. Read More
Pozo del Cremós, Orihuela
Pozo del Cremós, Orihuela 19th century water deposit, the ''Pozo del Cremós'' Walking along from the Iglesia de Santiago and Museum of the Reconquist, towards the Cathedral and town hall, visitors pass by a tiled water feature showing the Legend of the Armangola, the ''.. Read More
Convento e Iglesia de San Juan de la Penitencia, Orihuela
Convento e Iglesia de San Juan de la Penitencia, Orihuela This convent includes a shop selling sweets and pastries made by the nuns The church and convent of Saint John - Clarissas nuns ( the poor Clares) This convent is the home of the Clarissas nuns and was built outside of the city walls at the end.. Read More
Convento e Iglesia de San Sebastián, Orihuela
Convento e Iglesia de San Sebastián, Orihuela The church and convent of Saint Sebastian, Orihuela (Order of Agustinas nuns) The building we see today has undergone extensive remodelling and rebuilding since the current building was first constructed in this location during the sixteenth century.. Read More
Convento e Iglesia de la Trinidad, Orihuela
Convento e Iglesia de la Trinidad, Orihuela This convent also has a shop selling home made sweets and pastries (Religious order of the Dominicas) This is still a working convent, home to a small community of Dominican nuns who earn their living by selling cakes and sweets from a small shop.. Read More
Murales de San Isidro, Orihuela
Murales de San Isidro, Orihuela An impromptu gesture which became a monument to freedom of expression A monument to Miguel Hernández and his determination to stand up for what he believed in: click Miguel Hernández for more information about the poet of Orihuela.. Read More
Casa-Museo Miguel Hernández
Casa-Museo Miguel Hernández The humble beginnings of the poet who died for his political beliefs The former home of poet Miguel Hernández, who died in 1942 while imprisoned for his outspoken opposition to the nationalist cause in the years following the Spanish.. Read More
Divine delights in Orihuela
Divine delights in Orihuela In Orihuela those who lead us most into temptation are the nuns! Christmas is a time for sweet pleasures, when sharp winter air stimulates a craving for warm satisfaction and voluminous.. Read More
Santuario de la Virgen de Monserrate, Orihuela
Santuario de la Virgen de Monserrate, Orihuela The church of the Virgen of Monserrate The sanctuary of the Virgin of Monserrate is located on the road into the old city centre from the north, in a square which bears the same name in the area known as Arrabal Roig or Rabaloche, and the first.. Read More
Ermita de Ntra Sra de Monserrate, Orihuela
Ermita de Ntra Sra de Monserrate, Orihuela This little hermitage dates from the 17th century but its roots are even earlier The niche shrine to the Virgen de Monserrate, Calle Miguel Hernández (also known as Calle de Arriba) Throughout Orihuela there are small shrines to saints.. Read More
The Caballero Cubierto, Plaza del Salvador, Orihuela
The Caballero Cubierto, Plaza del Salvador, Orihuela Sculpted by Pedro Jordán Almarza, this figure represents an important part of the Semana Santa celebrations in Orihuela The statue of the “Caballero Cubierto” (the “covered gentleman”) which stands.. Read More
Iglesia de Santiago, Orihuela
Iglesia de Santiago, Orihuela A striking Gothic façade conceals a wealth of baroque treasures This church on the north-western edge of the old city is located in the Plaza de Santiago, in what is a fairly humble-looking part of Orihuela where the monumental centre.. Read More
The Palmeral of Orihuela
The Palmeral of Orihuela The Palmeral is the second largest in Spain and remains the same size as during Moorish occupation The Orihuela Palmeral, in Orihuela, Alicante province, within the Comunidad Valenciana.. Read More
Puerta de la Olma, Orihuela
Puerta de la Olma, Orihuela The predecessor to this gate was built during the period of Moorish rule from 713 to 1243. The Puerta de la Olma, also known as the Puerta de Crevillente and the Puerta de Elche, is the easternmost of the gates which dotted the old city wall of.. Read More
Iglesia de las Santas Justa y Rufina, Orihuela
Iglesia de las Santas Justa y Rufina, Orihuela The church of saints Rusta and Rufina, Orihuela Santa Justa and Santa Rufina are two of the patrons of Orihuela (the others are the Virgen de Monserrate and Christ himself), and this church is dedicated to the two sisters said to have been martyred.. Read More
Museo Arqueológico Comarcal de Orihuela
Museo Arqueológico Comarcal de Orihuela Municipal Archaeological Museum, Orihuela The Municipal Archaeological Museum of Orihuela, also known as “MARQCO”, is currently housed in the former Church of San Juan de Dios, which was built in the mid-eighteenth century and.. Read More
Tourist information office in Orihuela City
Tourist information office in Orihuela City The Oficina de Turismo is just around the corner from the Cathedral The Tourist information office in Orihuela is located inside the former palace of the Marqués de Rafal in the Plaza which bears his name, the Plaza Marqués.. Read More
Convento e Iglesia del Carmen, Orihuela
Convento e Iglesia del Carmen, Orihuela The convent and Church of the Virgen del Carmen This impressive building is located in the square of the same name in the city centre, and was built in the baroque style although it was completely renovated in the 19th century. The square alongside.. Read More
Museo de la Reconquista, Orihuela
Museo de la Reconquista, Orihuela Museum of the Reconquist or the Moors and Christians Museum) In this part of Spain fiestas commemorating the “Moros y Cristianos” , the Moors and Christians, are among the most important, and most spectacular, imbuing the historic.. Read More