Everything you have to see in Murcia


Surrounded by mountains, on a plain and crossed by the Segura River, is the city of Murcia. Considering a trip to the south? Then Murcia is your destination. Dating back to Arab times, although there is evidence of a presence in the region in Ancient Times and even in Prehistory, Murcia is bursting with history.

Its culture, delicious gastronomy and the long list of things to do and see make it worth a visit. Come with us on this adventure!

What to see in Murcia

  • Murcia cathedral. If you are a fan of architecture and history, make sure not to miss the majesty of Murcia cathedral, one of the most impressive in Spain. This architectural marvel that is late Gothic in style dates back to the fourteenth century and boasts an impressive façade, decorated with numerous sculptures and reliefs. Once inside, you can admire its towering vaults and the impressive main altarpiece, one of the largest in Spain. Make sure not to miss out on a visit!
  • Real Casino de Murcia. Another attraction you cannot miss. This modernist style building was constructed in the late nineteenth century and is considered one of the jewels of the city. The casino boasts a central courtyard surrounded by galleries and halls decorated with impressive frescoes, in addition to a spacious library and exhibition hall.
  • Teatro Romea. A beautiful neoclassical building dating back to the nineteenth century, considered one of the most important theatres in Spain. If you have the opportunity, don't hesitate to attend one of the shows on offer here. Get ready to be impressed!
  • Museo Salzillo. If you are a fan of art, we recommend a visit to this museum dedicated to sculptor Francisco Salzillo. It is home to a large collection of his works and other objects of sacred art.

What to do in Murcia

With this in mind, Murcia is not only about history and architecture, it also boasts natural landscapes that will take your breath away. Sierra Espuña Regional Park is one of the most impressive in the area, home to beautiful landscapes and a long list of hiking trails, if you are passionate about sports. Tempted by a walk on the beach? Then make sure not to miss Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar Natural Park, home to beautiful virgin beaches.

And to round off your holidays in Murcia, you simply have to try its local cuisine. The region's most famous dish zarangollo, a delicious courgette and onion omelette served cold. Also on the menu are the famous migas murcianas a dish made from fried breadcrumbs, accompanied by meat and vegetables, and paparajotes, typical desserts made with lemon leaves, battered in dough.

Although, if you're a wine fan, the Bullas designation of origin produces some of the best wines in the region, so make sure to sample them before you leave.

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