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Close to Hacienda Riquelme is the sanctuary of "La Fuensanta", the usual residence of the patron virgin of the city. It is situated in La Alberca. La Alberca is the next junction after Corvera on the way to Murcia city.
Twice a year the virgin is visited in a pilgrimage from the city (Lent and September fiestas). Inside the sanctuary, there are some splendid sculptures by Gonzalez Moreno. The paintings and murals of the dome and of the choir are the work of the painter Pedro Flores. In the first, the people and history of Murcia on a pilgrimage to the virgin with Alfonso X, the Count of Floridablanca, Cardinal Belluga, Francisco Salzillo, etc are represented. In the choir we can see the coronation of the virgin of "La Fuensanta" on the old bridge. It is free to go inside the church and it is usually open everyday from 09.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00.
"El Valle" is a natural corner, buried in the heart of the Carrascoy Mountains. The place is made up of 2700 hectares, of which 1900 form the park, declared a protected natural space since 1979. It is covered in pine trees, craggy rocks and places of extraordinary natural beauty.
There is a recovery centre for rare birds and wild boars etc. It is, without doubt, one of the best-loved natural spots in the Región de Murcia.
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