The City of Murcia is the Capital of the Province of Murciain Southern Spain.The City itself is home to some 400,000 inhabitants making it the 7th largest City in Spain It is also a University City with a Student Population of 35,000 currently
The City of Murcia was founded by the Arabs in the 1st Century since then it has been a crossroads for many different civilsations and at the core of the Mediterranean as it occupies an important location on the Rio Segura.
The impressive Basilica makes a great starting point for any visit right in the heart of the City. From here you can explore the colorful,lively narrow streets discovering the little Pazas that nestle everywhere. The City is renowned for its Parks,Gardens and green areas. Murcia has an overwhelming array of Museums, Art Galleries, as well as many beautiful historic buildings
Murcia has the largest Out of Town Shopping Complex in the area as it consists of 2 Malls and an Ikea Parking is free in all these Centres Nueva Codiminia is set over two Floors adyacent to the Football Stadium of the same name The Stadium is now a shared facility used by both Real Murcia and UCAM Murcia who both currently play in the Segunda B The Shopping Malls and Stadium are served by an Electric Tram which operates on a loop to the City Centre Theme Parks and University Area and return The Thader Centre is also spread over 2 floors but follows the Mediterranean Outdoor Theme
The City also hosts Terra Natura and Aqua Naturs Them Parks which are a smaller version of the same Parks in Benidorm Terra Natura is divided into 2 Areas African Savannah and the Iberian Peninsula and has over 300 Animals and 50 different species of Trees and Plants Aqua Natura is a Water Park and it has Pools and slides suitable for both Children and Adults as well as a Lazy River
The Iglesia Cathedral de Santa Maria construction started in 1394 and was finished in 1467 it houses the tallest Bell Tower in Spain with 25 Bells
The Murcia City Casino was constructed in 1847 in the Moorish style It boasts a beautiful Library and an enigmatic Powder Room, a magnificent Arab Patio and a Neo Baroque Dance Hall