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Murcia Murcia, capital of the Autonomous Region in south-eastern Spain, is located on the banks of the River Segura. Of ancient foundation in the course of its history the city (300,000 inhabitants) has undergone numerous achievements; including the Arab conquest which has left its mark. Murcia enjoys a climate among the best in Spain, thanks to high temperatures and low rainfall throughout the year, so you can visit it in any season.

The city is now an important agricultural center, thanks to the fertile Huerta, the surrounding area that forms along the path of the Segura, is one of the main places of production of fruits and vegetables in Spain. Murcia is also the main cultural center (the site of an ancient university,) religious, industrial and administrative center of the region The Old Town: it develops along the left bank of the Segura and is accessed through the Puente Viejo, from which we come to the Paseo de la Glorieta de Espana, which houses the Ayuto (Town Hall) and the Palacio Episcopal.

Not far away is the main monument of the city, the Cathedral de Santa Maria with the next tower. Depart from the square in the main streets of town, always very animate.La University area: located north of the Cathedral and, in addition to the prestigious institution, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. La western city: has as a reference to the Church of San Andrés, and the nearby Museum Salzillo. The area is also the Museo del Traje Folklore.

Further south you reach the Paseo del Malecon, near which are Homonym’s Gardens, another popular spot. From the terrace you can enjoy a nice view of Murcia. Alter destinations to Murcia on the right bank of the Segura and you can visit the Jardin de Floridablanca with the Church of Carmen. Other destinations in the region of Murcia: heading towards the sea, we find the ancient city of Cartagena, the main port and second city of the Spanish military region after the capital of Murcia.

In this city, worth visiting, is the historical center that was developed near the old Plaza Mayor.

To visit

Cathedral of Santa Maria: the church, in Spanish Gothic style, was built between 1394 and 1467, but work continued in later centuries with additions and changes, among which the monumental and magnificent retablo-facade, considered one of the best examples of Baroque Andalusia Spanish architect ,Jaime Bort, rich with decorations and sculptures.

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  • marmenorholidayrental
    October 27, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply

    Start your vacation in Murcia Mar Menor Spain here by choosing a bargain or last minute self catering holiday rental apartment in Mar Menor, with pool or near beach. Mar Menor offers you the chance to relax and enjoy the idyllic beaches offering crystal clear waters of the Mar Menor, Costa Calida. Spanish Self catering accommodations with quality attention and amenities At the beaches, one finds great restaurants, superb tapas bars, and beach bars. Of course, there are plenty of Water sports for everyone at the beaches: paragliding, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and wind surfing among others.

    The salt-water lagoon Mar Menor and La Manga del Mar Menor offer great possibilities for water sports. The inland is almost desertic, and you may visit several towns which still preserve their medieval structures.

    Typical cooking includes stews, salads, roasted meat, rice, and of course great sea-food along the coast. Murcia also produces wine of high quality The calm, mineral rich water of the Mar Menor is the perfect place for therapeutic treatment for skin and arthritic complaints. The area around the Mar Menor is relatively flat, which is good for walking, cycling and has numerous villages and beaches along the coastline. Rent a Stunning Collection of Apartments with idyllic views over the Mar Menor or simply relax by the pool in your private holiday rental villa

    Like so much of the Mediterranean coast, Murcia’s fishing villages provide a wealth of wonderful fresh seafood. The famously sweet prawns from the Mar Menor, sea bream cooked in rock salt (dorada a la sal ), and a highly spiced version of the caldero are all typical of the region.

    The Mar Menor is a salt-water lagoon of 128km sq with a sea temperature of 5 degrees above the Mediterranean. It is quite unknown to a lot of people and one of Spain’s best-kept secrets. The mineral-rich water of the Mar Menor is revered for its health-giving properties and is listed by the World Health Organization as one of the healthiest places on earth.

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