Welcome to MurciaMurcia Flag

Murcia is a Province within South east Spain. Its capital city is also called Murcia. The Province has borders of 5 other Porvinces including Alicante and and Almeria. There are many different activities in which you can get up to in both the city and the rest of the province. 

The population of the Province has increased very like the Province of Alicante over the years. Murcia is one of the most ideal places for foreigners to settle down and also come to visit on holiday. Murcia is the biggest city in the Province with Cartagena being the second largest city with over 200,000 people.

The Province is home to Europes biggest salt water lagoon. It is called the Mar Menor. Along with this the Province has a coastline of over 200 kilometres. This is one of the most picturesque parts of the province. Along the coastline you can expect to find many different water sports and you even have the oppourtunity to participate in them.

The region also has a very rich history. From older times, the area has modernised into the perfect area for people to visit and settle down. Their are many relics throughout the city and province of its history including a Roman theatre in the city. The city is also very connected to the rest of the Province and the surrounding Provinces. It has many bus routes from the centre outwards to the surrounding towns and cities.

 

The city

The city of Murcia has a population of over 450,000 people, a quarter of all the people within the Province. Thoughout the whole of the city there are many beautiful buildings and monuments. The city is the right place for anyone who likes early morning walks or runs or even the late night/evening jogs or cycles. 

The city itself does not have beaches and the closest would be in San Javier, Cartagena or Mar Menor. These are around 50-60 kilometres away. Around the city there're plenty of great buildings including the amazing cathedral, the old jail and the many museums.

 

Cathedral, Museums and Great ArchitectureCathedral

The city of Murcia is one of the most beaautiful cities in the south east of Spain. The architecture of the city is amazing. One of the most beautiful buildings in the city is the main cathedral. The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary commonly known as the Cathedral of Murcia was built in the late 1300's. It was then finished being built in 1467. The bell tower was then added between the early 1500's and the late 1700's and has since became one of the biggest talking points and features of the cathedral. 

In the city, the old jail is another great building. This building was built to house prisoners in a more modern location as the older jails were becoming too crammed and unfit. The jail is beside the main roundabout, the Plaza Circular. It is the centre of the town.

Around the city and the province there're plenty of museums. All are great places for families and to learn. In the city there're many museums. There is a museum of the city, a science museum, an archaeological museum and many more. The science museum is called the Museo de la Ciencia y el Ague which is Spainish for The Museum of Science and Water. The other cities in the province such as Cartagena and Lorca have great museums. 

 

Zoo, Theatre and much more FunCasino

Throughout the city there're many activities for families and friends to go on. There is a Zoo, a theatre, a casino for all the keen gamblers out there and many parks and nature reserves. 

On the outskirts of the city, there is the Terra Natura Murcia. It is a water park as well as a zoo. The zoo has many different species of animals from all over the world. You can find a mixture of African savannah animals, Iberian peninsula animals, a range of birds and much more. Some of the best sights in the zoo include the African Lion, the Spotted Hyena, the Brrown Bear, Iberian Wolf, the Grated Hyena, Leopard, the Lynx and many monkeys such as the Ring-Tailed Lemur and the Lemur Veri.

In the same park as the zoo, there is the Terra Natura water park and the Pony club. The water park is a great place to take families before or after the zoo or even an activity on its own. There're many different slides including ring-float slides and a two person slide. Around the park there'e multiple different pools and a gentle current slow river. You can rent sunbeds in the park and you're always safe with many life guards on duty throughout the day. 

Great places for adults include the theatre and the casino in the city. Throughout the year there're many different shows put on in the theatre. From comedies to musicals, you will always find a great show more suited to your taste. There is sometimes even great shows for kids. So, why not make the theatre a family event. 

In Murcia there're two casinos. Th Real Casino de Murcia and the Gran Casino Murcia. The biggest casion is the Real Casino. Both are located near the Cathedral of Murcia. You can participate in many casino games including slot machines, blackjack, roulette, mahjong and much more. Remember to gamble responsibly and to always come back to Dream Spanish Homes if you win big and would like another home in Spain. 

 

Parks and Nature Reservespark

In the nearby town of Molina de Segura, there is a park called the 'Parque de la Compania'. It is the central park of the town and holds the towns weekly markets within it. It also is the host to many different performances throughout the year and especially during the summer months as it is the home to an open-air auditorium. There is also a wonderful cafe located in the park and is a great place to go on early morning or late night walsk and runs. 

Outside the city and till within the province there're also two nature reserves. One is called the Pargue Regional Sierra de la Pila and the other is called Sierra Espuna. The Parque Regional Sierra de la Pila is a wonderful nature reserve with many different walking and cycling trails. On your travels throughout the reserve you will come across many different plant and animal species including the Perdicera Eagle. A bird commonly known as the Bonelli eagle and is native to this southern psarts of Europe, Africa the Middle East and Asia and is found in more hilly and mountain type areas. 

The Sierra Espuna is a very large part of the Murcia Province with the nature reserve being much smaller. Within the Sierra Espuna you will find many forests, plants and wildlife. It is very much like the Parque Regional Sierra de la Pila and is very hilly. 

here is a beautiful park in the nearby town of Molina de Segura and it is called the Parque de La Compania. There is also two nature reserves near the city. They are called the Parque Regional Sierra de la Pila and the Sierra Espuna.

 

Sports and more Sportsgolf

The people of Spain love their sport, so settling down in spain if you love sport is easy. With much sporting success in the past, sport in the country is continuously on the rise, with many new clubs opening up. The province of Murcia is no different. There have been countless amounts of new golf course poppping up and all are excellent quality courses. Murcia even have their own football team and there is also a tennis club. Basketball is also very popular in this region.

With much of the province being along the Costa Calida, there is also plenty of oppourtunities to take part in water sports. In places such as Cartagena, Mazarron and Aguilas, it is easy to rent out equipment to take yourself out onto the water, or even bring your own equipment. Popular water sports include sailing, diving, kayaking and surfing. 

The Murcia based football club Real Murcia is a very popular football team in the province. Playing in the third Spanish division known as Segunda Division B, which consists of 80 teams divided into four 20 team groups. 

 

ShoppingPopcorn

In Murcia there're plenty of oppourtunities to go shopping. There're multiple shopping outlets and centres. The Nueva Condomina is one of the main shopping centres in the city. It has its own cinema, multiple car parks for cars, buses, motorbikes and multiple disabled spots. Throughout the mall there is a post office, multiple vending machines, bathrooms and a customer service spot. The mall also has many recognisable brands within it. Here is a list of some of the most recognisable brands. There is Adidas, Apple, Burger King, Claires, Disney, Foot Locker, Game, H&M, Haagen-Dazs, Jack & Jones, JD, Levi's, Mango, McDonalds, Pandora, Primark, Pull & Bear, Reebok,  Stradivarius, Tiger, Vans and Zara to name a few.

The other shopping centres have many recognisable brands, many of which are of the same from the list above. Other malls include the La Noria Outlet, Thader Mall, Centro de Artesania de Murcia and Centro Comercial Atalayas.

 

Wine and Dinefood

The city of Murcia is quite large, therefore it comes as no surprise that the city has many bars and restaurants. Many of the great bars and restaurants are within the cities centre. You can find anything from tradional Spanish restaurants to Europena and Mediterranean restaurants. 

One of the best restaurants is the Salzillo restaurant. It is a very 'posh' restaurant and not only does it have a great food menu but its drink menu is also great, with a mix of wines including a great variety of white and reds. You can expect amazing sea food, fish and meat dishes. Other great restauants include El Jardin de los Dragones which is a vegan restaurant and the Pura Cepa.

Around the cty there're many amazing bars. The Closer Cocktail Bar is a great spot for locals and tourists. They offer amazingly designed cocktails to taste the best flavours you can infuse with alcohol. There is an Irish pub which is great to get a taste from home and another great bar is the Paliament Bar, which is a cosy casual cocktail bar. 

 

Important Information

The region has many hospitals, from public, private and university hospitals. There is a total of 3 hospitals in the city of Murcia and some more in the cities of Torrevieja. The cities also have multiple medical centres.  There is also variuos police stations dotted around the cities in the province and some more in more urban and country areas. So you are never far from any type of help.

There is a university of Murcia located in the city and many other uni's located in the Province. There are University's in Cartagena and Torrevieja. The university of Murcia have many campus' and faculty's including a socila work faculty. The area also has many public and private schools.

 

Climate

The area of Murcia experiences a typical Mediterranean climate. Typical the summer months are the hottest months and the winter months of December, January and February are the coolest. The avearage temperature throughout the year is in the late teens/twenties and can drop as low as single figures during the winter months.

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