Must-see attractions in Murcia

  • Corridor inside of the Real Casino de 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…

  • Catedral de Santa Maria in Murcia, Spain.

    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…

  • Museo Catedralicio


    The cathedral museum displays religious artefacts but is most striking for the excavations on display: the remains of an 11th-century Moorish dwelling and…

  • Museo de Bellas Artes


    An inviting, light gallery devoted to Spanish artists. Much is mediocre, but the 2nd-floor Siglo de Oro gallery has two fabulous Murillos – a Crucifixion…

  • Palacio Episcopal


    Flanking the cathedral, the exuberant rococo facade of this mid-18th-century bishops' palace is a striking and colourful landmark in the centre of Murcia…

  • Museo Salzillo


    Located in the baroque chapel of Ermita de Jesús, this well-laid-out space is devoted to Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo (1707–83). Highlights are his…

  • Museo Arqueológico


    The Museo Arqueológico has exceptionally well-laid-out and well-documented exhibits spread over two floors, starting with Palaeolithic times and including…

  • Jardín Floridablanca


    The classic, small but beautiful Jardín Floridablanca has several magnificent banyan trees distinctive for their massive spread of thick woody roots, as…

  • Museo de la Ciencia y del Agua


    Near the river, this former water deposit is one for the children. Although everything’s in Spanish, this small hands-on science museum has plenty of…

  • Murcia Parque


    A large park and botanical garden, Murcia Parque lies just west of the Puente del Malecón footbridge and is replete with leafy splendour.

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