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Spanish
Culture and Cuisine

Mar Menor - Lorca May 2016

On 17th-20th May, the Spanish Culture and Cuisine group enjoyed a four day trip to Mar Menor and Lorca. Four days packed with interesting and enjoyable activities.

We started with the visit to the Licor 43 Factory, then onto the Mine of La Union, quickly followed by a chance to walk around the beautiful San Pedro del Pintar.

We moved to Lorca and took in the sites of the city before arriving for our stay at the Parador which somehow managed to share the mountain top with an amazing Castle. The castle also had its own hidden delights with an old Jewish settlement and the remains of the Synagogue.

On our return journey, we stopped at the Finca Torrecillas, an old family estate dedicated now to ECO activities. Here we had a guided tour and a typical ECO lunch.

A really great four days.

 

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MarMenor-Lorca-May2016
A01 Licor 43 Experience
A01 Licor 43 Experience
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A19 The Shop
A19 The Shop
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B01 Los Alcazares
B01 Los Alcazares
C01 Our transport to the mine
C01 Our transport to the mine
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C03 Nearing the Mine
C03 Nearing the Mine
C04 Hard hats
C04 Hard hats
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C08 Mine underground lake
C08 Mine underground lake
C12 The return journey
C12 The return journey
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E01 San Pedro del Pintar
E01 San Pedro del Pintar
E02 Walking through the Salinas
E02 Walking through the Salinas
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E04 The mounds of salt
E04 The mounds of salt
E05 Pinkish colour of the salinas
E05 Pinkish colour of the salinas
E06 Avocet in flight
E06 Avocet in flight
E07 Avocets padding
E07 Avocets padding
E08 Little Tern bringing in fish for its mate
E08 Little Tern bringing in fish for its mate
F01 Lorca Twon
F01 Lorca Twon
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F03 Museo Arquelogico
F03 Museo Arquelogico
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F07 Grotto
F07 Grotto
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G01 Lorca Castle - Catapult
G01 Lorca Castle - Catapult
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G03 Large sword
G03 Large sword
H01 Remains of Jewish quarters in the castle
H01 Remains of Jewish quarters in the castle
H02 Outside the Jewish Synagogue
H02 Outside the Jewish Synagogue
H03 Inside the Jewish Synagogue
H03 Inside the Jewish Synagogue
I01 Journey to Lorca
I01 Journey to Lorca
I02 Reserve driver
I02 Reserve driver
J01 Great evening in the Parador
J01 Great evening in the Parador
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K01 Parador entrance
K01 Parador entrance
K02 Parador with the castle in the background
K02 Parador with the castle in the background
K03 Tunnel to reach the Parador
K03 Tunnel to reach the Parador
L01 Finca Torrecillas
L01 Finca Torrecillas
L02 From the kitchen
L02 From the kitchen
L03 The patio
L03 The patio
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