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From Murcia Bartolome Panos Perez, you’re around a 30-minute drive from the city of Murcia. The capital of the region bearing the same name offers a wealth of sightseeing, shopping and cultural pursuits.
Murcia Cathedral, built between the years of 1394 and 1465, is a must-see. The Gothic structure has undergone a number of renovations and changes over the years – evident through its delightful Renaissance, baroque and neoclassical flourishes.
The attractions don’t end there. The Salzillo Museum is another must-visit, offering a collection of life-sized polychrome figures carved by Francisco Salzillo – an 18th century sculptor. The figures are used for the city’s flamboyant Easter processions.
Another must-see is the Casino – an impressive building dating back to 1847, featuring an elegant library, Moorish patio and spectacular neo-baroque ballroom.
Round off your tour with a few hours at the Convent Church of Santa Ana. Not only is it worth visiting for its architecture but the freshly baked cakes, sold by the Sisters of the Enclosed Order.
As the sun sets, the city comes to life. Murcia has a small but vibrant nightlife, buzzing with bars, clubs and restaurants – mainly clustered around the University quarter and old town.
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The Murcia region is a stunning part of Spain. With its extensive coastline, medieval towns and array of historic monuments, it has much to offer. Having your own car allows you to see the best of it at your leisure.
Drive southeast for just under 30 minutes to reach the coastal city of Cartagena. Here you’ll discover a wealth of museums, historic buildings and churches, as well as numerous archaeological sites. The charming old town presents a maze of narrow streets, while the waterfront is packed with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Sierra de la Pila
Head north via the A-30 and around 90 minutes later you’ll arrive in Sierra de la Pila. This stunningly beautiful conservation area and regional park is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Spanish city life for a day, this is the ideal place to do so. Head off on one of the area’s numerous hiking and waking trails and keep your eyes peeled for hawks, wild cats and eagles.
There are numerous beach resorts in the Murcia region, but Aguilas – with its 34km stretch of coastline – is a real hot spot. Just over an hour’s drive from Murcia Bartolome Panos Perez, it’s ideal for scuba diving. If you want a break from sunbathing, the old town provides a pleasant distraction. Explore its many shops and restaurants, plus the fortress of San Juan de Aguilas.
With a hire car, the city of Murcia and spectacular Spanish countryside is yours to discover.