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The province of Murcia isn’t very big but there are a surprising number of spots to check out along the coast on your Spanish road trip. Being so close to the Tabernas Desert, you can also bank on some pretty great weather while you’re there.

Murcia

Touch down in Murcia and get ready for a trip around one of Spain’s most beautiful provinces. Once you’ve picked up your car hire in Murcia, it’s time to hit the road. Before you go though, take a trip to the Salzillo Museum for a look at the work of one of the region’s most famous sculptors. For a view of the city, head to the La Fuensanta Sanctuary in the moutnains behind the city.

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Cartagena

Murcia is located in land so when the summer hits, most of the locals head here, to Cartagena. It’s one of Spain’s most important sea ports and is one of the most historic cities in Spain with history dating back to the Moors, Romans and Phoenicians. For beaches, Mar Menor is where you’ll want to go, with 2km worth of beach. Also interesting, many of Gaudi’s students worked here and you can see their modernist designs in the old Town Hall, the Gran Hotel, the Casino and the Casa Maestre.

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Levante

Get ready for 500km worth of uninterrupted coastline with resort towns like Torrevieja, Benidorm and Gandía. You’ll also find the city of Valencia here, a must while you’re visiting this part of Spain. Also, make time enough to visit Sagunto where the likes of the Spanish mythical warrior El Cid comes from. There are ruins here, from an old temple of Diana, that date back to the 5th century BC. You could easily spend your entire holiday here, between the beaches, city sights and discovering the inland lakes and parks.

Want more Spanish road trip inspiration? Here’s our road trip guide to Andalusia.

Imgs: aslakrcebete / Flickr cc.

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