Listing Price: €189,950
Location: Caravaca de la Cruz
Build Size m2: 145
Swimming Pool: 8m x 4m
Additional Features: Double glazing, Gas central heating, mature low maintenance gardens, summer kitchen, covered outside seating area.
Main Living Space
The covered front porch leads to the spacious lounge.
Lounge/dining room (26.35 sq.m) Stunning vaulted ceiling with open stairs leading to first-floor accommodation and minstrel’s gallery landing. Feature fireplace with wood burner. Ceiling Fan.
Kitchen (11.83 sq.m) fully fitted with a range of base and wall units. Electric oven, gas hob, extractor, fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1 (13.15 sq.m) Large Double/Twin room fitted with ceiling fan.
Bedroom 2 (12.00 sq.m) Double/Twin room, (used by the current owner as a formal dining room).
Family Shower Room comprising large walk-in shower, WC, and vanity unit with integral sink.
Minstrels gallery landing area with door to front solarium.
Bedroom 3 (13.15 sq.m) Large king size room with ceiling fan. Sliding patio doors to rear solarium which overlooks the pool area.
Bedroom 4 (10.97 sq.m) Double room with ceiling fan.
Bathroom – comprising bath, WC, bidet and vanity unit with integral sink
Rear covered terrace leading off kitchen
Large utility/storage room
Double gate leading to driveway
8 x 4m swimming pool with tiled surround
Low maintenance gardens
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Caravaca de la Cruz
Caravaca de La Cruz is considered to be one of the five holy cities in the world, and a key destination for pilgrims and travellers alike who are looking for an inspiring, different and above all enjoyable place to go.
Caravaca de la Cruz is a town located on the border of Murcia and Granada. The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century and commissioned by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town, the town of the cross that carries its name.
According to legend, in 1232 the Moorish King Abu Zeid was converted to Christianity when he saw how two angels brought a cross down from heaven to a priest held prisoner in the castle in order for him to give mass. This legend led to the construction, as from 1617 and on the site of the fortress itself, of the main monument of this town in the north-east of Murcia, the Chapel of La Vera Cruz. The most important feature of this building is its luxurious façade, made from red marble excavated in Cehegín and which offers a complete exaltation to the Holy Cross.
Caravaca de la Cruz, Holy Town. In 1998 the Pope awarded Caravaca de la Cruz the Jubilee Year, making this town the fifth in the world, together with four other cities (Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Liébana, Roma and Jerusalem), to be allowed to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee. This means that the Holy See allows the town to celebrate the Holy Year every seven years in perpetuum at the Chapel of La Vera Cruz, the next Jubilee Year at Caravaca de la Cruz being the year 2017.
However this Chapel, which also has an interesting Holy Art and History Museum, is not the only religious monument in Caravaca. There are interesting 16th century churches, such as: La Soledad, today converted into an Archaeological Museum; El Salvador, considered to be the most representative work of the Murcian Renaissance; La Purísima; and the Convent of the Carmelites. In terms of civil government, it is worth highlighting the Town Hall building, which dates from the 18th century.
Despite its small size, another very important monument in Caravaca is the Temple of the Holy Cross, where the relic is bathed each year on 3 May during the celebration of the popular Festivities of The Holy Cross.
Another popular “fiesta” is los Caballos del Vino (Wine horses), in commemoration of a tradition that took place in the 13th century. On that date, the Christian besieged in the fortress by the Arabs managed to break the siege and search for water. When they failed to find any water, they returned to the fortress with the wineskins on their horses filled with wine. The commemoration consists in decoratively harnessed horses galloping up the steep slopes to the Castle.
Together with the Moor and Christian processions, these are the main events in the festive calendar of Caravaca. The Uribe Palace (16th century) holds the Festivals Museum where you will be able to live them in first person.
Caravaca is also in a privileged position in terms of rural tourism, with a wide range of activities from hill walking to horse riding, giving the visitor the opportunity to come into closer contact with nature.
Caravaca de la Cruz is 1 hour 10 mins (93km 50.24 miles) from Murcia city
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