Caravaca

Spain
in full  Caravaca de la Cruz 

      city in the provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Murcia, southeastern Spain, about 40 miles (65 km) west-northwest of Murcia city.

      The city's churches include El Salvador (16th century), designed by Juan de Herrera, and La Santísima Cruz (1617), which once housed the miraculous Cross of Caravaca. Given to the Knights Templar by Ferdinand III of Castile, who took it from the Moors in 1241, Caravaca later passed to the military Order of Santiago. The city is now a centre of footwear manufacturing and also produces textiles, brandy, and chocolate. Pop. (2007 est.) mun., 25,688.

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