Murcia is a university City and the capital of the Region. With Colin’s birthday looming visiting Murcia would give us a great opportunity to get some presents as well as look around.
There was limited choices of where we could stay around Murcia. We had the choice of 2 Aires or wild camping in Ikea car park which didn’t sound very appealing.
We chose an Aire that was 10 km and situated between lemon groves. There was lemons everywhere and the owner gave away the free windfall lemons everyday.
The designated cycle path right next to the Aire meant we could easily cycle into Murcia.
We cycled past the Plaza de Toros which is the bullring and also holds concerts.
We then headed over to the Plaza de Belluga which is home to some really stunning buildings including the Cathedral.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary is catholic and is the only cathedral still in use in the Roman Catholic Diocese.
It took nearly 300 years to build and you can certainly see different styles in the architecture including the Baroque façade and Gothic twists.
The plaza is also the home of the Episcopal Palace which has the most magnificent façade.
The old part of the City has many tourist sites and we could have easily spent a further couple of days to see everything the city had to offer.
The plazas are all very pretty with statues & waterfalls.
We spent two days in total looking around this lovely city. On day 2 we caught the bus in so that we could look around the extensive shops and buy Colin some birthday presents. We could have definitely spent longer, there is plenty to see and its definitely worth a visit.