The region of Murcia is an autonomous region of Spain.
Murcia region is located in the south east of Spain on the Mediterranean coast.
You find the region between the well-known province of Valencia and Andalusia.
Both last region are very popular destination for tourist from over all West and North Europe because of the excellent climate..
Andalusia is the region of the province of Almeria and Granada.
The Murcia region is rather more authentic.
The city of Murcia is the capital of the region. In the capital is located the seat of the government organs.
The autonomous region is divided into municipalities.
The highest mountain of Murcia region is “Los Obispos” with 2.015 meters.
The Murcia is a warm region and suitable for agriculture.
The products of Murcia region are first of all fruits , flowers and vegetables for Spain and Europe.
Furthermore the Olive oil of the region and high quality wine are very good in Murcia.
The problem is the demand of water. Not only for the agriculture but also for the booming tourist development.
The Murcia region with the Mar Menor and Cartagena became more and more popular.
The all region is full of old history. A history of agriculture, commerce and different cultures.
The Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Muslims and later on the Christians.
Cartagena was know for his Roman colony. The roman Theater is recently restored.
In Cartagena there is still a large naval base.
The inland of Murcia is unspoiled. You can visit several town and villages which have preserve their medieval character. But the major touristic attraction are not the old city’s but the Mediterranean coast.
We love the Mar Menor , the salt water lagoon nearby the sea. And the nearby La Manga , loved for the great possibilities of nautical sports.
Others prefer the Costa Calida. The Costa Calida of warm coast with the golden beaches of fine sand.
Murcia city is the capital of the region.
Murcia offers a lot of facilities and services of a large city. Murcia is the 7 largest city of Spain. In the city is a large university with more than 30 000 students. So the city had the vibes of the typical university city, full of young people. With trendy shops, bars and restaurants.
Murcia is famous for his cathedral, the many parks and gardens.
Lorca is a large town at the foot of a hill. On the hill stands the famous castle of Lorca. At this point you have a splendid look on the medieval town.
The Murcia gastronomy is of course a Mediterranean cuisine. Typical are the fish and excellent seafood on the coast. Inland the kitchen is more typical. Also stews, roasted meats, rice and salads are on the menu.
Typical cooking includes stews, salads, roasted meat, rice, and of course great sea-food along the coast. Murcia also produces wine of high quality.
Murcia region guided tours in English
The Murcia region tourism department organist different guided tours .
The first tour is to “Torre Pachecho”. The participants visit the windmill and the museum.. In april there is also a wind mill fiesta.
Another tour take you to Alhama de Murcia .You will visit the town center with San Lazaro church, Plaza Vieja, El Posito, Los Martires garden, the town hall and the Roman Baths.
A guided tour will take you to San Pedro del Pinitar , to discover the life in the world of salt.
The tour is a walk trough the salt lakes and the pine forest of El Coterillo.
It is a tour for nature lovers and observers of the bird life.
One of the tours is a boat crossing of the mar Menor. The tour leaves from the port in La Manga and will dock in Santiago de La ribera. This tour is planned mid June. During the boat trip you ill learn about the history and the development and the evolution of the Mar Menor.
The last guided tour in English will be to Aguillas, to visit the carnival and the railway monuments, the Plaza de Espana, the local church and the Roman baths. This tour is the 25 June.
All the tours are free . Information and registration by the regional tourism office.