The City Council takes stock of this historical gem that in just two weeks has aroused the interest of hundreds of tourists who have enjoyed the site on three types of routes.On August 24, the day of the patron saint of Cieza, the town council reopened the Siyâsa site before the gaze of a small number of guests who were surprised by this archaeological site, which is one of the most interesting in western Islam and with more history, located on the Cerro del Castillo, next to the current Cieza.After its inauguration, visits to the site began on August 26, and, on the occasion of the reopening of Siyâsa, the Department of Tourism, led by Antonio Moya, together with the concessionary company for its tourism exploitation, Stipa Servicios Turísticos, SL, organized 3 different types of visits so that tourists could choose any of them every day of the week.
Night visit, visit at sunset and archaeological route to be able to contemplate the two main tourist attractions of the municipality, the cave Sima de la Serreta and the site of Siyâsa.The number of visitors that have been received during these first 15 days adds up to approximately 500 people from different corners of the Region and the national and European territory, with half of the total users being the city of Cieza itself, data that has led to the satisfaction of Mayor Pascual Lucas, who explained it this way: "I am very happy to see that the neighbors want to know this jewel that speaks of the history of our municipality and our Region, since appreciating what we have in our own locality makes us strive even more to conserve it and show it to the rest of the world.
"More than 80 visitors are from other municipalities in Murcia such as Abarán, Molina, Guadalupe, Murcia, Beniaján, Alcantarilla, etc., 48 from other communities in Spain such as Valladolid, Salamanca, Barcelona, ??Alicante, Hellín, Albacete and Galicia, and almost one twenty have come from different parts of Europe, among which are Russia, Ukraine, France and England.Due to the current sanitary conditions in which we find ourselves, the groups are smaller than usual, and all the necessary protocols have been carried out to guarantee safety.The site has received a large number of requests to be visited all these days and in order to respond to this great reception, the days of visits have been extended to accommodate the demand.Great acceptanceRegarding the general opinion of the visitors, the acceptance has been excellent, receiving a large number of congratulations both for the result of the project executed and for the development of the visits.Another impression collected is that, after the visits, the public recognizes the importance and the high scientific and historical value of the site.Visits currently offeredNight visit, every day of September (Monday to Sunday) at 9:00 p.m.
The night visit will continue in October (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).Archaeological route every Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 1030 am.Visit to Siyâsa at sunset, at 7:00 p.m.
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza