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Murcia a city located in the South East of Spain. It is in the top ten of the largest cities in Spain. The population of Murcia is approximately five hundred thousand, and the population of the metropolitan section is about six hundred and fifty thousand. The city is situated on the Segura River, which is within the South East of the Iberian Peninsula. This area has a mild climate with hot summers and tepid winters.

Murcia lies about twenty eight miles (45km) from Murcia-San Javier Airport. The airport lies close to Mar Menor, near the towns of San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera. Alicante airport is about forty three miles (70 km) from Murcia. There are also plans for a new International airport in the Region de Murcia, and be used mostly by low-budget airlines. The railway station at Murcia is named Murcia del Carmen, and is situated in the area of the same name. There are some long-distance rail links from Murcia city to Madrid, via Albacete and Valencia, and as far as Montpellier, in France. Murcia is a Mediterranean bathed region in Spain. The region is not only famous for it's attractive beaches, but also for many of it's natural beauties still to be explored. It is Murcia's natural charm, that makes it stand out from the other regions in Spain.

Places of Interest:

Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena is located in Murcia city dates back to the thirteen hundreds, the tower was completed in the late eighteenth century.The cathedral is located in the Cardenal Belluga Square. The cathedral is a masterpiece from the Spanish Barroque period. The Episcopal Palace is also situated in the square. Murcia is the perfect city for waking around and everything worth seeing is within walking distance around the city. The Paseo del Malecón is close to the River Segura, is also a very pleasurable walk out of Murcia. There are many museums in Murcia, such as the City museum, the Science museum,The Bellas Artes Museum, the Cathedral museum, the Religious Art museum the Archeological museum, Salzillo museum, and the Bullfighting museum.

Murcia's coast has more than two hundred beaches, and lies between two bodies of water, the Menor sea and the Mediterranean Sea. There is a large selection of High street brands and Spanish shops in Categena. There is also a retail park and three electrical stores. There are also restaurants sport shops located there. There is an indoor shopping mall called Nueva Condiminium Centre, which has more than two hundred and fifty shops in two levels. They have a large range of UK and Spanish stores including Primark, Mango and H&M. There are also restaurants and cafes, bars situated there.

Boat Trips:

The Charter Muffy has all the year round day cruises available. Also angling, boat charter, and diving trips. Enjoy a peaceful day enjoying a visit to many small islands and beaches. Cartegena Port Catamaran Cruise: The Catamaran cruise has daily cruises available leaving from the Quayside and lasts about sixty minutes. On the cruise you can enjoy the fantastic view of the hilltop castle and ancient fort. Mar Menor Ferry: The Mar Menor ferry leaves from Santiago De Ribera and travels to La Manga Puerto. The first trip leaves at 10 a.m.and then every two hours. The harbour at La Manga Puerto has a large choice of restaurants and bars, for lunch or a drink. Also you can explore La Manga by taking a train or bus to see the sights.

Cathedrals: Cathedral De Santa Maria:

The cathedral is situated at the plaza del Cardinal Belluga, and has different entrance doors. The main entrance is named puerta del perdon, and the North door is portada de las cadenas. The portada de los apostoles leads to the Capilla Mayor, which is decorated with gold. The museum is located inside the cathedral, and well worth seeing while you are on the tour. The Cathedral de Santa Maria was built in the fifteenth century, and is the most impressive building in Murcia.

Countryside:

The countryside of Murcia has very much to offer the visitor. Many tourists have visited the area, but there is not enough tourist information on this beautiful part of Spain. Calblanque is a very attractive stretch of mountains and well worth a visit. The coast line of Costa Calida, located in the region of Murcia has been preserved as a natural park. This area is a perfect place for nature lovers with it's mountain walks, wildlife, flowers and beaches. Balnearo Archena leafy green area, surrounded by a wild landscape. It is located approximately two kilometres (3.2 miles) from Archena, near Murcia City. Balnearro Archena has many attractions including it's most popular thermal baths, with high temperatures of more than fifty degrees. The Tomas Maestre marina is the biggest in the Murcia region. It lies to the North of La Manga Strip in Mar Menor. The Marina has a several international restaurants, including Greek, Italian and Asian amongst others. The flat stretch of walkways and Promenades, makes it easy access for the disabled and the elderly. The festivals in Murcia are extremely popular and in every month of the year, there is some kind of festival being held.

 

 

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Murcia Festivals:

La Fiesta de la Cuadrillas is a festival that occurs in the month of January. It celebrates the culture of today and also the music of Murcia. There are a number of festivals in the month of February, including a tradition that dates back two hundred years.Many local people dress up in masks and colourful costumes. During March Las Incursiones Berberiscas 3 day festival occurs, which takes place in Los Alcazares.

At Mar Menor, there are many entertaining performances relating to dance and music and also has a medieval market. The town of Lorca hosts one of the most famous religeous festivals during the month of April. The festival includes several processions, which are very colourful and shows visitors Murcia's religeous traditions. In the month of May, they celebrate Fiestas de Primavera, when the city of Murcia is full of flower made crosses for Dia de la Cruz.

Wine Cheese:

Murcia wine cheese is a special cheese made from goats milk in the Murcia region of Spain. This special cheese is made from the milk (unpasteurized) of registered herds, bred in Murcia. The goats are milked every day and after the filtration, the milk is warmed to around thirty degrees Celcius. It is the curdled with an authorised agent. The cheese tastes very creamy and a bit salty, and is very popular with the local residents. The Cheese is white in colour and the texture has a sense of elastic, and the red wine used in the making, changes the colour to a shade of purple. Like a lot of cheeses from Spain, this cheese is normally eaten as part of a main meal with nuts and fruits, or on it's own just as a snack with wine.