Caravaca de la Cruz is a beautiful, thriving town and the main town within North West Murcia.
Notably, the buildings around the castle are beautiful examples of the Murcian Renaissance.
Caravaca, together with the other towns of North West Murcia were inhabited Argaric, Iberian, and Roman cultures.
However, the origins of its urban structure must be sought in its Moorish past.
Its period of splendour was during the 16th and 17th centuries, as a result, it developed into the political centre of a vast territory.
Caravaca’s castle is a stunning site as it towers up above the town.
The castle is of Muslim origin and was extended in the 15th century by the Patronage of the Templars and later belonged to the Order of Saint James.
The 17th century 14 towers were added in order to safeguard the shrine of the Santísima Vera Cruz. More