If you're looking for a fun, easy-going Spanish destination without the mass tourism that so often inundates Spain's cities, then Murcia may just be calling your name.
Founded in the early 9th century by emir Abd-al-Rahman II of the Córdoba caliphate, the trajectory of Murcia's history is every bit as long and colorful as other more famous Spanish cities across southern Spain. Its vast array of architecture attests to that fact, with buildings - such as the Gothic Santa María Cathedral - dating as far back as 14th century. The 18th century, bestowed the city with the vast array of beautiful Baroque buildings that characterize Murcia's cityscape. If you have time - that is, after seeing Murcia's churches, palaces and resplendent 19th cenury casino - to venture into the outskirts, definitely check out the 11th-century Castillo de Monteagudo, an Arabic castle visible from practically everywhere in Murcia, and the imposing 18th century Monasterio de los Jerónimos, a National Historic Monument considered Murcia's answer to Madrid's El Escorial.
With over 300 days of sun each year and numerous pedestrian-only parts of town, Murcia is a city meant to be strolled. For a bite to eat or a beverage to sip, do like the locals and head to the pedestrianized Plaza Romea, Plaza Santo Domingo and Calle de la Trapería, where terrace cafés and atmospheric bars abound. Then head down to the river banks for a leisurely walk along the Paseo del Malecón, which runs alongside the Segura River and links the Old Quarter with the surrounding countryside.
Want to learn more? Get all sorts of interesting tidbits and practical information about Murcia in our handy Murcia Guide
Spanish School in Murcia
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