Things to see and do - Murcia
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In the middle of a rich huerta, Murcia extends along the banks of the Segura. This university, commercial and industrial town has grown considerably, and avenues and fine promenades now surround its attractive old quarter. Its pedestrianised streets and small squares create a peaceful atmosphere, complemented by a rich architectural heritage, dominated by the cathedral. The region’s most famous son, Francisco Salzillo (1707-83), was the last of the great sculptors of polychrome works in Spain.
Tourist attractions Murcia : Things to see and do
E - 30001 Murcia
The building (14C) is hidden on the exterior by Renaissance and Baroque additions. The façade-retable, an accomplished arrangement typical of the Baroque style, is a harmonious fusion of columns and curved lines. The imposing bell tower was completed..
Avda Alfonso X El Sabio 1 E - Murcia
Founded in the 14C, the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara was built on the ruins of an Almohad palace. The Gothic cloister, surrounding the main pool of the Arab palace, has an Arab portico with three festooned arches. Excavations have revealed traces o..
Pl. de San Agustín - entrée calle Dr-Jesús-Quesada-Sanz 3 E - 30004 Murcia
The museum houses masterpieces by sculptor Salzillo (1707-1783). You will see nativity scenes with countless terracotta figurines: here, the artist illustrates, with a remarkable anecdotal sense, the life of peasants from his day. Note the eight paso..
Plaza San Pedro 5/6 E - 30004 Murcia
Zenit Murcia is centrally located next to Plaza de las Flores, and offers free Wi-Fi. It is 700 metres from Murcia Bus Station, and a 5-minute walk from Murcia Cathedral. All air-conditioned rooms at the Zenit Murcia have wooden floors and a satelli..
Madre de Dios, 4 E - 30004 Murcia
Prix Prices from : 32 €
Hesperia Murcia is located in central Murcia, just 50 metres from the Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The hotel offers a daily buffet breakfast which includes the NH Antiox health options. There is also a..
Alameda de Colón, 9 E - 30002 Murcia
Located a 5-minute walk from Murcia Cathedral and opposite the Floridablanca gardens, Casa Emilio is set in the city's historic centre. It features a 24-hour reception and on-site cafe. Each air-conditioned room comes with free WiFi and a TV. There ..
Andrés Baquero 15 E - 30001 Murcia
This contemporary-style restaurant exudes honesty and dedication everywhere you look. It features a small tapas bar and a pleasant dining room, the latter with two private areas. Traditional, seasonally based cuisine including a selection of seafood,..
urb. Buenavista E - 30120 El Palmar
An unusual yet attractive restaurant occupying a large heather-covered, cabin-style hut. In the sublimely arranged dining room, enjoy creative cuisine that pays great attention to presentation, with pride of place given to appetisers and "mignar..
pl. Cristo del Rescate 8 E - 30003 Murcia
This wine bar with a terrace and modern dining room is a change from the usual decor of Murcia's habitual tapas haunts. As well as tapas, guests can also enjoy the tasting menus on offer here.
Alejandro Séiquer 16 E - 30004 Murcia
This restaurant is run by two partners from Vizcaya, who have brought the best of Basque and Northern Spanish cuisine to the city. Pleasant tapas section with an option of half-raciones, and a classically furnished dining room.
pl. San Juan 7 E - 30003 Murcia
A pleasant surprise, with its impressive display of vegetables on the terrace, tapas bar, and attractive dining rooms in a contemporary yet classic style. Make sure you try the artichokes de la abuela.
Fuensanta 4 E - 30002 Murcia
This restaurant and tapas bar with a modern feel is just a few metres from the cathedral. Contemporary cuisine with an emphasis on impressive textures and interesting combinations of ingredients.