There arethose who refusetoshowtheirpolitical viewsin public, whetheronthe borderof legality. After exploringthe net,andsee differentarguments,and withoutshowingany kindofpoliticalaffection,theRepublican flagis notlegal,butit is notforbiddento show it,exceptingovernment buildings.I wouldremindthose who readthispost,that Spainisa parliamentary monarchy.
Municipal Bullfighting Museum and the Murcia Bullfighting Club. Located in the former Gunpowder Factory, currently the Salitre Garden, the Municipal Bullfighting Museum was installed in 1995, with the backing of the Murcia Bullfighting Club, founded in 1887. A collection of paintings, photographs and posters, as series of bull's heads, bullfighters costumes and other bullfighting accesories completed an exhibit wich is representative of the national Festivity. (Source: Municipallity of Murcia) And,of course,themuseumhas atapasbar.
Calasparraisoneof the bestplacesfor a swimorto fishinthe Segura river.Inthisarea(nearthesanctuary)is usually agoodflow. Viewtheriver atthissitegives reasontoexistanindustryfor the production ofrice,Calasparrarice. Thisphotofinishthislittlevisitto thetown ofCalasparra.
I'vedelayedaday,buthere is thefacade ofthe Sanctuary,Virgen de laEsperanza (Virgin of Hope, although morethanhope,I wouldtranslateasVirgin Pregnant,Ithink) inCalasparra.As you cansee,thechapelisinsidethemountain.In fact,it isacave on themountainitself.Inthatcave,ashepherdfoundthe figureofthe Virgin.By the Sanctuary runs the Segura riverforwhatthey broughtto thisplaceshepherdshis flockto drink,andat night,were keptin caves. Since the seventeenth century,isreveredto thisvirginhere.
Church: TheparishchurchofSanPedrois oneof themost important monuments ofCalasparra,madestone and brick,as befitsatypicallyMurcian baroquebuildings,whosewallshavebeenplasteredwith white plasterin thelatestrestoration of the building.The church hasthreenaves and aLatin cross. Medievalchurchhasundergonetransformationsovertime,thelastin the nineteenth century.The setisa typicalexampleofpopulararchitectureof the seventeenth century. Castle (background of the image): Thehistorical developmentof the castleofCalasparra,iscloselylinkedtotheOrder ofSt.John ofJerusalem,for it was themost obvious symbolof thepowerofthismilitary orderonland andpeople,controllingmajorroadsandriver channels, as well asahighlyproductivefarms.A powerthat linkedthetownwith themonksforsixcenturies. Firstfortificationonthehillcould datearoundthe twelfth century, althoughtherenovationsonthecastlehadtobenumerousandsignificant,especiallyaftertheSpanish conquestof the kingdomofMurcia.
Calasparra(town in northwest of Region of Murcia,seeyesterday)is knownworldwidefor itsrice:Calasparrarice.Abomb-typerice, which isconsideredbygourmetsas oneofthebestin theworld.Needs morecooking time,butmakes alltheflavors topermeateintothe grain.
In thebottom of theposter it can bereadthatthis regionis formed bythepopulations of:Bullas,Calasparra,Caravaca de laCruz,Cehegín,MoratallaandMula. At thetop,theoptions offered bythisinland: adventure tourism,rural,cultural, religious,food and wine,handicrafts, festivalsandtraditions. It could saythatthisareaisthegreenlungoftheRegionofMurcia.While traditionally, theRegion ofMurciahas beenpromotedas a destinationforsunand beach,the Region ofMurciais much more. Irecommendyou to visitthis areaand, tobegin,itswebsite.
Thisisthe newChinese garden, whichwas rebuiltbetween2007and 2008.Previously,theflat areaof theimage,was asmallpondthatwascrossed byabridge.Butemptiedthepond,and formany yearsnotrefilled.Duringthisperiod,thisarea becamean areaofhomeless,andoftensleep underthebridgeabove. I,personally,I likedthatoldChinese gardenwherethepondhadwater.Now,thispaved area it is usedforskating, toconcerts,tobarracasin thespring festivals... Perhapsit is moreusefuland removedsomecrimethatexistedin recentyearsthe oldgarden. Behindme, there isachildren's playarea,aplaygroundfor adults,Eucalyptusgrandis which give lifeto thegarden. In the background, the Cathedral's tower.
This isa monument dedicatedto the sculptureofSantaMaria de laArrixaca, whowaspatronofMurciafromthe thirteenth tothe eighteenth century,and was succeededbytheLadyofFuensanta.Althoughofficially, theedictofKingAlfonsoX"ElSabio",whowas awarded therankofpatron, has notbeenrevoked,soitreallyisstill thepatronof the KingdomofMurcia. The imageof theVirginisapolychromewood carvingofthe lateRomanesque, datingfrom thetwelfthcentury.Hisfeastiscelebratedthe lastSunday inMayastheMay 1, 1243the InfanteDonAlfonso(laterAlfonsoXtheWise),son ofFernandoIIIthe Saint,wentpeacefullyin the cityofMurcia. More about the history of Santa Maria de la Arrixaca (spanish): - Wikipedia - regmurcia.com - forosdelavirgen.org (the most completeinformation)
16th century. Former residence of the López-Ferrer family. The original building was ordered to be built by Mr Gil Rodríguez de Junterón, first officer for the Pope Julius II and Archdeacon of Lorca. It has an orchard of Hispanic-Muslim origin. TheMuseum'smainobjectivesdisclosureand disseminationof cultural heritage inMurciaby walking throughhistory, art,crafts, ethnography,etc.,as reflectedinthecontentsofthe different roomsthey have,andwillingtoshowtheidentityof thecity anditsmunicipality.This museum isintended asa starting pointfora deeper understandingof ourcity, something thatcancomplementvisiting,"insitu",itsmost characteristic places. Insummary,collectionofpiecesthatexposetherootsandthechanges thatthe city has undergoneovertime.
This building was the church of the convent of the Veronicas, and is the only remnant of the convent complex which was founded in 1529 by Doña Isabel de Alarcón under the rule of the Terciarios de San Francisco (Third OrderofSt.Francis). Currently it holds a temporary exhibit hall. (Source: Municipallity of Murcia)
The photosI'mpublishingthesedays, I have nothad the opportunity topublish themat Christmas time.So, I do now, to avoidthe temptationtouse theminthecomingChristmas. Afterthis introduction.The picturetodayisa Nativitythat it wasinstalledintheSantoDomingo Square.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...