Zarzadilla de Totana.

Zarzadilla de Totana is a little village in the south of Spain, in the region of Murcia.

With a population of 500 people, Zarzadilla is a village with a foot in the past. When walking its narrow streets, one can get the feeling of living remote times.

Nowadays, its decreasing population lives fully attached to the land. Almonds and olives trees and vineyards are its main business. In recent years, intensive farming has also arrived.

Its past is linked to French señores, mine exploitations and a vast knowledge of medicinal plants (the village used to get isolated during winter, its people had no access to the doctor, and had no choice but treat themselves).

The surroundings, with some of the highest mountains of the region, are astonishing. Their people most welcoming.

These are just some photos of zarzadilla that hopefully will help you decide visiting us.

Los grifos” , together with the village’s square, the  heart of the village. Water has been coming out of this fountain as far back as it can be remembered. It waters “los huertos” and “El lavadero” where people used to wash by hand. Don’t be fooled by the post “ Agua no potable”. Once I was doubting to drink because of the sign, till an old man appeared and told me“ Ha! I’ve been drinking since I could walk” He was ninety!

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El lavadero”, still in use, where people used to do the washing:

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The church,

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Some photogenic corners:

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A couple of photos of the religious parade of San Miguel, happening every year the last week of September:

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Carnival and Halloween!! are also special occasions in the village:

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The beautiful surroundings,

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El Rollo”, the river bed. Water only flows after a big rain fall, but it is a wild jungle of green even in dry season:

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You’ll need to walk a bit to reach these great views:

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And many more things that we leave for you to discover when you visit Zarzadilla de Totana!

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About Quemao Viejo

A project to scape the Rat Race with a micro-camping site and a veterinary practice using local medicinal plants.
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