Caravaca de La Cruz and Saint Francis de Borja (5 Days)

DAY 1 MADRID – CUENCA – VALENCIA Departure at the scheduled time for Cuenca in order to admire the famous view of the hanging houses. Lunch and departure for Valencia. Dinner and lodging

DAY 2 VALENCIA – GANDÍA –ALICANTE Breakfast and city tour, in which we highlight the Miquelet: Bell tower of the Cathedral constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. Octagonal tower and almost 51 meters tall, markedly Gothic in style, The Merchants’ Market, the palace of the Marquis of Dos water s, and The Church de the Virgin of the Forsaken, temple dedicated to the Patron saint of the city, which makes up the principal religious building constructed in Valencia during the 16th century and, at the same time, the first baroque work. Lunch. Departure for Gandía, birthplace de Saint Francisco of Borja, fourth Duke of Gandía, Viceroy of Catalonia, grandson of the Pope Alexander VI and third general of the Society of Jesus. The Ducal Palace, the exterior de the Collegiate Church and the Old University founded by Saint Francisco de Borja can all be admired. Continuation to Alicante. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 ALICANTE – ELCHE – MURCIA Breakfast and departure for Elche. City tour in which are prominent the Church of the Assumption, the Municipal Museum and the Priest’s Orchard, fabulous botanical garden. Lunch and walk through the Palm Grove of Elx, which stands out because of its singularity and beauty. The UNESCO recognized its exceptional value when it was declred World Heritage Site in the year 2000. Continuation to Murcia. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 MURCIA – CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ Breakfast and tour of the Salzillo Museum, dedicated to the famous scuplture Francisco Salzillo, The area boasts several rooms in which are exhibited the great sculptures made for the Holy Week Processions and property of the Confraternity of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth. Lunch and departure for Caravaca de the Cruz, one of the five cities where the Jubilee Year is celebrated in perpetuity. It is a privilege that it shares with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Santo Toribio in Liébana. Starting in the year 2003 it will be celebrated every seven years and a plenary indulgence will be granted to the pilgrims that go to Caravaca. The Cross is a “Lignum Crucis”, on footce of wood belonging to the cross on which Christ was crucified, which is guarded in a reliquary with the shape of a double-armed crucifix. Tour of the most characteristic and important monument of the city for its historic, Cultural and religious significance, the Real Alcázar with the Shrine of the True Cross, excellent example of the Spanish baroque and one of the largest pilgrim centers of Christianity, since it guards the Most Holy True Cross. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ – MADRID Breakfast and departure for Madrid. Lunch en route. Arrival and end of services.