The Murcia region has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as archaeological excavations have shown. Often conquered by different peoples, it became famous for its agricultural development thanks to an efficient and ancient irrigation system.

Few traces of Jewish life remain in this region, but one of the country’s most astonishing is to be found in Lorca, where recent archaeological excavations have uncovered one of the oldest and only pre-Inquisition synagogues to have been preserved in its original state. You’ll also be amazed to read on our page dedicated to the city where it was located…