This is a Franciscan convent built at the end of the 15th century. Unfortunately, that building disappeared with the flood of 1653, which almost completely destroyed it.
The convent that stands today was built in the middle of the 18th century and has become one of the most outstanding religious constructions in the region, having a Baroque and Neomudéjar style.
The Convent of Nuestra Señora la Real de las Huertas suffered the same fate as all the religious temples in Lorca. During the 19th century, it was confiscated and later plundered during the Spanish Civil War.
The most important image of the convent is the sculpture of the Virgen de las Huertas, patroness saint of the city, a work by Sánchez Lozano.
On September 8, the festival of the Patroness Saint of Lorca is celebrated. That day, a floral offering and a Mass are made. In the vicinity of the convent, the “Feria Chica de Lorca” is held, with activities, folklore festivals, and many more things to enjoy.
Religious Architecture in Lorca
Civil Architecture in Lorca
Museums in Lorca