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Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza

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Address: Calle Esperanza s/n | Murcia, 30420 Calasparra, Spain
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“A peaceful and well kept treasure”

Went on a coach trip with a few friends and really enjoyed the day. A very relaxing place with plenty to see and do, the highlight was the Sanctuary. But also the museum and cave... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JOHNNOBEV
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Ciudad Quesada, Spain
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Ciudad Quesada, Spain
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a coach trip with a few friends and really enjoyed the day. A very relaxing place with plenty to see and do, the highlight was the Sanctuary. But also the museum and cave were also very interesting. The area also offers some very nice walks by the river Segura and the scenic views of the area. If travelling... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful peaceful surroundings, nice walks down by the river, bbq facilities for families, good car parking, plenty of toilets, no guide books available about the church.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A totally unexpected Jewel in a Beautifully kept Location in a wonderful area, with amazing vistas well worth the visit.

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Just a note: it's not as the map attached indicates. The castle is but not the Sanctuary. It's worth the visit but take a picnic as you can sit on the seats overlooking the River Segura.

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Thank Apatche1234
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Santuario with some friends in Oct 2016 and was again fascinated by its tranquility and cleanliness, having visited previously 3 years ago. It is surely worthy of a listing as a World Heritage site. I won't attempt to outline the history of the site but believe me, it is worth finding out for oneself. I would highly... More 

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Thank Jim K
Murcia
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A stroll along the river followed by tapas in the local restaurant is very appealing! It is a place if natural beauty and well worth a visit! Sunday sees the locals setting up tables having BBQ's and picnics with all the family eating, drinking and the children playing! The local restaurant does the best Paella ever! If you are in... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This sanctuary is a short drive away from our villa in Calasparra. Our trip is not complete without a visit to the sanctuary. The restaurant attached to it serves the best paella that we have tried anywhere else.during the summer season, youncan rent bbq stalls along the river just like what the locals do and if you are brave enough,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was a fund raising evening for stray and unwanted dogs, The meals were ordered in advance and was excellent with all 3 courses of a very high standard. The evening was a complete success and everybody seemed to enjoy the food they were served, add to that the magnificent surroundings and I could say a unique experience

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Thank grahambus
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We went in four for Sunday lunch, my advise is to book before. The location is used for many ceremonies so opening hours are a little strange! Excellent meal from start to finish, PAELLA is the number dish specially for the locals, can't go wrong. There's a choice of all sorts on the menu, worth a vist, location and surroundings... More 

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Thank Stephen F
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The shrine is beautiful, well cared for and a very peaceful place in which to be. The River Segura is close by, accessible and again is a very tranquil spot. There is ample parking and there are numerous walks of interest. A good half day at least is needed to appreciate it all. The restaurant here is excellent.

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