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Vega Media del Segura region

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Molina de Segura (Murcia)
The Vega Media del Segura region places its beautiful geography between the Ricote Valley and the productive Huerta de Murcia.
 
Localización de Vega Media (Murcia)
The city of Molina de Segura is its capital, and its inhabitants dedicate their time and effort mainly to farm work and agriculture, especially citrus and vegetables – in addition, of course, to the canning industry derived from this.

From a geographical aspect, it should be noted that the Vega Media del Segura is called the conjunction of the fertile plains of Lorqui, Alguazas, Ceuti, Molina de Segura and Las Torres de Cotillas, which make up the administrative region of the Vega Media del Segura.

Alguazas

Among the municipalities that compose the Vega Media del Segura region, Alguazas stands out for its agricultural past, which contrasts sharply with the industrial past of neighbouring municipalities.

In Alguazas, one can find the complex called “Torre Vieja” or “Torre de Los Moros”, today converted into a museum located in the district of El Paraje, an area of great attraction and natural interest nestled next to the banks of the Mula and Segura rivers.

Ceuti

The municipality of Ceuti is known and widely visited thanks to the great variety of ethnographic, artistic and cultural resources it houses, all of them the result of its important industrial and agricultural history, and which, additionally, offer the visitor a wide range of possibilities.

Among the sites that are well worth visiting and exploring, its wide range of museums stands out, headed by "La Conservera", also called "La Conservera" Contemporary Art Centre and the Antonio Campillo Museum.
 
Its most celebrated festivities are the Patron Saint Festivities in honour of Saint Roch and Saint Mary Magdalene, both held in August.

Las Torres de Cotillas

In this municipality of the Vega Media del Segura region, the environment, the gastronomy, the folklore and the diverse ethnographic manifestations are its main tourist offers.

In addition, it has distinctive and particular features such as the popular “Quema del Raspajo” festival, as well as a series of monuments that, fundamentally, date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Two good examples are its Parish Church and the Manor House or Palace of D'Estoup.
 
As we have already pointed out, the Vega Media del Segura region is full of folklore, art, music and joy.

Many events and festivals are celebrated there, among which we can mention the International Folklore Festival, the festivities in honour of Our Lady of La Salceda and the already mentioned “Quema del Raspajo Torreño”.

Among the most outstanding monuments is the beautiful Church of Our Lady of La Salceda, a building dedicated to Marian devotion built in the 18th century.
 
Inside, the Chapel of Our Father Jesus or the D´Estoup Chapel stand out. There, some escutcheons dating back to the end of the 19th century are still preserved.

For its part, the Palace of D'Estoup, built during the 19th century, is a beautiful manor house in an eclectic style. Its façade stands out, adorned with a set of lions, various arches, rosettes, coats of arms and other ornaments that dazzle the visitor due to the great originality of their designs.

Until the Spanish Civil War, the Palace of D´Estoup was eminently designed for the bourgeois usufruct, but, after the arrival of the war, it was converted into a hospital. Unfortunately, the rich library that it contained, once considered the second most important in Spain, disappeared after a voracious fire that was maliciously provoked.

After the barbarity of these years, the building was permanently closed until the 1960s, when the Missionaries of the Divine Master converted it into a school.

Lorqui

Lorqui is located just 18 kilometres by road from the city of Murcia. The course of the Segura river acts as a dividing line with the municipal district of neighbouring Ceuti.

As for its historical and cultural heritage, Saint James the Greater Parish Church stands out. It is a beautiful baroque-style temple dating from the 18th century. Inside, the patron saints of the municipality, Saint James the Greater and the Virgin of the Rosary, are venerated.
 
Nor can we fail to visit the Water Wheel of “Rapao”, an old vestige of the municipality's past that dates back to the 18th century and which has been declared a Monument of National Artistic Interest.

Molina de Segura

Finally, we come to Molina de Segura, the capital of the region, located just 10 kilometres from the city of Murcia.
 
Vega Media del Segura Travel Guide
 
 
Activities in the region of Murcia

       Aguilas
       Cartagena
       Cieza
       Jumilla
       Lorca
       Mazarron
       Murcia city
 


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