Mula Spain

Guide to Mula Spain, famous for its drumming processions during Holy Week.

Guide to Mula Spain

Mula Spain - Located about 34 km west of the city of Murcia, Spain, in the Mula river valley, the small town of Mula is dominated by the 16th Century Marques de los Velez castle. Mula has a population of around 16,000 and is a predominantly agricultural town, the once arid lands of the Mula Valley were irrigated during the Moorish occupation of the region. The old centre of the town is well preserved with a maze of narrow winding streets and some interesting buildings.

Mula is perhaps best known for its Holy Week, night-time ‘tamborradas’ (drumming processions), when the incessant pounding of the drums creates a haunting atmosphere throughout the town. The drumming processions take place on the Tuesday night of Holy Week through to Wednesday afternoon and also during the day on the Friday and the Sunday. Similar processions take place in the towns of Hellín, Moratalla and Tobara.

The now ruined Marques de los Velez castle was built on top of a hill overlooking the town during the 16th Century and was once an important fortification in the region.

Mula has a couple of interesting churches to visit - the Iglesia de San Miguel in the Plaza Mayor and the Iglesia de Santo Domingo (Church of the Holy Sunday) built during the 16th Century particularly noted for its fine façade and neoclassical architecture. The Museo del Cigarralejo has on display a large collection of Iberian art which was excavated nearby, this is housed in a baroque mansion in the centre of town. Other places worth visiting are the Ermita del Carmen and the Real Monasterio de la Encarnacion from the 17th Century.

The nearby Baños de Mula thermal baths have been in existence since Roman times and are renowned for their medicinal and healing qualities. The Embalse de la Cierva (Cierva Reservoir) is formed by the Mula River and is also close by.

A popular spot for artisans and craftsmen, Mula is renowned for its production of craft items especially pottery and textiles and a regular monthly craft market is held there, enabling visitors to purchase locally made craft work.

Mula is located off the main C-415 road from the city of Murcia some nearby villages include Pliego, Yechar and Albudeite.

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