Culture

Bullas Wine Museum

Calasparra Rice Museum locally grown rice. Famous throughout Spain for the best rice for a Paella!

Cehegin Archaeological Museum

Cieza Esparto  Museum  Demonstrations are possible, but need to be arranged in advance.

Cieza – the Archaeological site of Medina Siyâsa, a ruined 11th-13th century settlement, also has its own museum in the town.

Moratalla – Museum of Cave Art –  fascinating, interactive  museum with videos in various languages. Beautiful scenery from the converted monastery.

Mula Craft Museum

Mula – “The Painted House ” –  Gallery housing the Cristobal Gabarro´n collection. Fabulous building, formerly a palacial home built in 1770, with a magnificent sgraffito facade.

Mula – El Cigarralejo – Archaeological site only recently renovated.  People used to be buried with their possessions, many artefacts have been discovered over the last 40 years.

These are just a few of the local museums. In the city of  Murcia, just 45 minutes drive from Moratalla, there are many more, from the El Salzillo Museum – holding a rare collection of life-size religious sculptures – to The Contemporary Craft Museum.  Murcia is a fabulous old city, well worth a day wandering around the old streets and visiting  the Museum of Fine Art, the impressiveCathedral, the Casino to see the art nouveau (recently superbly renovated) or the Santa Clara Convent for its antiquities and architecture.

Keeping the best till last,  the Alhambra Palace in Granada is only a few hours drive away from Moratalla.  Please remember to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.