The key attraction of Murcia, this intricate cathedral dates back to the 14th century. The cathedral is famed for its myriad bell towers, which display a variety of styles from grand Gothic to dramatic Baroque and colourful Rococo designs.
The city of Murcia has a history dating back to 825 AD, and its fusion of Moorish and Iberian architecture still survives today. Murcia Old Town in particular is a vibrant network of softly shaded townhouses and fountain-centred squares. Yet more impressive scenes await you in the centre of Murcia at the Almudi Palace, decorated with bas reliefs that display the might of the city when it was at the forefront of Europe’s wheat and silk trades. Special mention must also go to Real Casino de Murcia. Inspired by the extreme detail of the Alhambra in Granada, its interior is adorned with stone carvings, stained glass windows and shimmering chandeliers.
Activities to enjoy
Terra Natura Zoo offers the perfect way to spend a day. Spread across huge parklands encompassing African and Iberian themed continents, you’ll see more than 300 animals including lions, giraffes, and zebras! The surrounding Murcia region is also a haven for great golf courses, such as at Mosa Trajectum Golf Club.