Mula is a magical place blessed by beautiful landscapes, history and curiosities that attract thousands of people every year.
The municipality also has great cultural value, as it is full of palaces and castles that will immediately transport you to Medieval Spain, with its great battles and knights.
We present our 10 reasons to visit Mula:
1. The “Tamborada” of Mula:
An acoustic earthquake shakes this town during Holy Tuesday. This is the Night of Drums, which lasts for longer than 16 consecutive hours, for the enjoyment of tourists.
This activity has been in force for more than two centuries and enjoys massive popular support. This “Tamborada” was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
2. Caputa Fountain Place:
This is a hidden place where you can enjoy nature to its fullest. This beautiful forest is home to the Cierva Reservoir, an oasis with a spectacular landscape.
Caputa Fountain is ideal for family outings. You can also go hiking, mountain biking and climbing. It is a perfect place to enjoy refreshing waters.
3. Castle of Mula:
This great fortress has five centuries of history and is located at the highest point of the town, from where you can see all the beauty of the valley.
The castle has the particularity that it was built to prevent popular revolts – that is, it was built not to protect the town but to subdue it.
4. Festivals and celebrations:
In this wonderful town, the commemorations begin on September 8 with the Descent of the Divine Infant Jesus of Balate, in a pilgrimage that goes from his Sanctuary to the city of Mula.
The Patron Saint Festivities last from the 19th to the 25th of September, encompassing the celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is celebrated on the 23rd, and the festivities of Saint Philip Martyr, which are celebrated on the 25th.
Mula is a land full of orchards, so its gastronomy is very healthy and delicious. The main dish is the Pot of Fresh Bacon, which is prepared in winter. Other traditional dishes are rice with rabbit and “gachasmigas”.
Being full of unique landscapes and places that invite excursions, Mula is a perfect setting for hiking.
There are endless routes to be explored, enabling you to immerse yourself directly in the nature of this magical land.
7. Religious route:
The Royal Monastery of the Incarnation was built in the 16th century and will undoubtedly captivate you. Other religious sites that you can visit are the Convent of Saint Francis, the Hermitage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, the Church of Saint Dominic de Guzmán and the Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Mula.
8. Museums and history:
The first museum you can visit is the "El Cigarralejo" Museum of Iberian Art.
In addition, you can visit the Castle of Alcala, the oldest fortress in the region of Murcia.
Other outstanding museums are the City of Mula Museum and the Art Museum of Saint Michael the Archangel.
9. Unique landscapes:
The flowering of the almond tree in Sierra Espuña
is a spectacle worthy of admiration. It begins in February with the fall of the pink and white petals that join the evergreen fields of these fertile lands.
10. Thermal waters of the Mula Baths:
The qualities of these waters are indicated to help with treatments related to the digestive, locomotive and respiratory systems, as well as being effective for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pink acne and arthritis, among others bone and skin diseases.