Caravaca de la Cruz is a town located on the border of Murcia and Granada.  The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century and commissioned by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town, the town of the cross that carries its name.


It is one of five privileged cities in the world to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee and, in 2017, celebrates its third Holy Year, guards in the Castle of Vera Cruz its most precious jewel, the Cross of Caravaca, in whose interior lies a Lignum Crucis, a piece of wood belonging to the stake on which Christ was crucified.