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The regional capital and University City on the river Segura is around 20 minutes away by car. This vibrant city was founded by the Moors in 825AD and boasts a beautiful Cathedral and University, as well as Botanic Gardens, Museums and other historic buildings around its narrow, streets full of character.

The municipal Casino on Calle Traperia might look like a gentlemanís club from the outside, but itís open to the general public - just ask the commissionaire for a look around and he will gladly oblige.

Shops include El Corte Ingles, (the Spanish equivalent of Selfridges or Fenwickís etc) and numerous designer label shops on the Calles Traperia and Plateria, dozens of great restaurants and a lively nightlife, especially during fiestas and carnivals.

In recent EEC research, the region of Murcia was singled out as the most economically dynamic in Spain and this is being reflected in the rapid development of Murcia as a tourist and cultural destination.

For lovers of nature, the Sierra Espuna National Park is 25-30 minutes drive away. Also nearby on a hillside about 5 miles from Murcia is the ancient Santuario de la Fuensanta, the home of Murciaís patron saint.

Murcia Cathedral by Day

Murcia Cathedral by Night