Saint John the Evangelist Church (Blanca - Murcia)

Blanca Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Blanca (Murcia)

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Coordinates: 38.179167°, -1.376111°

Distance to Murcia: 39 km

Elevation: 152 m

Population: 6,756 inhabitants (2023)

Demonym: Blanqueño (a)

Known as the "Heart of the Ricote Valley", Blanca is surrounded by mountains and sheltered by the Segura riverbed. Ironically, in ancient times it was known as “Negra”, in honour of the colour of the rock on which it stands.

Its territory has a singular beauty and a cultural richness that make it extremely attractive for environmental, active, and cultural tourism.

Among the sites of interest in Blanca include the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, the Arab Castle, the “Peña Negra”, the Blanca Museum and Art Centre, the National Video Art Centre, the Museum and Interpretation Centre of Light and Water, the Victoria Theatre, the Hermitage of Saint Roch, the "El Azud" reservoir, the Park of the Caves, and the "La Navela" Viewpoint, among others.

Blanca stands out for its traditional and patron saint festivals, with Holy Week, the August Fair, the Winter Festival, the Spring Festival, and the Saint Peter's Patron Saint Festival being the most outstanding.

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