Get to know our city
We encourage you to discover the Region of Murcia during your stay.
Founded in 831 by Abd-Al-Rahman II, the city of Murcia is located in a privileged enclave, in the heart of the Segura River Valley. The Arab and Christian times have left deep traces in the city, and its remains are still appreciable in Murcia’s urban physiognomy, as can be seen in the Arab wall that surrounds the city or the most emblematic streets of the city, such as Platería and Trapería, as well as the Santa María Cathedral.
The city has a rich pictorial and sculptural heritage, appreciable in the various churches, mainly Baroque, such as La Merced, San Miguel, Santa Ana, Las Claras, Santo Domingo, Santa Eulalia or San Juan de Dios, with remarkable works by the Baroque sculptor Francisco Salzillo.
In our region you can live cultural experiences in castles, cave shelters, archaeological sites, museums, wineries and much more.
Do not miss the most important dates in the Region.
Religious festival declared of International Tourist Interest that takes place every year between Friday of Sorrows and Easter Sunday in the city of Murcia.
The Spring Festivities are celebrated in Murcia the week following Holy Week. These are the most important festive celebrations of the Murcian city together with the the September Fair. The Spring Festival is the most playful continuation of the religious festival that precedes it, Holy Week, and its most famous festivities are the Burial of the Sardine and the Bando de la Huerta.
Burial of the sardine
The Burial of the Sardine is a pagan festival that is celebrated in Murcia during the Spring Festival and whose central act is a large parade of floats that culminates with the burning of the sardine on the Saturday following Holy Week. It is declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.
Bando de la Huerta
The Bando de la Huerta is the name given to the big day of the festivities of the city of Murcia. The day is in itself an exaltation of the orchard traditions, which are so intimately linked to the history of the city. The vast majority of Murcians take to the streets throughout the day, dressed in the typical local costume. In 2012, it was declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest. This festivity is always celebrated on the Tuesday following Holy Week.
In the first half of September, the Fair granted by King Alfonso X the Wise is celebrated. It hosts various activities, such as the funfair, bullfighting, the Moors and Christians and the Fuensanta Pilgrimage.
The Moors and Christians remember the foundation of Murcia by the Arabs and the conquest of the city by Alfonso X the Wise. During the whole period of the Fair, the camps (kábilas and mesnadas) are installed on the Paseo del Malecón where you can go at night to have a drink. In addition, the groups parade on several occasions with their troops through the centre of the city and their striking clothes, along with gunpowder and music, put a note of historical colour to the September Fair.
The September Pilgrimage is, in addition to being historical, multitudinous. It commemorates the solemn coronation of the Virgin, escorting the patron saint of the city, the Virgen de la Fuensanta, to her Sanctuary. This day is always a local holiday in the calendar of the city which, in addition to the great participation and popular joy, makes it one of the most important festive days in Murcia.
During the days of the Fair you can also enjoy the Fica enclosure converted into a great funfair, as well as the different bullfighting celebrations and the traditional huertana food that can also be tasted on the Paseo del Malecón within the enclosures known as the “Huertos”.
In the Region of Murcia we have infinite possibilities to live and enjoy the Costa Cálida depending on the tastes, needs or simply how you want to spend the day: with children, practicing sports or nudism or perhaps in a wonderful unspoilt environment. Golden sand beaches, natural settings or towns with a rockier coast, coves and unbaptised riverbanks, accessible or crowded, or beaches for dogs, for animal lovers.
We are located a few minutes’ drive from the beaches.