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Sprawling, bustling Murcia is the capital of the southeastern Spanish region of the same name. Murcia offers its travellers with splendid Mediaeval Catedral de Santa Maria, built on the site of a mosque, sumptuous Gran Casino, and Museums. Visit Murcia by booking your holiday package with Direct Flights.

Murcia, Spain

     

Sprawling, bustling Murcia is the capital of the south-eastern Spanish region of the same name. The city offers an interesting mix of sights and experiences to travellers on cheap holidays to Murcia, as does the small but surprisingly diverse region that surrounds it. Murcia borders Castile-La Mancha, Valencia, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Sea in the south, with a coast lined by cliffs and sandy beaches. The Murcia coast also features the Mar Menor, a beautiful shallow lagoon where the water is extremely salty and much warmer than the average temperature of the Mediterranean.       
       
The city's splendid Mediaeval Catedral de Santa Maria, built on the site of a mosque, features Gothic and Baroque architecture and an elaborate Gothic chapel inside. Murcia's sumptuous Gran Casino features a decorative facade, a Moorish-style vestibule and a magnificently elaborate ballroom. The city features three museums: the Museo de Bellas Artes, devoted to the works of Spanish artists including Murillo and Ribera; the Museo de Santa Clara, housed in a Muslim palace and showcasing Islamic art; and the Museo Salzillo, displaying works by Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo.       
       
Murcia is one of Spain's least known regions, even among Spaniards, but many will say it is "the real Spain." Murcia is a very Spanish place, influenced by a long Moorish occupation but also featuring traditional Spanish and Mediaeval European architecture. If you're interested in seeing "the real Spain," allow Direct Flights to book your cheap flight to Murcia or a discount Murcia travel packages including accommodation in Murcia.        
       
When you're done exploring Murcia, you can use your accommodation in Murcia to explore the nearby region, offering everything from a rural interior to small coastal resorts to Cartagena, Spain's premier naval port and a city filled with romance, legend and beauty. Cartagena's cobblestone alleys, imposing churches, leafy plazas, pavement cafes and wide array of restaurants await, as do Moorish castles in La Alberca and Alhama and the prehistoric cave paintings at El Barranco de los Grajos, Cieza, Jumilla and Moratalla, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.        
       
The Murcia coastline - called the Costa Calida (the Hot Coast) - ranges from impressive cliffs to white sand beaches. The shallow Mar Menor offers an ideal location for water sports such as sailing, canoeing, swimming, diving and water-skiing. When you've had enough sun, sand and surf, take in one of the many local festivals for a taste of local colour. Direct Flights will help you plan your discount travel to Murcia and then set up the arrangements you choose, all from the convenience of your home or office computer.       
       
Flights to Murcia arrive at its nearby airport, so discount travel to Murcia is easy and readily available. Direct Flights arranges cheap holidays to Murcia departing from just about anywhere in the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom and many other countries. With Direct Flights there's no need to visit a travel agent's office, and you'll get the best travel deals available. Fast, easy, convenient and cheap: Direct Flights, your online discount travel specialist.
       
       
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