Church of the Rosary (Santomera - Murcia)

Santomera Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Santomera (Murcia)

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Coordinates: 38.061584°, -1.049094°

Distance to Murcia: 13 km

Elevation: 35 m

Population: 16,245 inhabitants (2023)

Demonym: Santomerano (a)

Santomera stands out for its lemon and orange blossom landscapes, which is why it is known as “the lemon grove of Europe”. Located in the limits between Murcia and Valencia, it contains the remains of the Argaric culture, as well as that of the Muslims.

This municipality was created in 1978 when it separated from Murcia, although it had previously been independent during the 19th century.

Agriculture is the driving force of its economy through the cultivation and storage of fruits. It has a reservoir in which there are abundant and varied vegetation and fauna, being a place of arrival for migratory birds.

Its religious-popular celebrations stand out in recognition of the patroness saint Our Lady of the Angels and Holy Week, which are days of religious and cultural expression. Another festival considered of tourist interest is the celebration of Moors and Christians, which recreates the struggles among Spanish Christians to retake the lands occupied by Muslims.

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