Murcia attractions

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 …
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 …
Museum in Murcia

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 of a small mezquita (mosque), evocatively visible below a st…
Gallery in Murcia

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 and an Ecce Homo – and a powerful chiaroscuro San Jerónimo by…
Historic Building in Murcia

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. You can wander in and investigate the comparatively sober pa…
Museum in 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 exquisite pasos (figures carried in Semana Santa processions…
Museum in Murcia

Museo Arqueológico

The Museo Arqueológico has exceptionally well-laid-out and well-documented exhibits spread over two floors, starting with Palaeolithic times and including audiovisual displays. The trendy cafe with pleasant outdoor …
Park in Murcia

Jardín Floridablanca

The classic, small but beautiful Jardín Floridablanca has several magnificent banyan trees distinctive for their massive spread of thick woody roots, as well as jacarandas, cypress trees, palms, rose bushes and shad…
Museum in Murcia

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 buttons to press and knobs to twirl, plus fish tanks and a small …
Park in Murcia

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.