Hugging the Mediterranean Sea in Spain’s south-east, the Province of Murcia is one of Europe’s largest producers of fruits and vegetables. It centres around the capital of Murcia and is home to the historic port of Cartagena, which has been inhabited for over two millennia. The Province of Murcia’s coastline is fringed by beautiful beaches and the ecologically important Mar Menor saltwater lagoon.
Things to do in Murcia
From the cultural riches of Murcia and Cartagena to the world-renowned golf courses of the Costa Calida, the Province of Murcia offers something for everyone.
Sightsee in Murcia. Serving as the regional capital, Murcia is a lively university city renowned for its architecturally diverse cathedral. Admire the elaborate, red facade of the 18th-century Palacio Episcopal and take a step back in time at the Museo Arqueológico de Murcia or browse the impressive collection of artwork on display at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia.
Discover the region’s castles. The Province of Murcia is dotted with castles and fortifications that reflect its once strategically important position between Christian Castile and Muslim Andalusia. Visit the hilltop Castle of Jumilla and soak up stunning views from Castillo de los Vélez before exploring the historical displays in Cartagena’s Concepcion Castle.
Relax on the Costa Calida. Stretching from El Mojon to Aguilas, Costa Calida is a sun-drenched coastal region on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s dotted with sandy beaches, such as family-friendly Playa Mistral and wild Playa de Calblanque. Dominating the coastline is Mar Menor, which is the largest natural lake in Spain. Golfers can take advantage of the region’s outstanding courses, including Las Colinas and Mar Menor.
Getting around Murcia
Región de Murcia International Airport is the main aviation gateway to the province and has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Trains connect to the Murcia railway station from cities throughout Spain while buses are the main means of accessing smaller towns and villages. Renting a car is the most convenient way of exploring the Province of Murcia.