CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ YEAR JUBILAR 2017 – PROGRAM OF ACTS AND EVENTS
It includes all types of events and artistic, cultural, social gastronomic, musical and sports activities; as well as encounters linked to faith and knowledge.
Caravaca de la Cruz (or simply and more commonly Caravaca) capital of the northwest Region of Murcia. It’s a town and municipality of southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia, near the left bank of the River Argos, a tributary of the Segura.
It is the Fifth Holy City of Catholic Christianity, having been granted the privilege to celebrate the jubilee year in perpetuity in 1998 by the then Pope John Paul II), along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Camaleño (Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana).
It celebrates its jubilee every seven years; the first being in 2003, when it was visited by the then Cardinal Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI.
In 2010 the second jubilee was celebrated, and it surpassed the one million mark of visits received in 2003.
Festivities of International Tourist Interest since 2004.