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A city of Arabic origins where you can now find extraordinary examples of Baroque architecture and 19th century buildings. It is renowned for its fiestas and superb gastronomy based on local produce.Read more...

What to see The area around Plaza de las Flores and the districts of San Pedro and Santa Catalina, home to some of the prettiest corners in Murcia. Two of the city's most iconic landmarks are the cathedral and the Episcopal Palace. Among the many fine examples of Baroque architecture, the religious buildings are most noteworthy. This is especially true of the churches of La Merced, San Miguel, Santa Ana, Las Claras and Santo Domingo. Inside, you can see statues by Francisco Salzillo. There is a museum dedicated to this artist in Murcia, where you can see lots of works related to Easter. As regards civil architecture, we should highlight some of the city's impressive 19th century buildings such as the City Hall, the Romea Theatre and the Casino. Festivities It boasts three fiestas that are listed as being of International Tourist Interest. The first on the calendar are the religious Easter Week celebrations. On the following Tuesday, a popular fiesta known as Bando de la Huerta is held, which celebrates the region's deep-rooted agricultural customs and traditions. Last but not least, on the following weekend, the Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine) is held, along with its colourful parade. Gastronomy The superb cuisine is based on locally grown fruit and vegetables. Typical dishes include “pisto huertano” (fried vegetables, with pepper, onion and tomato), chickpea and chard stew and “zarangollo” (courgette, egg and onion).


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Murcia


Murcia


Murcia


Murcia