Travelling Around Murcia Spain

The Autonomous Province of​ Murcia in​ Spain is​ easily found on​ the​ map because it​ touches borderlines with Alicante on​ the​ Costa Blanca passing through Torrevieja and you​ will know that you​ are in​ the​ region of​ Murcia because you​ will be surprised by the​ beautiful scenery of​ the​ salt swamps at​ San Pedro del Pinatar. Its capital city has the​ same name as​ the​ province and within its boundaries,​ it​ has a​ sea or​ lagoon called the​ Mar Menor ( or​ small sea) separated from the​ Mediterranean by the​ so called Manga,​ a​ sandy stretch of​ land which looks like a​ sleeve ( literal translation of​ the​ Spanish word manga). it​ then curves around a​ peak and the​ all so important city of​ Cartagena comes into view and lastly,​ when you​ are almost leaving this province you​ have a​ fantastic beach resort area and city called Aguilas. This Spanish region has got very hot summers,​ many a​ day reaching temperatures as​ high as​ 40 degrees and the​ winters are mild and short. it​ is​ usually described as​ having a​ very arid landscape on​ the​ inlands but has managed to​ be known to​ have fertile land for growing vegetables and legumes.

There is​ evidence that Mursiya,​ as​ it​ was called when it​ was an​ Islamic city,​ dates back to​ 831 AD when it​ was founded by Abderraman II. it​ had suffered and had lost a​ lot of​ prestige,​ but made a​ come back with the​ arab domain,​ becoming the​ capital in​ the​ basin of​ the​ Segura River.

Let’s get to​ Murcia and then we’ll see

Either a​ quick flight into the​ airport of​ San Javier which is​ about a​ 30 minutes drive from the​ city of​ Murcia right near the​ Manga in​ the​ Mar menor or​ flying into the​ Alicante airport of​ the​ Altet,​ about a​ 40 minutes drive to​ the​ city,​ your hotel will be awaiting you. as​ every visit requires,​ we will soak up some architecture and culture before delving into the​ modern day happening,​ nightlife and good food.

The Cathedral,​ dating back between the​ 14th and the​ 18th century is​ a​ potpourri of​ more than five centuries of​ different styles of​ architecture; the​ Baroque carved art on​ the​ front door of​ Pardon,​ the​ Gothic Chapel of​ Velez,​ the​ Renaissance Chapel called Junteron and the​ emblematic Tower measuring 96 metres tall with 25 bells.

The Sanctuary of​ Fuensanta ( the​ good saint ) from the​ 18th century found on​ the​ outskirts,​ is​ the​ patron saint of​ Murcia. the​ slender figure of​ this saint is​ carried around in​ a​ procession from the​ sanctuary to​ the​ cathedral among a​ very devote crowd at​ Easter and during the​ Murcia festival in​ summer.

The Museum of​ Science and Water is​ an​ interactive one installed together with the​ Segura River and has been developed around the​ idea of​ water,​ an​ important and vital element in​ our everyday lives. There is​ a​ kids’ planetarium,​ the​ Science Square where experiments are demonstrated,​ modules of​ perception,​ temporary exhibitions and thematic shows.

Party time and good food in​ Murcia

There are two great festivities which have been declared of​ national touristic interest so that your visit to​ Murcia could be greatly highlighted,​ During Easter week with the​ processions and Easter Sunday,​ and the​ Spring festivals. in​ the​ summer there are all kinds of​ music festivals and this year 2018,​ the​ XI edition of​ the​ Sea of​ Music festival will be held from July 1st to​ the​ 23rd in​ Cartagena.

There are two special countries which will be present,​ Turkey on​ July 15th with Mercan Dede and othrs and Brazil with special artists like Chico Cesar and Ray Lema on​ the​ 16th. But if​ you​ miss it​ this year,​ you​ know that it​ is​ held every year!

The Murcia region has one of​ the​ best irrigated lands for cultivating vegetables and legumes. This can be tasted if​ trying kale slowly fried in​ olive oil,​ rice with kidney beans,​ spinach and chick pea stew and the​ most popular of​ all – meat pie. Having the​ sea nearby,​ they also make good use of​ the​ angler or​ sea bass as​ well as​ exquisite prawns and crawfish. to​ accompany such fine cuisine,​ some wine from either Jumilla,​ a​ red wine from Bullas or​ a​ rose from Yecla. And to​ finish off,​ sweets made from fruit.

But do not be lazy and take a​ drive in​ your car rental and head for the​ beaches in​ the​ Manga,​ where incredible luxury hotels and golfing resorts are at​ your full availablitity. or​ further up the​ coast,​ enjoying the​ Costa Blanca of​ Alicante and maybe a​ quick spin to​ Calpe,​ you​ can make your holiday stay to​ Murcia complete.
Travelling Around Murcia Spain Travelling Around Murcia Spain Reviewed by Henda Yesti on September 09, 2018 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.