Known as Europes Orchard, the city of Murcia is one of the most popular on the Costa Blanca and only 16 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. It has one of the highest concentrations of health spas, with a number of mud baths and hot springs close by.
A hidden gem with Moroccan and Spanish influences
The old fortification walls are still visible from when Murcia was first under Moorish rule, and the castle is visible from any part of the city. Visitors can appreciate the baroque architecture of Murcias numerous churches, take a walk along the walls or the botanical garden, and sample the Mediterranean diet at a cosy local restaurant.
Murcia enjoys over 300 days - more than 3,000 hours - of sunshine every year. Its a popular choice among British expats as well as tourists, and youll see a number of familiar stores and supermarkets around.
Top 5 Murcia activities
The more relaxed pace in Murcia is perfect for chilling out on holiday - yet the areas got plenty to keep thrill-seekers entertained. Pick the adventure that suits you:
- Get competitive on the La Manga go-karting circuit
- See a show at the recently refurbished Teatro Romea
- Take the kids to Aqua Natura water park
- Walk among the pine trees in Sierra Espuna
- Book a gentle boat trip on a waterbus
Top 5 Murcia local culture
Murcia has a different atmosphere to many other Spanish cities, and youll have a unique holiday whenever you visit. Here are our top tips for truly enjoying the area:
- Try some of the regions famous fruits and vegetables
- Cover yourself in therapeutic mud at Lo Pagan
- Explore the nearby caves on a guided tour
- View the sculptures at the famous Salzillo Museum
- Visit the gothic and baroque Cathedral de Santa Maria