Things to see?
As a Holy City, Caravaca has the privilege of staging its Jubilee every seven years, the next being planned for 2010. The jewel of the city's monuments is the Castle-Shrine, where the Vera Cruz de Caravaca ("Holy Cross of Caravaca"), which contains the Lignum Crucis, has been kept since the 13th century. We might also mention the Museum of La Vera Cruz. Visitors will also be interested in seeing the Church of La Soledad (16th century), which houses the Archaeological Museum, the Church of El Salvador (16th century), a marvellous example of the Murcian Renaissance, the Church of La Concepción (16th century), the Templete (18th century) where the Cross is washed on 3rd May, and the Museum of Festivities (House of the Uribe Family, 16th century) and the Museum of Miniatures. A few kilometres away, we find the Archaeological Complex of La Encarnación, and the Ethnic Music Museum in Barranda.
What To Do?
The bicycle route through the Arco del Nevazo and route on horseback through the Mountains of El Gavilán. Four Short Trails (PR) through Caravaca's mountain ranges. Natural Site of Las Fuentes del Marqués, featuring a number of natural springs, and the Torreón de Los Templarios ("Templars' Tower") which houses a Nature Centre.
Things to Buy and Eat?
Sweet specialities such as yemas de Caravaca. Visitors must buy a Caravaca Cross. Handicrafts Market (third Sunday of each month, except in summer).