The region of Murcia, or the Comunidad Autonoma de la Region de Murcia, is one of the 17 regions of Spain, being located in the south-eastern side of the country. Murcia is located on the Seguera River and between Valencia, Andalucia and Castilla-La Mancha and it only has one province. The capital of the region is the city of Murcia, other popular destinations being Cartagena, Los Alcazares, la Manga des Mar Menor, San Javier and Puerto de Mazarron. This beautiful side of Spain is enriched by the rich vegetation, by the fertile lands and the green areas that surround the modern attractions.
Murcia was founded in 825 by the Emir of Cordoba and it was known as Madinat Mushiyah. The majority of the population was Arab and the entire city was built following the Arab culture and knowledge. Most of today’s monuments date since the XIVth century in both the city and the rural areas. The museums and exhibitions offer the best opportunities to admire the ancient culture that is expressed in today’s lifestyle. The travellers who will chose this destination will find that the historical sites are present everywhere. Some of the most popular such places are Santa Clara Monastery & Museum, Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia, Museo de Arqueologia or Museo Salzillo.
The city of Murcia is filled with surprises and it has a unique architectural style that shows off oriental elements of a great beauty. The main landmarks that amaze the tourists are Plaza Cardenal Belluga, Plaza Julian Romea, Episcopal Palace of Murcia, the Cathedral de Santa Maria, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Fuensanta, the Church of Santo Domingo and many more. The tall buildings and the ancient walls remind anyone of the power that the past hides beyond the simple appearance. Those who are passionate about architecture wil observe a mix of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance styles with the Islamic one.
A Spanish destination such as Murcia overwhelms the tourists, having to offer many activities and a well-developed tourism, as well as a fantastic cuisine that offers the freshest taste of the sea.
The tourists have the opportunity to enjoy nautical sports throughout the year, thanks to the ideal weather conditions and the sailing schools, the canoeing, kite-surfing, windsurfing, motorboat services and the dedicated staff. More than that, the raw paradise of the nature, the beach festivals, the Sea festivities, the beach bars and leisure activities show the beauty and the romanticism of vacations spent on the Spanish coast. Shades of red, pink, violet, orange, blue and yellow can be observed every day on the sky from the comforting beaches, where the music and the entertaining atmosphere have the power of creating unforgettable moments for anyone who steps on these lands.
In the summertime, the travellers will enjoy the San Javier International Jazz Festival, the Theatre, Music and Dance Festival, Feria de Sevillanas del Mar Menor, the Flamenco Festival or the Folklore Festival, as a result of the people’s passion and love for music. The trips to Murcia will turn out to be interesting, exciting, filled with passion and curiosity and the city will offer the tourists anything in order to make them feel comfortable.