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Information on Roldan, Murcia Region

  • Location Roldan is 20 minutes inland from the Mar Menor Inland Sea in Murcia Region Click on this MAPto view the location of town and area that is within the Torre Pacheco Municipality and part of the Campo de Cartagena Agricultural area.
  • General Information The town is and has been a farming village / town since the 16th Century. For 5 centuries agriculture was limited as Roldan is within very dry countryside with an average rainfall of 148 mm or 6”. The arrival of the Taco-segura water canal changed agriculture and there is now extensive irrigation and Roldan rapidly grew into a town of 7000 inhabitants.

    There is 50,000 hectares of irrigation in The Campo de Cartagena area which Roldan is part of. The irrigated crops include citrus, artichokes, melons, salad vegetables, broccoli, cauliflowers, and potatoes.

    The town has wide range of business and shops including garages, hardware stores, furniture, stores, appliance stores, butchers, bakers, hairdressers, clothing stores, banks, and supermarkets.

  • Medical Assistance  The medical centre in Roldan is located HERE and is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 3.The phone number is 0034 968 58 80 66. Los Arcos The newish hospital and is just 16 kms away.
  • Dentist  Roldan Dental Clinic is at Av. Murcia, 15, 1º E Tel: 968 589691. The Dentist is Dr. Teresa Morozovich and her team. Visit this website for details
  • Vets   There are three vet surgeries in Roldan
  • Buses   There are at 5 buses a day from Roldan to Murcia or the coast
  • Trains  There is a train station at Balsicas just 6 kms from Roldan that has several journeys a day (in normal times) to either Murcia or Cartagena. The cost is €3.80 one-way. Visit this website for more information. There is plenty of parking around the station and you can buy your ticket from the ticket office, a ticket machine or from the conductor on the train.
  • Taxis  There is a taxi service in Roldan. This is their website and the telephone number is (+34) 607 85 49 44
  • Airports   There are two airports servicing Roldan. The nearest is Corvera which is 15 minutes from Roldan and Alicante Airport is an hours drive, This MAP shows the location and driving routes to the airports. In normal times there is an airport bus from Corvera to Roldan which expensive and slow. It is best to use private airport transfer services that are not advertised.
  • Swimming Pools   There is no public swimming pool at Roldan. However there is a public swimming pool at the nearby town of Torre Pacheco.
  • Golf  There are numerous Golf courses within an hours drive of Roldan. This MAP shows the locations of Golf courses in the Murcia Region. The nearest course is 6 kms from the town centre
  • Shopping  There is a medium sized and several small supermarkets in Roldan along with hardware stores, furniture shop, chemist and clothes shops. In San Javier and Los Alcazares 20 to 25 minutes away there are large super markets including Iceland, Mercadona, Aldi, Lidl, Dia and Consume. This MAPshows the nearest the shopping malls, big hardware stores and Ikea.
  • Fitness  There are 3 gyms in Roldan
  • Restaurants, Bars and Cafes There are many restaurants and bars in Roldan serving Spanish, English, Italian and Indian cuisine. This trip advisor website is constantly updated.

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