Things to see and do - Murcia
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Avda Alfonso X El Sabio 1
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..
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..
Museums and art
Pl. de San Agustín - entrée calle Dr-Jesús-Quesada-Sanz 3
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..
Museums and art
Calle Obispo Frutos 12
Although relatively small in size, the collection of this museum includes some fine works. On the ground floor is the Juan de Vitoria reredos (16C) depicting the Crucifixion and the martyrdom of St James. The first floor is dedicated to the 17C and h..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
The pedestrian street Calle Trapería is one of the liveliest and most pleasant in the city. It connects the Plaza Santo Domingo and the cathedral. Just at the start of the street, at the corner of Plaza Santo Domingo and leading to the convent of the..