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Lorca and Vélez Rubio organize the second tourist-literary route based on the novel "El abismo en la frontera" (05/11/2018)

This Route of the Nazari Border will take place on November 11 and the tour will begin at the Visitors Center of Lorca, where will depart to visit the Castle of Lorca and the Castle of Xiquena, there will be a stop for lunch and for the afternoon we will visit the Castillo de Vélez Blanco, after which we will return to the starting point

The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Lorca, Francisco Montiel, presented this morning the second edition of the tourist-literary route based on the novel "The abyss on the border", which will take place on November 11, and it is about an innovative proposal to know the details of one of the most important places on the eastern border between the kingdom of Castile and the Nasrid kingdom of Granada in the mid-fifteenth century.

Francisco Montiel pointed out that "in the month of May there was already a first visit with a concerted group, but this time the route is aimed at individual visitors, families and the general public who wish to spend a pleasant day of coexistence while discovering the events narrated in the novel that could develop in this medieval frontier world ".

The Councilor for Tourism explained that "the tour starts at the Visitor Center of Lorca, where you start to visit the Castle of Lorca, one of the central places of this border area. Xiquena, castle that was the frontier of the border, after that there is a stop for lunch and in the afternoon we visit the Castillo de Vélez Blanco, after which we return to the starting point .The Route of the Nazarí Border is organized by Lorca Taller del Tiempo, with the collaboration of the City Council of Lorca, the Vélez Blanco City Council, the Andalusian Center of Letters and the Junta de Andalucía, the author of the novel being in charge of guiding the participants. of 25 euros and includes visits to all places and bus travel ".

Montiel added that "it will be the author himself, the writer Francisco José Motos Lorca, who will accompany the participants in the route to discover the main points of the same that appear in the novel and the intricacies of the clashes between the main protagonists of that historical moment: 1465, when two ways of understanding the world faced death in this border area, Muslims and Christians, led by such emblematic characters as Alonso Fajardo el Bravo, struggled to define the destiny of their kingdoms ".

The Tourism Edil has highlighted that "from all the institutions involved in this beautiful route we encourage Lorca, tourists and neighbors of bordering municipalities to do it and to know first hand the stories and places that marked the border between two worlds and that have been the inspiration of the novel that serves as the basis for the journey ".

The full schedule will be as follows:

10:30 am Start of the route in the Visitor Center.

Visit to the Castle of Lorca.

Visit to the Castillo de Xiquena.

2:30 pm Lunch

Visit to the Castillo de Vélez Blanco

Return to the starting point.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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