Localities in the Oriental region
The town of Abanilla borders the provinces of Alicante, Jumilla, and Fortuna. Its name derives from Islamic Al-Banyla, which means "White City". Its town hall dates from 1762 and its most representative and visited buildings are the “Casa de la Encomienda”, in which the “Comendador” lived, and the “Casa Pintada”.
Abanilla is a land of incredible landscapes—perhaps the most spectacular in the entire region of Murcia, situated at the source of a river-rambla located in the Chícamo area, like the El Cager canyon, landscapes that dazzle in such arid land.
It is a hot land in the summer, though its winters are warm and mild. It stands out for being the area of greatest economic importance in terms of extractive activity, with highlights being marble and marble limestone. Its festivities are cheerful and colourful, attracting thousands of tourists. These include the “Santísima and Vera Cruz de Caravaca”, declared of International Tourist Interest.