Because of the importance of the historical ruins in the city centre, Lorca is known as the baroque city. Various stately homes and palaces, such as the Guevara palace, the palace of the counts of San Julián and the los Mula house are all examples of this style of architecture. However, this isn't the only cultural heritage that the city has to offer. In addition to several archaeological sites, there are also remains from the Roman period, such as the Columna Miliaria or the Christian towers of Torre del Espolón and Torre Alfonsina. The processions (white and blue) that take place during Holy Week are particularly interesting sights. So is the local craft, mainly featuring ceramics, jarapas (hand-made rugs), embroideries and wrought iron objects.