Cheap flights to Murcia
If it's a true slice of Spain you're after, then look no further than the city of Murcia.
That's because both the city, and its region have somehow managed to remain untouched by large-scale tourism. Add to this some 250 kilometres of beautiful and unspoilt coastline, a year round average temperature of 17 degrees and more than 3,000 hours of sun a year and you have a perfect holiday destination. So what's the catch? Well there isn't one, unless of course you don't like the idea of travelling to a region full of mountains, rivers, orchards, traditional towns and stunning desert. And there isn't a better place to base yourself than in Murcia City, or the 'Baroque capital of Spain' as it is commonly called.
For one of the most spectacular views on the Costa Cálida, try the walk up Monte las Cenizas close to the popular resort of La Manga. It's a round walk of around 6km. Up top are the huge Vickers guns, which belonged to the decommissioned military base.
An exhibition of works based on the sea by local sculptor Fernando Sáenz de Elorrieta is taking place at Cartagena's naval museum. Sculpture di Mare consists of 25 sculptures made from different materials that evoke the sea in its many different facets (Muelle de Alfonso XII, Cartagena).
Visit Torrevieja on the coast for an authentic fishing port with some great seafood restaurants close to the harbour area and some lovely little streets that lend themselves to a post-prandial stroll.
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