Catedral de Santa María

sights / Religious

Catedral de Santa María information

Murcia , Spain
Plaza del Cardinal Belluga
Opening hours
7am-1pm & 6-8pm, to 9pm Sat & Sun Jul-Aug, 7am-1pm & 5-8pm Tue-Sat, 10am-1pm Sun Sep-Jun
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Murcia’s cathedral was built in 1394 on the site of a mosque. The initial Gothic architecture was given a playful baroque facelift in 1748, with a stunning facade facing on to Plaza Belluga. The 15th-century Capilla de los Vélez is a highlight; the chapel’s flutes and curls resemble icing. The Museo de la Catedral displays religious artefacts, but is most striking for the excavations on display: the remains of an 11th-century Moorish dwelling and of a small mezquita (mosque), visible below a glass walkway.