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Murcia Travel Guide To

The city of Murcia is positioned in the Segura River in the south east of Spain, and has a population of about 440,000 people. The city and the region is also known for its long hot summers, dry climate resulting in too little rain, and offers nearly 300 days of sunshine a year! The city has its roots in Moorish culture, and was officially founded in 9th century AD, but also has its roots in the Roman Empire. Murcia city is located in a leafy plain of the Segura and as such is an important agricultural producer and exporter, especially lettuce, lemon, oranges and tomatoes. Known as the Huerta of Murcia, it is a rich area filled with gardens and vineyards. Like all dry, fertile plains area, the region is well known for its production of sparkling wines. The area of Jumilla, Bullas and Ricote region is the primary vineyard region, producing some fine red wine.

The city is well connected by road (by development of coastal motorway), train at the local airport is Murcia San Javier Airport, which is near the town of Santiago de la Ribera and San Javier, approximately 50km south east of Murcia City.

The Costa Cálida (Warm Coast)
The Murcia Region is characterized by nearly 250km of Mediterranean coastline known as the Costa Cálida, and located south of Murcia City. The beaches are wonderful, and the water is warm, a big plus for tourists all year round. It is easily accessible with the AP-7. If you travel along the route, you would be surprised by the change in scenery and fishing villages emphasis from producing food area.

Minor damage (translated as 'Little Sea') is located north of the coast and includes the largest lake in Europe. The famous region tourism of La Manga (a 22km slice of land) is what keeps Manor in March from the sea.

Some of the major coastal cities along the Costa Cálida is Mazarron and Cartagena. The most popular beaches in the region is Cavanna, Puerto de Mazarron and La Puntica.

Things to Do and See in Murcia City & Region

Murcia City this city offers many fine tourist attractions including:

- The Cathedral Diocese of Cartagena which was completed in the 15th century over a 70 year. It was constructed in Gothic style, the first two storeys built in the style of the Renaissance and the other in the Baroque.

- The Plaza Cardenal Belluga is the location where the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace is. The Palace dates from the 18th century.

- Murcia City Hall is located constructed in the 18th century part of the city called the Glorieta.

-If you take a walking tour of old town segement of the city, you are Plateria Traperia and districts. Market is generally in this part of the city, and one of the most impressive sights to see here is the Casino, which was constructed before 1850, and a major social club in the area. The interior of the Casino is an example of the wonderful Moorish style.

- The El Valle Regional park offers a great place for walking and relaxing.

- Romea Theatre & Monteagudo Castle are other locations worth a visit.

- Salzillo Museum to learn about the history of the area.

Cartagena Is the 2nd largest city in the Region and is now one of the main headquarters for the Spanish Navy. The Museum in the city is very impressive and well worth a visit. It tells the story of civilizations that make up the history of the city from the Romans, Moors the Christians. The City is home to many relics of the Roman Empire and the Roman Theatre in this city is marvelously restored.

The Port of Cartagena is much improved and the local National Marine Museum is well worth visiting.

La Manga & Resort The most popular tourist areas and resorts in Murcia Resort La Manga region. It has developed an excellent reputation as a sport and leisure resort, and a popular venue for professional football teams from UK to get warm during the training, and enjoy a team building a winter break. The use of the resort is a testimony to its top class facilities.

La Manga is located in a city 15 mile strip of land separates the lagoon from March Minor Mediterranea Sea. There are plenty of top class hotels and restaurants located here. A nice hot water in March Minor is enough to swim all year round, and is perfect for watersports.

Puerto Águilas de Mazarron and perhaps the most important after two resorts La Manga. Gulf beaches and water are welcoming. Águilas was once a fishing port used of Rome. The 15th century castle here is well worth looking at.

Caravaca de la Cruz & Lorca locations in both have amazing religious connotations, and a history to match. Lorca offers some of the most wonderful Easter celebrations in Spain. North of Lorca is Caravaca de la Cruz. 2010 is seen The latest Annus Sanctus (Sacred Year) and there are many made pilgrimages here. The Church of Salvador is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Murcia.

Festivals in Murcia
The Holy Week procession - Perhaps the most famous in all of Spain, this Easter celebration chronicles the events that led in the crucifixion of Christ. The Festival, the amazing sculptures by esteemed artist Francisco Salzillo is borrowed from their museums and used in Holy Week Procession to trace the steps of the final moments before Jesus crucifixion.

Easter Week celebrations in Lorca is well worth a visit.

Jumilla, which is one of the major wine producing region has its own wine festival called 'Vendimia' - full of revelry and sampling of wine!

In Calasparra North West Region, there is a huge bull run festival that takes place in September.

Every September at Cartagena, There is a local festival celebrating the culture of the region - residents dress up in costumes from the Roman and Carthage period.

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