Murcia

Escape to Murcia: The Region and City
 
 
 
 
With average temperatures around 20º for around 320 days of the year, anyone from a colder, wetter countries can be forgiven for thinking they’ve discovered paradise.  
 
Murcia is an autonomous region in Southern Spain with a population of 1.4 million, known as Europe's orchard, thanks to a long tradition of fruit, vegetable and flower growing. 
 
Around 440,000 people live in the city of Murcia, which was founded in 825 AD by the Emir of Córdoba when it was part of Al-Ándalus, a powerful Muslim caliphate that experienced golden ages that left a profound impression on the territories that became Spain and Portugal. 
 
After eight centuries of Islamic rule, Christian kings and the Catholic church were keen to stamp their identity on the reconquered region - which for Murcia happened under King Ferdinand III of Castile in 1243. In Between 1349 and 1465, the Cathedral of Murcia was built, in a distinctive Castilian Gothic style. Over time, Renaissance and Baroque influences have turned this into a masterpiece of Spanish Baroque architecture. Well worth seeing if you visit Murcia. 
 
The city is a popular destination for tourists, a place of beauty, culture and leisure, with over 11,000 shops - including numerous high-street brands (Zara, H&M, Toys R Us, Ikea and many more), plus two large indoor shopping centres, Thader and Nueva Condomina.  El Corte Inglés is also worth a visit, where you will find most of the world’s leading names in fashion, beauty, homeware and accessories. All under one roof.
 
Murcia is also home to over 1,000 restaurants, cafes and bars, with outdoor seating available in countless places where you can enjoy delicious food and drink from all over the region and the world. You are never far from a plaza, where you can experience the city, people watch and eat and drink for an afternoon or evening. 
 
 
Property in Murcia 
 
Murcia is a beautiful, charming and thriving city, known for its culture, shopping and nightlife. Properties in Murcia are some of the most sought after in the region, with the majority that come on the market tend to be medium to large apartments in and around the city. 
 
For properties in the region of Murcia, we cover those in more detail on other pages of this website and the properties section. 
 

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