Calasparra is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Murcia region, being only about an hour away from Pinoso. It's known for its famous sanctuary "Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza", which people come from all over to visit.
Its also well known for its rice, which is grown all over, it's countryside walks, natural parks and its river. It still contains most of its historical buildings, which are very interesting to see. Unlike some towns, this one likes to keep its history running. It's great for a day trip, but we recommend at least a couple of days, to make sure you check out everything this town has to offer!
What to do and what to visit in Calasparra
Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza.
Sotos y bosques de Ribera de Canaverosa: The existing habitats of this riverbank with a variety of beautiful fauna and flora such as elms, brambles, otters, herons and others.
Abrigos de Pozo:
Places in the Canyon of Almadenes, housing in its interior pictorial manifestations of schematic style dated to 4300 AD. They represent human figures, animals and objects loaded with symbolism.
Visitors can enter through the old access used by the shepherds in prehistory, currently restored.
There is also a wooden path installed to facilitate the passage of visitors and a suitable walkway for people with disabilities.
Embalse de Argos:
The swamp which was built in 1970, has one of the few dams built with loose rock and homogeneous materials. It gave work to many workers in the area.