Murcia Travel Guide
This is definitely one great landmark to see whenever in Murcia, and it has become the city’s symbol because of its amazing tower that can be seen even you’re miles away. This Cathedral situated at the Plaza del Cardinal Belluga possess several access doors, each of them having a distinct majestic character. The Puerta del Perdon (main entrance), Portada de las Cadenas (north door), and Portada de los Apostoles will lead the way into the remarkable capilla (chapel) which is embellished with lots of gold. There is also a Diocesan museum inside the Cathedral wherein many ornaments and artifacts are on exhibit. For amazing views of the cityscape, go up the 92 meter tower which was started in the year 1519 but not finished until the 18th century.
Here are the other grand structures to see when in Murcia :
The Bishop’s Palace placed in close proximity to the Cathedral . It was constructed in 1748, and it has two fantastic facades to witness. Furthermore, its innermost patio, focal stairway, Bishop’s Balcony , known as “El Martillo,” and the Palace chapel should also be seen.
Glorieta de España
The Glorieta is positioned not far from the Cathedral and near the River Segura which runs through the city. It is a pleasant place to unwind in after shopping or visiting the attractions in Murcia . From this spot, there are also lots of other attractions to visit.
The Convent Church of Santa Ana is an 18th century place of worship and is the third church that was built on this location, the first church built in 1490. To maximize your visit, it is a must to try the freshly baked pastries, baked by the nuns, the Sisters of the Enclosed Order. They serve the goods through a gyratory hatch.
The Church of San Miguel stands on the site of an earlier church. The 18th century church has wonderful colored altar pieces.
The Almudi Art Palace was constructed in 1602 and was previously the storage space for the community’s corn harvest, collected as tithes. It was put back into better working condition in 1985, and it now houses the art center and city archives.
Sports in Murcia
Murcia , as coastal as it is, will truly gratify fans of water sports. The region is of the best places in the world for practicing sailing, canoeing, swimming, water-skiing, jet-skiing, fly surfing, windsurfing, catamaranning, and every other type of water sports.
The sailing resort on the Mar Menor and similar consortiums in Mazarron and Aguilas offer the option to lease out equipment, to book sailing courses, and to reserve accommodation at very attractive rates .
Golf and tennis are all-time classics. Many of the golf clubs and tennis courts offer courses that will help you reach perfection with regard to your skills.
One good place for the beginner players is La Manga Club . In addition, the outstanding atmosphere and unsurpassed natural backdrop make La Manga Club the ideal destination for outdoor activities of all kinds: water sports, diving, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding and more. There are also fitness centers in Murcia for the gym buff out there.
Murcia is one of the most trendy destinations for the shopper, having a great variety of small dress shops where you can purchase off-the-hanger clothing. Larger stores and reputed franchise shops are to be found in the center and many small shops tucked away in the side streets, including dress shops where they will alter any clothes you purchase, for free!
The Corte Inglés is one of the most popular shopping places in Murcia . It is a reputable shopping center for it has a widespread array of goods that are of high quality. During the yuletide season, expect this center to have a hugely extravagant display of Christmas lights. “El Corte” is a household name in Spain and their department stores can be found in most large cities.