The University city of Murcia is located in the Southeastern part of Spain and is also a capital by the same name. You can see baroque and the Gothic style architecture in this city which include cathedrals and a palace. The Southern part of Murcia, The Baetic Cordillera borders the Mediterranean and declines towards the east into the Cartagena plains. This city is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the South, Andalusia in the West, Valencia in the East and Castile–La Mancha in the North. The precipitation of this region being low,the main source of irrigation is the Segura River. Irrigation is the main source of earnings in this city, which has a dense population. This city stands upon the plains which is surrounded by a chain of mountains. Many examples of the Murcian Barouque can be seen here, which include the religious buildings such as the Church of La Merced, Santo Domingo, Santa Ana Convent Church and San Nicholas. It was once an autonomous region in the year 1982 and is now a holiday destination because of its rugged coastal plains.
Discover a selection of the best spots and attractions in MURCIA
You will feel satisfied visiting this mixed Gothic and Baroque Cathedral de Santa Maria, where you will not feel take away your eyes from the ornate façade and the intricate decorations of the interiors of the three chapels you must not miss out.
This lighthouse is situated at a height of 81m above the sea level and stands on a rocky hill, and is a symbol of the city and the cape as well. The elegant construction and the stone façade are worth admiring, and when you look at the lights flashing every 10 seconds from the lighthouse, you will feel the adrenaline flowing through your body.
The Palmeral de Elche, Elche is a historical site, where you will find the palm grove that is the largest in Europe. Take a stroll along the grove where there are 11, 000 palm trees some of which are more than 300 years old. This place can be an ideal one for reading in a serene atmosphere under the shade of the palm trees.
Kids will enjoy an afternoon under the sun when at the La Mata Beach, Torrevieja, where you will find shops and cafes. Every Wednesday this place is buzzing with activity when there is a market selling handicrafts and local produce. You can also lay down on a lawn chair and enjoy the weather.
The Bateria de Castillitos, Cartagena is one of the many landmarks that you must include in your itinerary when visiting Murcia. You will enjoy a scenic drive and the landscape where there are two giant guns placed on a rock with blue waters surrounding it.
You will find a huge collection of relics of the ancient historical period at this museum and enjoy performances at the theatre where local citizens clad in toga crowd here to watch. There are large numbers of artifacts that were excavated and displayed here at the museum, which was once a Roman Theater having a seating capacity of 7,000.
After the Carthaginians made the Cartagena cost a trading port, after which this kingdom became independent after the period when the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba fell. Different cultures have developed and died in this city, which include the Phonecians, the Islamic groups and the Barouque during the middle ages. In the 18th century Murcia became a splendid city and reaping the benefits of the War of Succession between Bishop Belluga and Felipe V. Drastic changes were seen in the administration and urban development. The political scenario changed in the 19th century during the War of Independence between the “Isabelinos” and “Carlistas”. In 1915 Murcia experienced a period of vitality and renovation, and today this city is one of the popular destinations for tourists.
The hottest month in Murcia is July, when the temperature rises to 27 degree Celsius and falls to 10 degree Celsius in January, which is the coldest month and also the wettest month with an average of 40 mm rainfall. The rainfall is the lowest in July and August when it is about 10 mm. The best time to visit Murcia is July and August for those who want to bathe in the golden sunshine at any of the nearby beaches and swim in the sea water.
Besides a number of hotels, there are village houses, villas and apartments in Murcia where you will find heart warmingospitality.