Essential Murcia Tourism Guide: BEST Things To See and Do

Murcia is a city located on the Costa Calida in Southern Spain. Murcia is also the capital of the province of Murcia which is also the smallest in Spain.

Murcia is an important centre for visitors to the Costa Calida, Costa Almeria and Southern Costa Blanca.

The airport of Murcia is not located in the city itself but in San Javier on the shores of the Mar Menor on the Costa Calida.

Residents and tourists are anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Corvera Airport which will bring many more holiday makers to this part of Southern Spain.

The city of Murcia itself is home to over four hundred thousand people making it the seventh largest city in Spain.

Murcia is also a university town in which over thirty thousand students further their education annually.

Murcia is known for its parks and gardens as well as its tall belfry and famous cathedral.

Murcia is a hub for shopping, people flock to the city from as far as the sea side resorts of the Northern Costa Blanca to make use of the Thader Shopping Centre and Ikea.

Theme Parks

Murcia is also a centre for theme park visits. Terra Natura and Aqua Natura are located to the north of the city centre, and although on a smaller scale than its sister resorts of Terra Natura and Aqua Natura in Benidorm, attracts many day tourists who are spending their vacations on the Costa Calida and Southern Costa Blanca.

Paramount Studios is to build a major theme park in Alhama, Murcia called Paramount Park for which the grand opening has been planned for Easter 2015.

It is best to hire a car to get around and see the region as public transport is poor.


The region of Murcia is also home to many golf courses of which the Club de Golf Altorreal is the closest to the city and is located to the north of the Terra Natura and Aqua Natura theme parks.


Three star hotels are the most popular type of hotels as they offer safe, clean and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable (mid-range) price.

Examples of 3-star hotels in the city of Murcia:

Hotel Zenit Murcia
Plaza San Pedro, 3 Y 5, Murcia, Spain.

Hesperia Murcia
Madre de Dios 4, 30004 Murcia, Spain. Telephone: +34 93 503 6052

Murcia Tourist Information Office

Murcia Tourist Office
Address: Edificio Ayuntamiento, Plaza Cardenal Belluga, 30004, Murcia (Murcia)
Telephone Number: +34 968 358 749
Email Address: informació
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00

Murcia Tourist Office
Address: Calle Santa Clara, Detras del Teatro Romea, 30001 Murcia (Murcia)
Telephone Number: 34 968 220 659
Opening Hours: Daily from10:00-14 and 16:00-20:00

Murcia Regional Tourist Information Office

Murcia Regional Tourist Office
Address: Plaza Julian Romea 3, 3001, Murcia, (Murcia)
Telephone Number: +34 902 101 070
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00-14:00 and 16:30-18:30


Murcia weather is hot and dry during the summer months with temperatures easily climbing to over forty degrees centigrade during the day during the months of July and August. Murcia winters are mild and fairly dry which can be seen from the arid landscape.

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Below is a video with sightseeing impressions of the city of Murcia in Spain. Famous for its beautiful cathedral and countless churches. The city is really worth a visit , especially if you like the little parks and cafes around the city centre.

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