Murcia is the seventh largest city in Spain and is the capital of the region of Murcia. It has a strong vibrancy because of its university, and Murcia has perhaps one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Spain. The city is of Arabic origin, although nowadays the Arabic influence can only be found in the old city centre.
Beating heart of city life
Banks, cafes, ice cream parlours, traditional shops and department stores. All of these can be found in the Calle de la Trapería. Don't forget the Casino, where you should definitely visit the ballroom, the library and the boudoir. Calle de La Trapería runs to the cathedral. The cathedral has a magnificent façade made of limestone and marble, and it offers a wonderful view over the Plaza de Belluga and the Capilla de los Véez. Would you like an even better view? Then you should visit the cathedral’s bell tower, which is the highest bell tower in Spain. Climb the 18 inclining ramps and 200 steps to enjoy a magnificent view of the city and its environs.
Walk through the city centre
A short walk along the river bank will bring you to one of the most popular city squares of Murcia: Plaza de la Glorieta. The town hall of Murcia is located on this square. A little further on, you will see the Bishop's Palace and the Palacio de los Fontes, one of the most visited sights of the city. It may not be a world city or a tourist spot, but Murcia is a city where it is simply pleasant to stay.