Murcia Province attractions

Top Choice Castle in Lorca

Castillo Fortaleza del Sol

The town’s castle, high over town, is an impressive place, a huge medieval complex characterised by two towers. The basic entry includes an audio guide and access to the Torre del Espolón, reconstructed after the ea…
Top Choice Historic Building in Murcia

Real Casino de Murcia

Murcia’s resplendent casino first opened as a gentlemen’s club in 1847. Painstakingly restored to its original glory, the building is a fabulous combination of historical design and opulence, providing an evocative …
Top Choice Church in Lorca

Colegiata de San Patricio

This stately and beautiful gem of a church presides in golden-stone majesty over Lorca's central square. The sober and handsome triple-tiered baroque facade conceals a triple-naved interior Renaissance interior with…
Top Choice Square in Lorca

Plaza de España

The highlight of the old town is a group of baroque buildings around Plaza de España, including the Pósito, a 16th-century former granary; the 18th-century Casa del Corregidor; and the town hall. Lording over the sq…
Top Choice Museum in Cartagena

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

This excellent, attractive space delves into the depths of the fascinating world of underwater archaeology. It starts off by explaining the work of those delvers in the deep and then sails on into the maritime histo…
Top Choice Beach in Águilas

Cuatro Calas

The big draw in the Águilas area is the Cuatro Calas a few kilometres southwest of town. These four coves are largely unmolested by tourist development (though they get very busy in summer) and have shimmering water…
Museum in Lorca

Museo de Bordados del Paso Azul

Attached to the San Francisco monastery, this is the modern museum of the Azul (Blue) Holy Week brotherhood, and gives an excellent idea of what Semana Santa means to the locals. As well as stirring videos and backg…
Museum in Cartagena

Museo del Teatro Romano

This impressive complex was designed by top Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. The tour transports visitors from the initial museum on Plaza del Ayuntamiento, via escalators and an underground passage beneath the ruine…
Cathedral in Murcia

Catedral de Santa María

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 the plaza. The 15th-century Capilla de …
Ruins in Cartagena

Barrio del Foro Romano

Set alongside the Molinete hill are the evocative remains of a whole town block and street linking the port with the forum, dating from the 1st century BC and including an arcade and thermal baths. One of the houses…