Founded by Moors in the early 9th century, the southern Spanish city of Murcia has as much history, culture and historic architecture as other more well-known cities throughout Spain. Being off the tourist radar, however, gives the city a genuinely "Spanish" atmosphere, as the bulk of the friendly folks you encounter actually live there and aren't just there visiting.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Murcia is understandably best experienced out and about in the streets. Much of the Old Quarter has been pedestrianized, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike, and the city is packed with sidewalk cafés and even a picturesque promenade that runs alongside the Segura River.
The most atmospheric part of town is, as is the case with most Spanish cities, the Old Quarter. Here you can follow Murcia's history by way of its architecture, with a Gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th century and a vast array of beautiful Baroque buildings, vestiges of Murcia's 18th century Golden Age.
If - after visiting Murcia's churches, palaces, cathedral and spectacular 19th century casino - you have the time, venture into Murcia's outskirts, where you can enjoy the countryside while exploring the Arab Castillo de Monteagudo, an 11th century castle built by Murcia's founding Moors, and the Monasterio de los Jerónimos, a magnificent former monastery that bears a strong resemblance to Madrid's famous El Escorial monastery and palace.
Want to learn more about the beautiful city of Murcia? Have a look at our info-packed Murcia Guide.
Study Spanish in Murcia
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