Mula is situated to the Northeast of the Sierra Espuna Natural Park and is reached quite easily off the Autovia which runs from the City of Murcia into the Northwest of the region. The area was inhabited by the Moors and the castle of Mula, a remnant of their occupation, still sits overlooking the town and can be visited today. The Plaza Mayor is the centre of the town and the Town Hall, the Audencia del Marques de los Velez, dating back to the 16th century, is located there. Mula is best-known for the tamboradas (drumming processions) made during Holy Week, which in southern Spain are traditional of a region formed by Mula, Moratalla, Hellín and Tobarra.
Mula is a municipality in the center of the autonomous community of Region of Murcia in southeastern Spain, with nearly 16,790 inhabitants (2018, INE figures).
It is best known for the tamboradas (drumming processions) held during the Holy Week. Tamboradas are a tradition in the area spanning the Murcian towns of Mula and Moratalla and the towns of Hellín and Baena in the provinces of Albacete and Córdoba, respectively.