! Murcia Today – Jumilla in final for 2022 Village of the Year awards

Publication date: 07/07/2022

You can vote online for the best cultural city in Murcia

jumilla is one of three finalists for the “Pueblo del Año” (Village of the Year) awards in the Best Cultural City category.

The City Council of Jumilla presented its candidacy in this category thanks to its strong cultural offer, and it will now compete for the first place with the other two finalists, Archena and Aledo in Murcia.

It is the first time that these awards, organized by the Spanish media company Prensa Ibérica, have been celebrated. Organizers say the aim of the awards is to promote and protect Spanish towns and their rural environments by making them more visible to visitors.

The winning municipality in each category will be determined by popular vote on the website www.mejorpueblo.es/murcia/. Go to the site to vote for your favorite village. Voting closes Wednesday, July 20.

Once the voting is closed, the award ceremony will take place at the headquarters of the participating Prensa Ibérica newspapers. In the case of Murcia, the award ceremony, organized by La Opinión, will take place on Wednesday July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Real Casino de Murcia.

In addition to Murcia, the prizes go to villages in ten other regions of Spain: Aragon, Asturias, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Cordoba, Galicia, Malaga and Zamora.

Image: Council of Jumilla

Address

Plaza del Rollo, 1 30520 JUMILLA

Such : 968 780 237

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Jumilla Tourist Office

Oficina de Turismo Jumilla

The Central Jumilla Tourist Office is easily accessible by driving directly into the town center along Avenida de Murcia and following the signs. The tourist office is next to the Parque de Don Albano Martínez Molina, where there are several parking spaces.

Jumilla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, has become internationally famous in recent decades thanks to the quality of the wines produced in the municipality, and wine tourism has begun to attract visitors from other parts of Spain and the rest of Europe.

The tourist office is happy to provide you with a series of maps and leaflets showing the various bodegas that can be visited within the commune. Some of them are part of the Rutas del Vino de Jumilla, the wine route of Jumilla, and can be visited as a guided tour or sell their products directly to the public. (see the stream below for more details)

However, the town and the surrounding countryside are full of other attractions for visitors, and the popularity of Jumilla wines is leading more and more people to discover other facets of Spain’s tenth largest municipality.

Jumilla Tourist Office

These include the spectacular countryside and birdlife of the Sierra del Carche, historic remains that range from cave paintings and a Roman mausoleum to the castle, the Iglesia de Santiago, Town Hall and Teatro Vico, and the gastronomy: rich stews are accompanied not only by the wines of the region, but also by the Jumilla pears, which also benefit from the status of Designation of Origin.

Tourism in Jumilla is not as seasonal as in the coastal areas of the Region of Murcia, but the town is busiest during the Holy Week festivities and the August Fair, which includes the harvest festivals and the parades of Moors and Christians. .

The Altiplano of the Region of Murcia, which includes the municipalities of Jumilla and Yecla, is just over an hour’s drive from the Mar Menor, Cartagena, Mazarrón, Torrevieja and Alicante, and anyone wishing visit the interior of Spain and the world. Classy wineries are advised to include Jumilla in their schedule.

Opening hours

Summer

Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

monday closed

Winter

Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

monday closed

Click for more information on visiting the town of Jumilla and its wine cellars: Section Jumilla

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