Are you waiting for the 58th edition of the Feria del Mueble Yecla? It’s one of the most important design events of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia and it’s the best opportunity to immerse yourself in the interior design and furniture field (more companies than you can possibly count are going to be there!) and to visit the region: in our opinion May is among the best periods to visit Yecla and the entire Murcia – we know how torrid the weather can be in the summer – and experience its history, arts, and architecture. Don’t need to be a professional to truly appreciate the best two things Yecla is known for all over the world: furniture and wine. Also, the region has entered UNESCO’s World Heritage List with its late prehistoric rock-art sites of the Mediterranean basin on the Iberian Peninsula, the largest group anywhere in Europe. So, there is plenty to look forward to! Discover with us all the best places in Yecla with our YECLA DESIGN GUIDE!
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WHERE TO SLEEP
HOTEL MURCIA NELVA
The Hotel Murcia Nelva – located near the touristic and cultural neuralgic points of Murcia – is the first choice for your stay in the region. The Oro Negro restaurant offers the best of the traditional cuisine, with an avant-guard touch that will inspire your meals. If relaxation is what you are searching the suites have been created to offer a refined comfort in an elegant setting. But the best place – from which you can really enjoy the Spanish sun and nature – is the swimming pool with the attached solarium; certainly, after your stay here you will feel like a new person. An elegant spot in our YECLA DESIGN GUIDE.
OCCIDENTAL MURCIA SIETE CORONAS
Located in Paseo de Garay, near the city center, the Occidental Murcia Siete Coronas is the perfect spot to visit and live the region of Murcia. Founded in 1871 and restored and refurbished in 2015, it displays an innovative spirit without missing the Spanish essence of its tradition. The 156 rooms – most of them offering a wonderful city view from the windows to their guests – show a modern atmosphere that embodies the Murcia’s welcome, without losing track of the most innovative comforts: a fitness studio for any demands, nine multi-purpose rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and a gourmet restaurant – you can’t miss the lovely outdoor terrace! – for your refined and sophisticated dinner plans.
Casa Rojo is not a simple place but a complete food and wine experience: not only it features nine projects that allow customers to taste the original Spanish wine but also Casa Rojo has been called the “Mejor bodega abierta al turismo en España”: the attractive and innovative ways in which the team uses different techniques and elaboration processes merge together with the landscape – Paraje de la Raja, next to the Sierra de la Pila in Jumilla (Murcia) – where the cellar and headquarters, built by Srta. Rottenmeier Estudio de Arquitectura, are totally immersed in the vineyards that surround the place. An amazing experience of our YECLA DESIGN GUIDE.
WHAT TO SEE
THE CAYETANO DE MERGELINA ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – MAYE
The Cayetano De Mergelina Archaeological Museum in Yecla is the best place to know more about the history of the region (and it starts from approximately 150,000 years ago, so you can’t go wrong!). The exhibitions space – 500 square meters of cultural space – is a 18th century building, and it was once the Palacio de los Ortega, the Ortega family residence. Now, it has been divided into four thematic areas, from the prehistoric period until the Late Middle Ages.
A truly interesting place to visit is Cantos de Visera in Monte Arabí, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on Jumilla-Yecla Plateau, 700m above sea level. Here you can find the fortified settlement of El Arabilejo, dated in the Bronze Age, famous for its rock drawings featuring more than one hundred figures of herbivores (horses and bovines) and also other linked to human figures.
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