Holidays In Murcia, Spain
Murcia is a city in South East Spain, located on the Segura River, to the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. The city of Murcia lies near the centre of a plain, the huerta, or the orchard of Murcia. Both the Segura River and the tributary, Guadalentin, pass through the area.
Murcia’s municipal area features the widely popular orchard. Apart from the orchard and the urban zones, there are other views that make Murcia a place to visit for your holiday vacation. The badlands are great; these are groves of Carrasco pine trees in the pre-coastal mountain ranges. There is also a large national park, towards the south of the city of Murcia, which is a great trip whilst away for some recreation time.
Top Attractions in Murcia
In Murcia, the Segura River’s Valley is surrounded by mountains and hills: The hills of Espinardo, Guadalupe, Cabezo de Torres, Cordillera Sur in the south, and Esparragal and Monteagudo in the north.
Murcia’s Coasta Calida, has a number of beaches and small towns, with a host of leisure activities, to make holiday visits to Murcia very enjoyable. La Manga del Mar Menor is one of the areas that is especially suited for relaxation, and there are many attractions in its marine resort.
Murcia also has white sandy beaches like San Pedro Del Pinatar, fascinating landscapes like the rock erosions of Mazarron, fishing towns like Aguilas, and coves, including the ones in Cartagena.
Many of the beaches in Murcia are considered open-air spas, because of the hyper-saline waters of Mar Menor and its therapeutic mud. Tourists can either use the beach for spa-related reasons, or explore the myriads of wellness and beauty centers in the region.
Murcia’s Cathedral is a magnificent edifice worth seeing. The baroque treasure (as it is known) in Murcia, took three centuries to build and is arguably Murcia’s most famous landmark.
Real Casino de Murcia is another famous landmark in the city of Murcia. It is a private gentleman’s club, which caters for the city’s wealthy elite. The club is however open for visitors, who would like to see the opulent interior, the grand courtyard modelled on the palaces of Andalusia, and the frescoed ballroom.
Murcia’s most beautiful square, Plaza de las Flores, is home to many florists’ shops and the perfect place, to relish the taste of great coffee, watch people as they pass by, and see the Art Nouveau town houses. Plaza de las Flores is very close to the cathedral.
Santa Clara la Real Convent Museum is a beautiful piece of work, intriguing not only in its architectural design, but also its contents; the museum has elements of Arab architecture. Despite the fact that only part of the museum is open for visitors, it is still one of the top places in Murcia, to visit.
Located six kilometres south of Murcia is a natural parkland, Carrascoy and El Valle Regional Park. A place where Murcians and tourists go, to bask in a tranquil and serene environment.
Hotel Accommodation in Murcia
Murcia has very impressive hotel accommodation, some of which include Hotel Cetina, Occidental Murcia Siete Coronas, Alegria Dos Playas, Hotel Servigroup Galua, and Nelva hotel. Some of the top restaurants in Murcia are Restaurante Salzillo, Cabana Buenavista, and Local de Ensayo.