The Parador de Lorca is a nine floor building, overlooking a large archeological site; this was discovered when excavations where made to build the building. The Parador blends in perfectly with its surroundings, which date back to the Islamic era, with traces of Jewish and Christian ruins.
The Parador has a restaurant serving dishes prepared from the best local produce, using vegetables, cereals, etc that are grown in the surrounding areas. All dishes can be enjoyed with excellent wines such as Jumilla, Yecla or Bullas.
The Parador is located in the area of the castle – Castillo de Lorca. The archeological site is part of the building and the rest surrounds it. The site includes ruins of a XV Synagogue, a VI house 8from the Jewish era), a Jewish building with “miqwe”, a an Islamic water deposit which was used as a gun powder store in the XIX, walls from XIII and ruins from the X to XI century.
The Parador, which is part of the historical enclosure, has marvelous views of the city; light is used as one of the most important aspects of the interior decoration. Rooms are large and luminous; there are 65 Double Rooms 2 easy entrance and 9 Suites; all are decorated with good taste using material of the highest quality such as marble and wood, furnishings are wooden.
The dual carriageway A-7 ( the old N340) joins Lorca with Murcia (65kms), permitting easy entrance from the Levante / Cataluña areas. From the centre enter by A3 (the old N-301) , Vera, Mojacar and Almeria are 75kms approx. The A-91 joins the Autovia del Mediterraneo in Puerto Lumbreras (17kms), communicating Lorca with Granada 216kms) and the rest of Andalucía. The C-3211 (to the north) joins Lorca with Caravaca de la Cruz (46kms) and the rest of the northeast, linking with the dual carriageway Madrid-Cartagena. The C-3211 (to the south) links Lorca with the coastal area of Aguilas (36kms) and the CT-332 links with Calnegre, Mazaron and Caragena.