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10 reasons to visit Jumilla

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Jumilla (Murcia)
Known throughout Spain and beyond for the quality of its wines, Jumilla is a municipality in the region of Murcia, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, which should be visited as a family.

Named "the beauty" by the Arabs at the time of the Muslim conquest, this town still retains the beauty and splendour that make it the ideal destination to be included in your travel agenda.

We present our 10 reasons to visit Jumilla:

1. Viticulture: Famous nationally and internationally, this city is perfect for lovers of good wine. In it, you can walk from vineyard to vineyard and learn about the winemaking process.

In Jumilla, more than 40 wineries are open for the enjoyment of tourists.
2. Castle of Jumilla: This great medieval fortress is today a tourist space designed to publicize the history of this beautiful land.

Iberian and Roman remains have been found in the area where the castle is located, but it was not until the 8th century that the Arabs began construction of the fortress.

The current castle is Gothic in style, having been rebuilt between the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th century.
3. Hiking: If you are a practitioner of this sports activity, in Jumilla you will find more than 20 routes perfect for direct contact with sports and nature.

Standing out are the Transmurciana, in its section from Jumilla to Fortuna; the Morra del Cuervo route; the Barranco de la Guillena – Peña del Castelar route; the Fontón de la Mina – Cumbre de la Madama – Cerro de la Replana circular route; the Cabezo de Don Hilarión – Morrillo de los Calderones route; and the Cabezo de Don Hilarión – La Guarafía route.

4. Festivals: In August, Jumilla dresses in colour to celebrate the festivities in honour of its patroness saint, the Virgin of the Assumption.

Parallel to this celebration, "The Harvest Fair" is held, which aims to praise wine as the most universal product of this magical town. At these festivals, many activities are carried out, such as contests, parades, wine tastings and folklore shows.
5. Gastronomy: Influenced by the cuisine of neighbouring regions, the star dish is “Gazpacho Jumillano”, which includes game meats such as hare, rabbit or partridge together with mountain snails, to which are added aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary.

In addition to this succulent dish, you can taste the “Gachamiga”, the potato “empanadas” and the “Mortigüelo”.
6. Wine route: This town offers an unforgettable experience. If you want to enjoy good wine and a privileged and unique environment, you cannot miss out on a route to visit wineries, restaurants and wine bars that will enchant you and allow you to immerse yourself in the culture, tradition and nature of this wine-producing territory.

The wine route is not just about enjoying this drink; it is a gastronomic, rest and leisure offering for the whole family.
7. Holy Week: This is the main festival celebrated in this town. It is an artistic and colourful tradition with a history of longer than 600 years.

The celebration of Holy Week in Jumilla was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2019.

8. National Festival of Flamenco Singing: With more than 15 editions, this artistic event brings together the best of flamenco in Spain.

It offers flamenco guitar competitions as well as high-end presentations and tributes to established artists.

9. Museums: The history of this town lies in the many museums that are found here. We can enjoy the Ethnographic Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Wine Museum, the Jesus Nazarene Museum, the Saorín Painting Museum and the Franciscan Museum.

10. Religious route: As in every Spanish town, Christian culture is deeply rooted, which is why, in this magical land, there are religious sanctuaries of great historical importance.

We cannot fail to visit the Church of Saint James, the main temple of the town, which has more than 500 years of history.
Jumilla Travel Guide
Activities in the region of Murcia

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