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A beautiful profusion of styles

A beautiful profusion of styles

> Gothic, renaissance and baroque. Murcia Cathedral brings together a variety of architectural styles in a uniquely beautiful building that will undoubtedly linger in your memory. Its construction started at the end of the 14th century upon the remains of an old mosque and was completed in 1754. A real ...

A bird's-eye view

A bird's-eye view

> Enjoy a whole new outlook on Cartagena with a ride in the Cartagena Port of Cultures panoramic lift. This 45-metre glass elevator offers unique views of the city and will take you up to the roof-top terrace of the Conception Castle, today¿s History of Cartagena Interpretation Centre. A real bird¿s-eye

A geological paradise

A geological paradise

> Discover the charms of the protected ¿Cuatro Calas¿ or ¿Four Coves¿ area, one of the most unusual volcanic outcrops in the Region of Murcia. The coves in question are La Higuerica, La Carolina and Los Cocedores. In the latter there are a number of small stone dykes, built to cook esparto grass, the ...

A healthy day indeed

A healthy day indeed

> It is always the right time to pamper yourself a little at one of the Region of Murcia¿s balneothermal centres or spas, which are open to day visitors as well as to residents and guests. The short distances here mean that there is never far to travel. Whether it is winter or summer, whether you have ...

A journey through railway history

A journey through railway history

> Discover the history of the railway line that linked Lorca with Baza and Águilas in the Águilas Railway Museum, located in the basement of the town¿s former railway station building, which used to be used by the English "Great Southern of Spain Railway" company as its archive and safe. The large working ...

A journey through the arts

A journey through the arts

> Murcia¿s Museum of Fine Art (MUBAM) houses a superb collection of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the 16th to 19th centuries, including works not just from Murcia but from the whole of Spain and overseas. The city¿s other major museums include the Archaeological Museum, with its comprehensive ...

A land of legend

A land of legend

> If you like love stories, don¿t miss the Salto de la Novia or Bride¿s Jump. According to legend, a lovelorn Christian noblewoman threw herself off the rocks at this beautiful spot when the love of her life, a Castilian officer, was killed in battle by the Moorish troops who were trying to conquer Ulea.

A little bit fishy

A little bit fishy

> In the port of Mazarrón you can visit the remains of a real Roman salting factory and find out how the famous Roman fish sauce known as ¿Garum¿ used to be made. In the Late Roman period, Mazarrón was home to one of the major manufacturing centres of salted goods and fish products.

A little island with a lot of history

A little island with a lot of history

> Inhabited by Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, the Isla del Fraile or Friar¿s Island, so called because it is shaped like Franciscan monk¿s hood, lies just two miles from Aguilas in the Bahía del Hornillo and has a long and interesting history. The island is surrounded by a Roman wall from the 4th century ...

A room for the night

A room for the night

> Enjoy the country flavour of the region¿s rural inns, hotels, campsites, apartments, bungalows, wood cabins and renovated country homes, many of which have been awarded the Q for Quality seal of approval. All are well appointed and can arrange excursions, environmental and gastronomic routes and sports

A sanctuary in the rocks

A sanctuary in the rocks

> For centuries, a natural cavern carved out by the River Segura 5km from the town of Calasparra has been home to the Virgen de la Esperanza or Our Lady of Hope. According to legend, the small religious image was found inside the cave by a shepherd seeking refuge. When the religious authorities from Calasparra ...

A stage by the sea

A stage by the sea

> Located on the coast of the Mar Menor, San Javier is one of the region¿s top summer music, theatre and dance venues. During the months of June, July and August, this seaside town plays host to a series of internationally renowned cultural events including the San Javier Jazz Festival, the Pecata Minuta ...

A star-lit bath

A star-lit bath

> Have you ever experienced a thermal bath under the night sky? Although it may seem like something out of a film, in the Region of Murcia you can do just that. On a summer¿s evening you can bathe under the stars at the region¿s thermal spas. You can also enjoy this uniquely relaxing experience on a winter¿s ...

A turn-of-the-century spa

A turn-of-the-century spa

> Experience the curative properties of thermal waters at the La Encarnación Spa Hotel on the shores of the Mar Menor in Los Alcázares. Built in 1904 and open only in summer, the building retains the characteristic idiosyncrasies of the early 20th century. The speciality here is saltwater bathing, with ...

Amid holm oak copses and country estates

Amid holm oak copses and country estates

> Discover one of the Murcia Region¿s least known unspoilt areas of countryside, the Cabezo de la Jara, located about 7km from Puerto Lumbreras. Along the way, you will come across copses of holm oak and rambling country estates and may be lucky enough to spot a Moorish tortoise or birds of prey such ...

Amongst dolphins

Amongst dolphins

> Have you ever seen cetaceans at sea? There are few better places than the Bay of Mazarrón. Why not head off for a day, a weekend or week aboard a fully-refurbished 20-metre Turkish gulet? As well as enjoying some time sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean, you¿ll have the opportunity to spot ...

An artist of world renown

An artist of world renown

> Marvel at the expressiveness and realism of Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo¿s carvings. His works are considered the high point of sculpture in wood and, through their religious imagery, are capable of expressing the most profound emotions of the human soul. Salzillo had a gift for interpreting ...

An open-air museum

An open-air museum

> Walking through the town of Ceutí is like being in an open-air museum. Its streets, squares and walls boast numerous sculptures and paintings by renowned artists. Especially interesting is CeutÍmagina, a cultural centre in which exhibitions from some of Europe¿s most important museums are held. At the ...

Archaeology at the Fortress of the Sun

Archaeology at the Fortress of the Sun

> In Lorca, Workshop of Time's Fortress of the Sun you can share the excitement of archaeology with the professionals who work at the castle. Trough this permanent exhibition, you can find out what kind of things they are looking for, how they work and how history is revealed every day.

Are you interested in astronomy?

Are you interested in astronomy?

> If you are interested in the world of stars and planets, you are sure to enjoy the Cabezo de la Jara Astronomical Observatory. Located near the Puerto Lumbreras youth hostel in the area known as Cabezo de la Jara, the domed observatory is open to the public and boasts scientific instrumentation and ...

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