The history of Bullas has left important traces, monuments that have remained until our days. La Plaza Vieja, the main civic center of yesteryear la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, from the eighteenth century and declared a National Monument. La Torre del Reloj, dating from 1900, raised to mark the hours of irrigation of the nearby orchard. We also find many stately houses from the late nineteenth and early twentieth where different styles are mixed: modernism, Hispano-Muslim … and all of them give us sample of the people’s making this locality. Among them are the Casa de la Cultura, located in the Plaza de España, and la Casa de Don Blas Rafael Marsilla, in which the museum has been set up.
Itinerary Bullas 1900
Since its origins the municipality has been linked to the winemaking tradition, proof of which are the important archaeological samples that have come to us, such as those found in the site of the Roman village of Los Cantos, as is the case of the famous “Niños de las Uvas“. We also find a lot of traditional wineries located in the houses of the old town, many of them restored to be visited by interested people. The opening of the Wine Museum and the launching of the Wine Route have all valued this legacy.
The visit to Bullas is completed with its surroundings and natural landscapes, small oases in the Region of Murcia. Montes such as El Castellar and a precious commodity like the Mula River, which shelters places like the Pasico Ucenda and the Salto del Usero that delight the bathers during the summer season. Bullas offers the possibility to travel all these places through several paths of small route as well as La Vía Verde del Noroeste, old route of the railway line conditioned for the hiker that allows to cross the region knowing all the splendor of its natural environment.
Salto del Usero and Vía Verde
In recent times, Bullas is acquiring great fame for its traditional market “El Zacatín”, that every first Sunday of the month takes place in Plaza Vieja. In it, a large number of artisans show their know-how. Each edition is dedicated to a specific activity, highlighting the February, which recreates a medieval market and October, dedicated to wine.
Holidays and traditions
Numerous parties that dot the local calendar. Emphasis is given to the patron celebrated the first weekend of October in honor of la Virgen del Rosario, who have a magnificent advance with the Wine Festival the last of September, which pays homage to the wine tradition of Bullas. Holy Week also becomes a celebration of great tradition and popular participation. St. Mark’s Day, at the end of April, is another of the great festive moments, when many huertanos floats parade through the streets of the town. To these celebrations we have to join those that take place in the hamlet La Copa, where ancient traditions survive in the festivals of the Purísima in December and San Antón in January. In honor of the Virgen de la Consolación, the Patron Saint’s Day is celebrated on the first weekend of September.