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|Murcia city centre|
|San Javier Airport (MJV): 22 mi from city centre|
Spain's Murcia region is a phenomenal choice for holidays year-round. Getting there is a breeze with cheap flights to San Javier Airport (MJV) from the UK. As an alternative for low cost flights, Alicante's airport is less than an hour's drive away.
Murcia is a cosmopolitan city but still has strong Spanish roots. Being a bit inland, Murcia is quiet during the summer months when everyone flocks to the beaches on the coast. Let your Murcia holiday begin!
From London, flights take little more than 2h 30min.
Murcia's Moorish roots can be found all over town but today this city prides itself on being young with a cosmopolitan flare. The city serves up plenty to do but there is even more waiting outside the city limits. Venture out to the mountains or as far as the Costa Calida, the Hot Coast.
Cathedral: Murcia's cathedral dates back to the end of the 1300s and was a stunning example of Gothic tradition until it was given a Baroque facelift in the 1700s. Don't miss the adjoining Museo de la Catedral for the excavations on display, simply remarkable.
La Manga: This sandbar on the seaside of Murcia's coast is very popular in the summer months. It separates the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor, creating a lush lagoon lined with restaurants, hotels and resort facilities.
Sierra Espuña: Take advantage of having a Murcia rent car and get out of the visit to do some hiking in Sierra Espuña's pine forests. Pack a picnic and head for the hills!
Caravaca: There are so many charming small towns in the Murcia region. Caravaca is just one example. Visit the Castle of Saint Crux while you're there. Legend has it that the cross in the castle has healing powers.
Find more information on Murcia Turistica.
There is no limit on choice when it comes to hotels in Murcia and other types of accommodation. There are hotels in every price range. There are also rural cottages and camp grounds available as well.
Our next Spanish road trip is taking place in the lovely region of Murcia. It may not be Spain's largest province but that doesn't mean there's a lack of interesting sights, beaches and towns to discover.