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The quiet university town of Murcia in the south-east of Spain is an idyllic destination for anyone yearning for a peaceful holiday amongst beautiful surroundings. Located on the Segura River, Murcia is known as Europe’s Orchard for its vast amount of fruit production. The town is framed by orchards, pine trees, and mountain ranges on all sides.
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Built between 1394 and 1465, the Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria is the crown jewel of Murcia’s main square. The cathedral was built by James I the Conqueror, King of Aragorn, over the former Great Mosque of Aljamiá.
While the facade of the church is in keeping with the town’s Baroque aesthetic, the interior has distinctly gothic features. Interestingly enough, the heart and entrails of King Alfonso X the Wise (1221-1284) are actually buried under the main altar! Alfonso had bestowed his remains to the city as proof of his love of Murcia, and to thank the city for its fidelity to him.
Another notable feature of the Murcia Cathedral is its belltower. The tower was constructed between 1521 and 1791, and fitted with 25 bells from the 17th and 18th centuries. At 90 metres tall it is the tallest campanile in Spain!
To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in and around Murcia, divided by price to cater to all budget types.
With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Murcia–San Javier Airport straight to your hotel!
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