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Guide to Murcia City

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MURCIA

Murcia is one of the smaller regions of Spain. However, it has been said that within it’s boundaries it encapsulates all that is Spain.
The Region of Murcia has miles of sandy beaches – the Costa Calida ( Warm Coast ) – rugged mountains and lakes – fertile plains capable of growing pretty much anything from salad vegetables to cotton and rice, oranges and lemons to grapes and apricots. Murcia has all of this as well as the healthiest climate in Europe (according to the World Health Organisation) with more than 320 days of sunshine per year.

Murcia – It’s a secret – Ssh – don’t tell anyone !

Considering the wealth of tourist “opportunities” in the Region of Murcia, it almost seems that the Region would like to keep them secret. More often than not, areas of tourist interest are found by accident.

What makes the region of Murcia so special? – How long have you got!

The fabulous fiestas, wonderful food, fabulous scenery, excellent beaches and warmth of the local people all go together to make this an exceptional region of Spain.

Murcia – A little recent history

For years the region of Murcia did not have the easy access of the other regions. However, in recent years the Region of Murcia has gained grants from the EU which have been wisely spent on a system of new roads. Also in the past few years Murcia airport (San Javi

Murcia is one of the smaller regions of Spain. However, it has been said that within its boundaries it encapsulates all that is Spain. The Region of Murcia has miles of sandy beaches – the Costa Calida (Warm Coast) – rugged mountains and lakes – fertile plains capable of growing pretty much anything from salad vegetables to cotton and rice, oranges and lemons to grapes and apricots. Murcia has all of this as well as the healthiest climate in Europe (according to the World Health Organization) with more than 320 days of sunshine per year.

Murcia – It’s a secret – Ssh – don’t tell anyone!

Considering the wealth of tourist “opportunities” in the Region of Murcia, it almost seems that the Region would like to keep them secret. More often than not, areas of tourist interest are found by accident.

What makes the region of Murcia so special? – How long have you got!

The fabulous fiestas, wonderful food, fabulous scenery, excellent beaches and warmth of the local people all go together to make this an exceptional region of Spain.

Murcia – A little recent history

For years the region of Murcia did not have the easy access of the other regions. However, in recent years the Region of Murcia has gained grants from the EU which have been wisely spent on a system of new roads. Also in the past few years Murcia airport (San Javier) has become increasingly popular with low cost airlines from the UK. Murcia has looked at the Costa del Sol to the South and the southern Costa Blanca to the North and has learned much from the overbuilding in those areas. Murcia therefore, has very strict planning laws that are aimed at protecting the beauty of the region and it has established several natural parks.

Yes there is development here, but the majority of this is on World class golf resorts and also beach front property on the La Manga Strip. Apart from the La Manga Strip, No High-Rise properties are allowed and parks and green areas have to be left within developments. Murcia is a region that is growing – fast, but remains a challenge to explore.

The city of Murcia is situated in the South East of the Iberian Peninsula. It’s the capital of the Autonomous Community of the same name that, with an area of 11,317 km2, is, the largest autonomous community of only one province in Spain. The metropolitan area of Murcia spreads over 881 km2 and it is made up of the capital city and 54 towns and villages. It consists the urban quarters, including the downtown centre of 3 km. in diameter, its old quarters of 1.5 km. in diameter, and the 54 administrative districts of the Murcia City government, which encompass half of the population in the municipality.

Geographically it’s divided into two very different areas: the Huerta, which spreads along the banks of the river Segura and the countryside, dry land situated to the Northwest, Northeast and South of the region. The average height above the sea level is about 43 meters.

Murcia is an open and dynamic city with a privileged situation in the Mediterranean, making it very attractive for congresses and cultural activities.

According to census figures from the first of January 2007, Murcia and its nearby towns had a total of 424.452 inhabitants, placing it in the group of the seven most populated cities in Spain. Of this population, 45% live in the city.

Situated in the meridian border of the Temperate Zone, it enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate, as its proximity to the sea acts as a thermal cushion. The average annual temperatures in Murcia stay around 18 ºC. The winters are mild with an average in January of 10.2 ºC and the summers are very hot with an average of 25.7 ºC. The rains are scarce and irregular, as are cloudy days, as there are more than 2800 hours of sun annually. The constant good weather is a reason for many to visit us at any time of the year.

The city also boasts museums, theatres, tram, casino as well as football stadium and great transport links to the rest of Spain.

er) has become increasingly popular with low cost airlines from the UK. Murcia has looked at the Costa del Sol to the South and the southern Costa Blanca to the North and has learned much from the overbuilding in those areas. Murcia therefore, has very strict planning laws that are aimed at protecting the beauty of the region and it has established several natural parks.

Yes there is development here, but the majority of this is on World class golf resorts and also beach front property on the La Manga Strip. Apart from the La Manga Strip, No High-Rise properties are allowed and parks and green areas have to be left within developments. Murcia is a region that is growing – fast, but remains a challenge to explore.