A spectacular setting
As you approach the city you can see Jumilla Castle, one of our local cultural highlights.
Built on high ground at the centre of a large plain and several ancient routes, the castle is now restored and open to the public.
There are plenty of entertainments and shows over the weekends.
The marvellous 19th-century theatre is located in the centre of the city.
SANTA ANA DEL MONTE MONASTERY
In a pine wood on the slopes of the Sierra de Santa Ana is the ancient monastery, a holy and magical place that dates back to a Bronze Age settlement over 3500 years ago.
For lovers of history, the archaeological museum includes a fantastic collection of exhibits from the Lower Palaeolithic, Epipalaeolithic, Neolithic and Eneolithic periods, including a unique pot decorated with red triangular images from the local Cueva de los Tiestos.
And for lovers of tradition, the museum is perhaps the best in the region for examples of pottery, glassware, and artefacts made from the local esparto grass, as well as tools that have fallen into disuse, and embroidery of the typical local dress through history.
SANTIAGO EL MAYOR PARISH
The museum is one of the city’s great attractions, housed in a magnificent hall that displays the economic makeup of the area and the changes in its architectural styles and trends.
The area of Jumilla is home to almost 25,000 people and covers 972km2. It is in the north east of the region of Murcia and is part of its high Altiplano plains.
Jumilla always has something to celebrate, which means that any time is good for visiting. There are fiestas and entertainments held all year round that tourists can enjoy.
Jumilla is right in the middle of a geographical area famous for its gastronomic wealth, so make sure you try the typical dishes and pastries.