Murcia has stumbled upon an enviable formula for a great city. There is history to be uncovered along every street, and gorgeous buildings at every turn. There’s a wonderfully warm climate, a preoccupation with food that has given birth to numerous excellent restaurants, and just enough hustle, bustle and buzz to remind you that yes, you are in a city. But, crucially, Murcia also knows how to relax, and it does so in style. This means that Murcia city breaks are a lesson in laid-back living.
Visitors will appreciate all the comforts of a well-developed urban area, but you’ll also have a magnificent coastal corner of Spain on your doorstep – beach-side ambience that rubs off on the city’s vibe. The overall result is a quietly captivating city that cries out to be explored at a leisurely pace. There’s more than enough going on to satisfy those who want to pack lots into their trip, but city breaks to Murcia are best enjoyed one step at a time. Explore at leisure, soak up all it has to offer, and ensure you allow time to thoroughly investigate the city’s fondness for desserts and sweet treats. Murcia really does know what it’s doing.
Real Casino de Murcia
This gloriously grandiose mid-19th-century building is a wonderful mix of architectural styles, and holds plenty of history and fascinating stories within its many opulent rooms.
Catedral de Santa Maria
Murcia Cathedral is a striking and beautiful landmark at the heart of the city, both geographically and symbolically. An essential stop on any visit to Murcia.
This large public garden is perfect for a romantic stroll at any time. Its tall, winding trees and exotic flora are plucked straight from a fairy tale.