Located on the banks of the Segura, Murcia is a beautiful city, beloved across Spain and beyond. It’s known for its temperate climate and therefore is a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers throughout the year. Renfe provides convenient train connections to Murcia, with services passing through Murcia del Carmen railway station, located in the neighbourhood of the same name. Long-distance links provide passengers with reliable services to this city. The train to Murcia from Madrid, for example, takes as little as 4h10mins.
After hopping off the train to Murcia, having arrived into the city’s main station, the first port of call should be the artillery barracks that are located nearby. From here, visitors should head across the Puente Viejo and enjoy a stroll down Paseo del Malecón. Tourists can then admire the majestic view of some of the finest natural scenery on offer in and around the city, not to mention some of the most inspiring architecture! After a leisurely 4-minute stroll, the Catedral de Murcia can be reached. Built more than 500 years ago, in true Baroque style, this cathedral is part of the city’s cultural heritage. Next, travellers can head to the Real Casino (just 3 minutes away) and marvel at both the majestic exterior and luxurious interior. For tourists with more time on their hands, there is still plenty to keep them occupied within the city centre. The bustling Plaza de Santo Domingo is another 3-minute walk away, offering exciting attractions and fabulous food that will help recharge the batteries after a long day. Fresh broad beans with onion, ham and chorizo stews, and potato omelettes are all must-try meals here.
On the outskirts of the city is Castillo de Monteagudo — a castle known for being built atop a rocky mountain. For those willing to brave the ascent and high altitude, the reward is an incredible vista out across Murcia. Finally, visitors should remember to save some time to travel to La Manga del Mar Menor, which is a seashore separating the Mediterranean Sea. This protected region includes the salt marshes of Manchamalo and the natural park of San Pedro de Pinatar, making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind on hot summer days!