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Murcia

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Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah (Arabic: مرسية) and nowadays is mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe's orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.
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Popular things to do in Murcia

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Art Museum
Real Casino de Murcia
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Cathedral de Santa Maria
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Landmark
Plaza Cardenal Belluga
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
Plaza de las Flores
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Murcia

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Water Park
Aquopolis Torrevieja Torrevieja
2.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Beach
La Mata Beach Torrevieja
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Del Teatro Romano Cartagena
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Las Salinas de Torrevieja Torrevieja
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Murcia

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Religious Site
Santuario Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Castillo de la Asomada
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Episcopal Palace of Murcia
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Murcia

Landmark
Plaza Julian Romea
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Santa Clara Monastery & Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Teatro Circo Murcia
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Capilla de los velez
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Murcia

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Zoo
Terra Natura Murcia
2.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Centro Comercial Thader
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Aquarium
Acuario de la Universidad de Murcia
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Murcia

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Art Museum
Museo Salzillo
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Murcia Archaeological Museum (MAM)
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Gaya
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo de la Ciudad de Murcia
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Places to visit with Murcia

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