Murcia – Caravaca – Villa Lavandera
Murcia – Caravaca – Villa Lavandera. 195,000 euro’s – 3 beds – 2 baths, Pool. 5,800sq metres Plot. Immaculately presented property set on one level. On a private plot of 5,000 square metres which is fully fenced and gated. Close to the village of La Encarnacion, the historic town of Caravaca de la Cruz is only 10 minutes away by car.
Listing Price: € 195,000
Location: Caravaca de la Cruz
Build Size m2: 126
Swimming Pool: 10 x 5m
Additional Features: Summer kitchen
The house is fronted be a large covered “L” shaped terrace, perfect for relaxing and overlooking the pool and gardens.
Entrance door opens into a bright, spacious air-conditioned lounge 7.22 x 4.50 metres, with feature fireplace incorporating wood burner. Two sets of patio doors open onto the outside terrace.
A modern clean design kitchen 4.21 x2.97m with matching wall and floor standing storage units fitted with black granite worktops. Appliances include electric oven, gas hob, overhead extractor, upright fridge freezer and dishwasher.
Three air-conditioned double bedrooms
Master bedroom – 4.53 x 3.75m with en-suite shower room. Patio doors onto outside terrace
Guest bedroom 2 – 4.11 x 2.89m
Guest bedroom 3 – 3.85 x 2.70m
Guest shower room
Beautiful swimming pool 10 x 5 metres with roman steps into the pool
Low maintenance gardens with decorative gravel
Mains electric and water, Satellite TV and broadband available
Walking distance to local bar. The village of Encarnacion has all the usual amenities
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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.
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