Salt Church Mar Menor: new name, new home, same great community spirit
The popular English-language church has moved to a permanent location in San Javier Despite Covid, lockdown and having no permanent home, Salt Church has continued to meet and grow in Los Alcázares. Now, though, the popular Murcia church is on..

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Get to know the Region of Murcia in just 3 days!
Capture the essence of the Costa Cálida in the course of a long weekend Are you taking advantage of the warm spring weather to spend a long weekend in the Costa Cálida? Or maybe you live here and have friends who are coming to explore the Region..

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Changes to San Javier and Cartagena street market opening days
The Mar Menor localities will soon have more street markets, open on more days Outdoor street markets are an ever-popular and free form of entertainment for many people who live in Murcia and visitors to the area. Now, a number of changes and..

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Five spectacular sunsets to admire in the Region of Murcia!
Great places to watch the sun go down in the Costa Cálida In the promotion of Murcia’s gastronomy the Region has been advertised as “The Region of 1,001 Tastes”, but it would be equally true to refer to it as “The Region of 1,001 Colours..

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Five great walks in the Region of Murcia!
From the Costa Cálida in the south to the mountains of Jumilla, fabulous landscapes and fascinating sights! Throughout the Region of Murcia and the Costa Cálida there are countless attractive walking routes, popular with those exploring the..

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La Manga Adventure Golf fun for all the family near to Playa Honda and Cabo de Palos
Minigolf, leisure entertainment, bargain meal and minigolf packages; as seen on A New Life in the Sun with Snooker, pool, darts and table tennis with a spacious bar lounge and outdoor terrace seating in the heart of the Costa Cálida La Manga Adventure..

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Astronomy Tours of the night (and day!) sky in Murcia
Look at the surface of the sun, take a tour of the stars while eating tapas on a cruise ship and much more with the English-speaking team at Murcia’s Finca Astronomica Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what’s out there to see..

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Spectacular landscapes unique to the Region of Murcia
Just a few of the natural gems of Murcia, put them on your “must visit” list! Most visitors know the Region of Murcia as a beach holiday destination, but in fact the variety of landscapes and spectacular views is far wider and it is worth..

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Parque Almenara has something for everyone to enjoy
Whether you’re looking for food, fashion or fun, Parque Almenara in Lorca is the perfect place for you It’s sometimes hard to find a plan for the weekend to keep the whole family happy. Some people want to go shopping, others just want to..

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Experiencia 43, a fascinating half-day out at the home of Licor 43 just outside Cartagena
Learn more about the most popular liqueur in Spain on a guided tour of the factory and museum The tour includes tastings and a chance to pick up a great gift pack. The Licor 43 Experience offers visitors the chance to get to know one of Spain..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Nido del Cuco
This little gem is a traditional and characterful bodega offering lunches within the bodega setting Bodegas Nido del Cuco was founded as Viña Campanero in 2002 with the intention of producing quality Denomination of Origin wines in Jumilla at affordable..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Xenysel
An idyllic rural winery in Jumilla The Xenysel winery in the north-east of the municipality of Jumilla is a reminder that despite the fact that the Monastrell grape is predominant in this part of Spain, there is still room for considerable differentiation..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Luzón
Producing around 4 million bottles a year, Bodegas Luzón in Jumilla offers a range of award winning wines Bodegas Luzón is one of the most established of the many wine producers in the municipality of Jumilla, in the north of the Region of Murcia..

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The castle of Jumilla
The castle of Jumilla is renovated to its original condition when it was built in 1461 Despite having undergone extensive renovation in recent years the castle of Jumilla is, in many ways, everything one might expect of a medieval fortress: it..

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The Castillo de los Velez in Mazarron
The Castle of Los Vélez in the town of Mazarrón This 15th century fortress is in the heart of the town of Mazarrón, on a small hill about 30 metres above the surrounding ground. This placed it right at the centre of what is now the old part of..

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Phoenician boat interpretation centre in Puerto de Mazarron
Visitors centre for the 2600-year-old Phoenician boats of Mazarrón I and Mazarrón II Mazarrón is the location of an important marine archaeological site in the Playa de la Isla, one of the beaches on the coastal road leading out from Puerto de..

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Torre de los Caballos in Bolnuevo, Mazarron
A 16th century watchtower built to protect Mazarrón against Berber pirates The Torre de los Caballos is part of the defensive system of watchtowers which protected against the constant incursions by Berber pirates from north Africa, who threatened..

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 El Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, fantastic views and a great photo opportunity in Mazarron
A lovely walk up to the best views in Mazarrón They say that God has all the best views, and that claim can certainly be verified in Mazarrón as the views from the foot of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús are absolutely stunning. The ..

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Torre El Molinete and Parque Urbano in Mazarron
The Torre del Molinete watchtower dates from 1490 and affords great views of the Mazarrón area La Torre del Molinete was built in 1490 by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain to protect the area surrounding Mazarrón, as this was a zone of constant conflict..

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Cabezo del Castellar in Puerto de Mazarron
The rocky outcrop of Cabezo del Castellar is an important archaeological site set among the most popular beaches of Mazarrón At first sight there is nothing out of the ordinary about this 26-metre-high rocky outcrop to the south-west of Puerto..

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Casas Consistoriales, the Town Hall of Mazarron
Sala de exposiciones Casas Consistoriales Mazarrón The construction of the building began on July 9 1889 with Francisco de Ródenas as the architect although two years later the project was taken over by the architect Francisco de Paula y Oliver..

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The Jerónimo Molina archaeological museum in Jumilla
An impressive collection of items from found at various prehistoric sites in Jumilla This important archaeological museum was founded on the suggestion of the man after whom it is named, Jerónimo Molina García, who in the 1950s was the first to..

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The Via Verde de Mazarrón walking and cycling route: first section
The 14-kilometre Vía Verde welcomes walkers and cyclists between Mazarrón and La Pinilla When it was decided in the early 20th century that a railway should be built linking Mazarrón to the intended line between Cartagena and Totana the engineers..

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Rambla de El Cañar, Isla Plana-Tallante
A 7km walk along the Rambla del Cañar, Tallante-Isla Plana, PR-15 Level: Easy The rambla, a floodwater channel which is usually dry, runs from the coast at Isla Plana through inland to the village of Tallante, and the route is classified..

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Mazarrón Municipal Archaeological Museum The Roman Fish Salting Factory
Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Mazarrón, La Factoría Romana de Salazones During the 1st century BC, Roman power was at its height and the Empire required vast quantities of goods from across the Mediterranean for consumption elsewhere. Commerce..

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Iglesia del Convento de la Purísima, Mazarrón
The church of La Purísima in Mazarrón   16th-18th century Iglesia del Convento de la Purísima The Convento de la Purísima is located in the heart of the old town of Mazarrón, overlooking the main market square which formerly housed the..

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Roman remains in Puerto de Mazarron, the El Alamillo villa and the house in Calle Era
The remains in El Alamillo and Calle Era bear witness to the Roman past of Mazarrón The Roman Villa at El Alamillo  The city of Cartagena was taken by the Romans from the Carthaginians in 209BC and they swiftly set about exploiting the natural..

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Punta de Gavilanes in Puerto de Mazarron
Punta de Gavilanes is an important archaeological site and has great views over the Mazarrón coastline Punta de Gavilanes (Puerto de Mazarrón) is located between the beaches of Bahía and La Pava, and was occupied during four distinct periods, starting..

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The salt flats of Mazarron next to Playa de la Pava
In the past there was an important salt production industry in Mazarrón Salt production was an important industry in Mazarrón for centuries, and although the remains of this activity which exist today date from the 20th century similar infrastructures..

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Mazarrón Marina and Cabezo de la Cebada
Cabezo de la Cebada viewing point and Club de Regatas Mazarrón The Cabezo de la Cebada is the headland between the Playa de Bahía beach and the Playa de la Ermita on the south-facing coastline of Mazarrón, and has been equipped with wooden..

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Sierra de las Herrerías, Leiva, Mazarrón
The Sierra de las Herrerías in Mazarrón is perfect for walking, cycling and picnics The Sierra de las Herrerías is a little-known oasis within the municipality of Mazarrón which offers interesting routes for both cyclists and walkers as..

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The Cabezo del Plomo in Las Moreras Mazarrón
Cabezo del Plomo, a 5,000-year-old Chalcolithic settlement in Mazarrón Time scale 2980-3220 BC This archaeological site is located on a long, flat-topped hill, looking out over the flood channel known as Rambla de Las Moreras or Rambla de Susana..

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The Vía Crucis route in La Pinilla, Mazarron
El Calvario de La Pinilla La Pinilla is a hamlet located midway between  Las Palas and the main road between Mazarrón and Alhama de Murcia, and although nowadays it is a sleepy little village it has a surprisingly interesting history.  One of..

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Bolnuevo erosions or Gredas de Bolnuevo
The Bolnuevo erosions are natural sandstone sculptures One of the best known features of Bolnuevo are the erosions, or gredas, of Bolnuevo, sometimes known as the “enchanted landscape”, a curious formation of naturally sculptured rock formations..

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Enjoy the best live music in Murcia at the top nightlife venues in the city!
Top acts and unforgettable evenings at Garaje Beat Club, Sala Rem and Sala Musik The city of Murcia boasts a wide and varied range of cultural venues and activities, and live concerts are one of the main features. Artists of both national and..

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The Salto del Usero in Bullas
The Bullas waterfall and rock pools offer an inland bathing alternative in the north-west of the Murcia Region The Salto del Usero is one of the most widely enjoyed natural beauty spots in the Region of Murcia, and during the summer is used as an..

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Spanish favourites and exotic food inventions on the menu at Tataki Restaurant Los Alcazares Murcia
Lunch and dinner are sorted at restaurant Tataki in Los Alcázares near the Playa de los Narejos Good food isn’t hard to come by in Spain, especially in Murcia with bars and restaurants on every corner offering up freshly cooked dishes. But what..

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Until May 29, KM 0 tapas and wine route in Jumilla
4 euros for a top tapa and a glass of the local wine at 10 Wine Route establishments in and around Jumilla Great prizes on offer! The KM 0 tapas route in Jumilla is being held by the Ruta del Vino from April 29 until May 29 this year, following..

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May 8 and 29 Free guided tours of the castle of Jumilla
Spectacular views from the majestic medieval castle of Jumilla During May the tourist office of Jumilla in the north of the Region of Murcia is holding two evening and sunset tours of the historic castle which stands overlooking the town on the..

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Dmitry Yablonsky: “Fantastic” Projects of Konstantin Ishkhanov Set to Continue
The special 10th anniversary edition of the InClassica International Music Festival is soon set to land in Dubai, organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) in partnership with SAMIT Event Group. Ranging from the 15th..

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New Carnival Museum in Aguilas
Exhibitions displaying the most extravagant Carnival costumes are housed at the Culture House in Águilas, Murcia   A new museum dedicated to the famous Águilas Carnival is opening on the first floor of the Francisco Rabal Culture House (..

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The oldest tree in the region of Murcia, the Olivera Gorda in Ricote
Over a thousand years old, many legends are attached to this monumental tree The Murcia region is full of unknown treasures, one of which is believed to be the oldest living tree in the whole of the region, the Olivera Gorda in Ricote. This..

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5 weekend markets not to be missed in Murcia
The street markets dotted throughout the Murcia Region are steeped in history and tradition If you haven’t yet made plans for the weekend, the Murcia Region’s abundance of street markets will offer an unmissable opportunity to sample the area..

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November 19: Free English language guided tour of the historic monuments of Lorca
A free route uncovering some of the most important treasures of the historic city centre of Lorca Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The..

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December 15: Free English language guided tour of the historic monuments of Lorca
A free route uncovering some of the most important treasures of the historic city centre of Lorca Lorca is a city rich in history, its strategic position above the Guadalentín Valley having attracted human settlers for thousands of years. The..

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Hotel La Mariposa; accommodation and adventure activities in the Sierra Espuña
Quad biking, buggy hire, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, laser clay pigeon shooting and rafting in the Sierra Espuña La Mariposa is a family-run hotel located in the village of Gebas, in the heart of the natiral park of the Sierra Espuña..

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Eat, drink and relax at the 62 Corvera bar just a couple of kilometres from the new airport.
Menu is also available for takeaway.... please WhatsApp or text for reservation or takeaway on 617 899 288....hope you see you soon.. The British-run 62 Corvera bar has proved a hit not only with expats but also with the Spanish locals since it..

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Sendero Azul gentle walking route from Cartagena port to Cala Cortina
The “Sendero Azul”runs alongside the port and past the docks The Sendero Azul del Puerto de Cartagena is a gentle coastal walking route which runs from the Yacht club (next to the cruise ship port) on the main waterfront in the city down to..

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Cartagena Roman Theatre Museum
Where to go in Cartagena: the Roman Theatre Museum or Museo Teatro Romano The Roman Theatre Museum is in many ways the jewel in the crown of Cartagena. It is the most visited museum in the whole of the Region of Murcia, a beautifully structured..

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Terra Natura Murcia wildlife and water park
Terra Natura Murcia, water and wildlife park Terra Natura Murcia is one of the most important animal and nature parks in Spain. It is one of a new generation of wildlife parks, in which visitors can discover the concept of what is known as "Zooinmersi..

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The Roman Forum District museum in the Molinete archaeological park in Cartagena
The remains of a thermal baths complex and a temple to the deities Isis and Serapis on the Molinete hill in Cartagena When the importance of Carthago Nova, the Roman city which evolved into Cartagena, became clear during the 20th century one of..

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Try an Asiático coffee when visiting the Murcia Region
Spicy, historic and delicious – give it a try! The Asiático coffee is synonymous with the historic city of Cartagena, but is also widely available throughout the Murcia Region and is a "must sample" beverage which anyone wishing..

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Franciscan nuns selling confectionary in the centre of Murcia at Obrador Convento de San Antonio
Traditional sweets and pastries plus a wide range of other products right next to Murcia cathedral The nuns of the Franciscan convent of San Antonio in Algezares, which lies just beneath the sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuensanta in the mountains..

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The Fuerte de Navidad, a well-preserved 18th century military fortress in the bay of Cartagena
A small museum, great views and an insight into the military history of the port of Cartagena For millennia Cartagena has been a safe haven for sailors on account of its natural protected harbour, where the bay is surrounded by rocky outcrops..

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The panoramic lift in Cartagena, great views of the city and the port alongside the Castillo de la Concepción
Superb panoramic photos of Cartagena, a historic park and a local history museum in the castle The panoramic lift in Cartagena is by far the most practical way to reach the highest point in the city, where the 13th and 14th century fortress of..

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The Cartagena tourist boat, trips around the bay and to the Fuerte de Navidad
This popular tour shows many of the hillside defence fortifications which have protected Cartagena over the centuries A stop-off at the Fuerte de Navidad is a popular option among visitors to the city The historical importance of the city of..

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The Castillo de la Concepción, a hilltop fortress at the highest point in the historic city of Cartagena
The old keep has been converted into a museum dealing with the 3,000-year history of Cartagena The Castillo de la Concepción is a 13th or 14th century medieval fortress at the top of the hill known as the Cerro de la Concepción in Cartagena..

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The Augusteum, a Roman temple in Cartagena dedicated to the Emperor Augustus
A temple to elevate the Emperor of Rome to the status of a deity in the city of Carthago Nova The Romans conquered the Carthaginian city of Qart Hadasht in 209 BC, renaming it Carthago Nova, and almost 150 years later (between 54 and 45 BC) the..

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La Casa de la Fortuna, a 2,000-year-old Roman residence in Cartagena
A glimpse into the lives of the wealthy merchants of Carthago Nova The Romans conquered the Carthaginian city of Qart Hadasht in 209 BC, renaming it Carthago Nova, and almost 150 years later (between 54 and 45 BC) the administrative and economic..

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The Punic Wall Interpretation Centre in Cartagena
Remains of the 2,200-year-old Carthaginian "Muralla Púnica" which failed to protect the city from the Romans This centre contains part of the remains of the original wall which encircled the city during the period immediately before..

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The Civil War air raid shelter museum in Cartagena
The Refugio Museo de la Guerra Civil in the centre of Cartagena Looking at the serenity and beauty of the port in Cartagena today it can be hard to envisage the destruction that the city suffered during the years of the Spanish Civil War between..

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Águilas Esparto grass museum
Museo y Centro de Difusión del Esparto Esparto grass was one of the pillars of the local economy in Águilas for centuries. A new museum opened in Águilas during December 2019 focusing on the importance of esparto grass growing and weaving..

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Exquisite dining at La Solana Bar and Restaurant in La Manga Club
Genuine cuisine in the plush surroundings of La Quinta Club La Solana Bar andRestaurant is set in the heart of La Manga Club and is part of the renowned 5* La Quinta Club. It is open for drinks andfood to members and non-members alike. Breakfast..

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Murcian Master Belenistas continue the tradition of centuries
Manuel Nicolás Almansa, Juan Antonio Griñán Nicolas and Jesús Griñán Nicolás The Region of Murcia has been a focal point for artisan traditions for nearly four thousand years and was not only an important trading centre on the trade routes..

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Missing Links English Butchers Los Belones, La Manga, Mar Menor Murcia
English Butchers in Los Belones continues to offer quality. Missing links open for business as normal. pre-order and collect.  Missing Links is a well established British Butchers based in Los Belones in the Mar Menor area, close to the La..

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Discovering Murcian gastronomy...spotlight on sausages
Hard and soft, long and short, spicy and sweet… a guide to some of the commonest “embutidos” in the Costa Cáldia One of the most difficult aspects of the local gastronomy of the Region of Murcia for visitors and expats to become familiar with..

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Meaty Melva is an ideal fish for Mediterranean cazuelas and guisos
Pepita’s Cazuela de Melva Empanada is a local recipe from Isla Plana Melva is just one of the environmentally sustainable fish species which can be used for this family recipe. Much has been written about the necessity to buy sustainable fish..

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El Valle Wildlife Recovery Centre: Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre de El Valle
Fascinating environmental education visits for groups and families in the mountains just outside Murcia One of the cluster of facilities located near the visitors centre of the El Valle y Carrascoy regional park in the mountains just outside the..

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White bream ceviche, a combination of the culinary traditions of Murcia and Peru
Help to conserve the world’s fish stocks while trying a delicious recipe! This is a dish which combines one of the fish species which are common along the Mediterranean coastline of the Region of Murcia with the culinary tradition of the “..

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Tapas to try in the Region of Murcia: octopus
Enjoy one of the most popular delicacies around the Mediterranean Enjoying Spain’s tapas and the bar culture associated with these snacks is one of the keys to making the most of any visit to this country, be it a short holiday or a long-time..

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Discover the link between Corvera airport and a gastronomic speciality of San Javier!
The rival airports are connected through one of the most illustrious families in the modern history of Murcia The January 10 2018 marks the 95th anniversary of one of the major achievements of Juan de la Cierva y Codorniú, a Murcia-born aviator..

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Introduction to the Lorca biblical embroideries and museums
The spectacular embroideries of Semana Santa in Lorca can be seen throughout the year in these four museums Lorca embroideries are famed throughout Spain Every town and city in the Region of Murcia has its curiosities, quirks and unique traditions..

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The gastronomic traditions of Águilas
Red prawns and mullet take pride of place with locally grown vegetables in the gastronomy of Águilas The gastronomic and culinary traditions of Águilas have a long history and have produced a wide variety of flavours, based on products harvested..

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Accommodation at the Balneario de Archena thermal baths spa and hotel complex
The thermal spa baths can be visited on their own or combined with a stay in one of the three hotels on offer at the Balneario de Archena Archena is home to a hot thermal springs complex which is believed to be among the oldest in Spain, having..

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Salazones, the salt-cured fish specialities of the Region of Murcia
Mojama and hueva are commonly eaten in thin slices and can be found in tapas bars and supermarkets throughout Murcia Murcia is full of gastronomic surprises and local speciality produce, one of the best-known products being the “salazones” or..

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Las Encañizadas; protecting this historic fishing technique in La Manga del Mar Menor
Fish doesn´t get any fresher than this! Fish are trapped in reed mazes as they migrate between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean. Many of the agricultural traditions in the Region of Murcia reflect the melting pot of cultures and civilizations..

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Thermal baths, spa circuit, swimming pools and beauty treatment at the Balneario de Archena
The basic facilities of the Balneario de Archena Call 968 688 022 for reservations or further information. The thermal baths complex of the Balneario of Archena offers a wide range of medical, beauty and relaxation treatments in immaculate..

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Sunday lunch, Tapas and practical Spanish meals with El Rey in Balsicas
El Rey offers down to earth Spanish hospitality El Rey Resto-Bar in Balsicas, good food and live entertainment in Costa Cálida golf country Spanish and English cuisine in a friendly family-run bar in Balsicas Offering Sunday roasts (during the..

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The Museo Azul de la Semana Santa in Lorca; MASS
Lorca is famed for the embroideries featured in the annual biblical processions in Easter Week (Semana Santa) One of the most impressive and ebullient expressions of faith which can be seen anywhere in the Region of Murcia is the remarkable collection..

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The MuBBla embroidery museum in Lorca, embroideries of the Paso Blanco
Exquisite embroidery features in the annual biblical processions of Lorca Semana Santa (Easter week) in Lorca is an extraordinary week, as although the religious acts follow the similar pattern of processions charting the last acts of drama in the..

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The “Nicolas Salzillo, Il Maestro” museum of the Paso Morado in Lorca
The museum contains pieces relating to the Semana Santa processions in Lorca Lorca has gained a fully justified reputation for artistic creativity due to the incredible biblical processions of Semana Santa week, the robes, standards and embroideries..

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The MuPaEn embroidery museum in Lorca, the Paso Encarnado
This is one of four museums dedicated to the embroideries of the Semana Santa processions in Lorca The Museo de Bordados del Paso Encarnado, often known by the acronym MuPaEn, is one of four museums in Lorca  dedicated to the remarkable embroideries..

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The protected wetlands of Lagunas de Campotejar in Molina de Segura
Campotejar is a breeding ground for the rare white-headed duck The Lagunas de Campotéjar in the north of the municipality of Molina de Segura are a series of five ponds which were originally created artificially and belonged to the waste water..

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Ten things to see and do in Archena
Relaxation, fiestas, history, food and countryside to enjoy in Archena Ten things to do in Archena! Located on the banks of the River Segura, Archena is inextricably linked with its history as a spa town and today the luxurious Balneario continues..

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 Monte Arabí in Yecla, prehistoric rock art, and a multitude of legends
Rock art at the sites in Yecla show several different periods of Prehistoric rock art The archaeological sites on Monte Arabí in the municipality of Yecla are considered among the most important in the Region of Murcia, containing prehistoric art..

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The Via Crucis in Totana, stunning sculpture set in the beautiful Sierra Espuna
A 1-km walk with fabulous views alongside the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, Totana This Vía Crucis of Santa Eulalia is an unexpected gem, set in the verdant hillsides of the Sierra Espuña. The road winds uphill for a kilometre from the picnic..

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Weekly street markets in San Javier
Regular markets throughout the municipality Spanish street markets are a great way to pick up some amazing bargains and offer an enormous range of products for sale, including clothes and accessories, shoes, beauty products, household items..

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Lorca Castle the Fortaleza del Sol
The imposing might of the Fortaleza del Sol in Lorca A visit to Lorca castle makes the centrepiece of a great day out for families or those with an interest in history, its spacious grounds hosting several interesting displays which focus on Medieval..

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A walking tour of Abanilla
Spend a morning in the characterful town of Abanilla Abanilla is an attractive and characterful town, its compact nature making it the perfect destination for a morning visit, followed by a good lunch and an optional walk in the countryside afterwards..

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What to see in Puerto Lumbreras
What to visit and what to buy when visiting Puerto Lumbreras The municipality of Puerto Lumbreras lies in the south-west of the Region of Murcia and features a landscape which alternates between mountains such as the Cabezo de la Jara (1,242 metres..

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The Cayetano de Mergelina archaeological museum in Yecla
150,000 years of history and pre-history at the archaeological museum of Yecla The Cayetano de Mergelina archaeological museum in Yecla documents history and pre-history in the Altiplano area in the north of the Region of Murcia between approximately..

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Recommendations for what to visit in Totana
What to see, what to try and what to buy! There are three distinct choices for those planning a visit to Totana: around town, La Bastida or the Sierra Espuña, each offering a completely different side of this attractive municipality. First..

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The MUDEM museum and the medieval wall of Molina de Segura
A highly interactive museum in Molina which makes medieval history fun! The Museo del Enclave de la Muralla (or MUDEM) in Molina de Segura was designed to house and display to the public the remains of the medieval wall which was built almost..

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The Excolegiata de San Patricio in Lorca
The Excolegiata is a cathedral-sized church in Lorca built between the 16th and 18th centuries Of all the historic and monumental buildings in Lorca perhaps the most important is the Excolegiata (or Antigua Colegiata) de San Patricio, which was..

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Casa Museo de Los Caballos del Vino Caravaca de la Cruz
A chance to see the incredible embroideries of the Running of the Wine Horses up close If you’re in the Region of Murcia on May 2 then take the opportunity to witness one of the most memorable and unique fiestas to be seen anywhere in Spain and..

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Medina Nogalte, the castle of Puerto Lumbreras
The most important visitor attraction in Puerto Lumbreras The castle of Nogalte in Puerto Lumbreras in its current form is a reconstruction based on the remains of an Islamic fortress which was built by the Moors at some point in the late 12th..

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How to book and navigate the Bullas Wine Routes, the Rutas del Vino
Practical information to help you enjoy a visit to Bullas The wine installations and attractions of the Rutas del Vino of Bullas can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or groups of any size. There are five Bodegas..

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Bullas wine route: The Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla
A step back in time on the Ruta del Vino to Bullas around the year 1900 The Casa-Museo Don Pepe Marsilla in Bullas occupies a house which was originally built in the year 1723, but was remodeled in the late 19th century by one of the town’s most..

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Bullas Wine Route: Bodega Balcona
Bullas Ruta del Vino: Bodega Balcona can be visited by prior appointment Bodega Balcona is a family-run company which produces three wine labels from the grapes harvested on land in the Valle del Aceniche, and every effort is made to maintain..

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Bullas Wine Route: Bodegas Lavia
Bodegas Lavia, a picturesque vineyard and winery on the Bullas Ruta del Vino This D.O. Bullas vineyard is located at 800 metres above sea level Bodegas Lavia is one of the wineries on the Bullas wine route, offering visitors an opportunity..

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Museo del Vino, the wine museum of Bullas
The history of Bullas is inextricably linked with wine production Grapes and wine are an intrinsic part of the history, economy and entire way of life of the town of Bullas in the north-west of the Region of Murcia, to the extent where it is very..

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Torta de Pimiento Molido: A Totana speciality
This can also be found in other areas of the south-west of Murcia, each claiming it as their own! Every municipality of the Murcia region has its own local specialities or culinary peculiarities, usually linked to the local production of a specific..

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El Angel picnic and recreation area in the Sierra Espuña
This is opposite the Sanctuary of La Santa One of the most popular picnic and recreation areas in the Sierra Espuña natural park is that of El Ángel, opposite the sanctuary of Santa Eulalia, or the Santuario de la Santa. The Sierra Espuña natural..

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El Grifo Picnic Area in the Sierra Espuña
Área Recreativa El Grifo The Sierra Espuña is a vast wooded area spread across several municipalities including Totana, Alhama de Murcia, Aledo, Mula and Pliego, and is the ideal venue in which to enjoy walking and picnics throughout the year...

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Caravaca de la Cruz, Archaeological Museum Museo Arqueológico municipal de la Soledad
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Introduction to Águilas beaches
36 beaches on the 28 kilometres of coastline in Águilas The municipality of Águilas, in the south-west of the Costa Cálida and the Region of Murcia, has much to offer to both visitors and residential tourists: a fascinating history, beautiful..

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Overview of the beaches of Cartagena
72 coves and beaches offer a wide choice in Cartagena The large municipality of Cartagena has the largest number of beaches of any municipality in the Region of Murcia, and until the water quality problems increased in the Mar Menor was also the..

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The CIMAR museum and aquarium in Águilas
A free entry museum to the sea and a great place to take the kids The CIMAR (Centro de Interpretación del Mar) centre in Águilas was opened in the spring of 2014 as part of a campaign to promote the attractions of the town through its historical..

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The batteries and gun emplacements at Castillitos and El Jorel, Cabo Tiñoso
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Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta in Algezares, Murcia
The mountain sanctuary of the patron of Murcia, the Virgen de la Fuensanta One of the most popular days out among residents of the city of Murcia, and one which is highly recommended to visitors to the Region, is to take the car and head for the..

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Centro de Visitantes La Luz Murcia
The Visitor centre of La Luz is on the outskirts of the city of Murcia in the Carrascoy and El Valle regional park The visitor centre of La Luz is located in the Carrascoy y El Valle natural park, 7 kilometres outside the capital city and contains..

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Murcia: Chocolate from the monks and a visit to La Morenica
The Chocolate de la Luz can once again be purchased from monks in the mountains outside Murcia Here's an enjoyable morning out which is suitable for those who enjoy a spot of sightseeing and a good view, as well as for those who enjoy a not too taxing..

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The Museo de Siyâsa in Cieza
The precursor of modern Cieza was an important Moorish Medina which sits atop a craggy peak above the modern town Cieza has been occupied for more than 7,000 years and the Museo de Siyâsa contains artifacts excavated from sites throughout the municipality..

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Museo Minero, the mining museum in La Unión
The history of La Unión is irrevocably linked to its mining past The history of La Unión is, to a large extent, the history of the mines which have been periodically exploited in the mountains to the south of the town for well over 2,500 years and..

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Opening hours Cartagena museums throughout the year
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A mining morning out in La Unión
Recommended excursions for groups or individuals La Unión lies within the Comarca del Mar Menor and is completely enclosed by the Cartagena municipality, so is an easy drive for anyone staying within the Mar Menor area or Cartagena. There are buses..

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Guided walking in the Sierra Minera with the Fundación Sierra Minera
This foundation offer guided routes through the mining area of La Unión The Fundaciòn Sierra Minera is a non-profit organisation which works to preserve the heritage of the Sierra Minera, and also engages in a number of educational activities..

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PR-MU 88 Route 33 a 7km walk between La Unión and Portmán
A seven-kilometre walk through the mountains and history of Portmán and La Unión The Carretera del 33 is a seven-kilometre walk through the mountains of the Sierra Minera between La Unión and the coastal town of Portmán, taking walkers on a journey..

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La Pequena Taberna Murcia City Restaurant
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Calblanque regional park
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The Municipal Aeronautical Museum, Los Alcazares
This is opposite the Los Alcázares Burguete Air Base This interesting museum is located in a distinctive 1930s building, opposite the historical airbase in Los Alcázares. The museum opened in 1999 to honour the history of the airbase, built..

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10km walking/cycling route, leaving from Cieza town
Route 1 La Isla– El Horno, from Cieza town This is a cycling and walking route through Cieza which is an ideal way to discover the beauty of the Ciezan countryside enjoy the fruit orchards and agricultural areas of the municipality, including..

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Cycling, walking, driving route 2, Cieza routes
Route 2 La Brujilla This route could be cycled, walked or driven through the Cieza municipality.  The route passes through the peach orchards and agricultural cultivated areas which make Cieza such an attractive location to visit, particularly..

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Driving route of Cieza to see La Floración
Route 3 La Parra –El Horno -  El Acho This is a drivable tarmac route through Cieza and is designed for those who want to enjoy a drive through the peach orchards during La Floración, although can also be driven at any time of the year to..

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Walking Routes Cieza, the PR MU-11, to Medina Siyasa
Sendero PR-MU 11: Medina Siyâsa (Route PR-MU 11) See Wikilocks map: Click here The PR-MU 11, Medina Siyâsa, is an 8.5km long walking route in the municipality of Cieza, a signposted circular walk which runs alongside the Vega del Segura river..

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Walking routes Cieza, the PR-MU 25
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Tourist Information Office La Unión
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Cieza tourist office
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Cieza, Medina Siyasa
The 13th century Moorish town of Medina Siyâsa in Cieza Cieza is the home of one of the best preserved 11th to 13th century Moorish town settlements on the Spanish peninsula: Siyâsa, located 5km outside of modern day Cieza high above the town..

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The Cueva-sima de la Serreta, Cieza
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Molino de Cebollo or Molino de Teodoro , Cieza
The Cebollo or Teodoro mill The Teodoro mill is an important vestige of Cieza’s agricultural heritage and is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the best preserved watermills in the Region of Murcia, having been in use from the 15th to the..

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Bullas Tourist Information Office
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La Bastida Totana
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Castillo de San Juan de las Águilas, Águilas castle
A 16th century defensive fortress built to warn of pirate raiders from northern Africa The Castillo de San Juan in Águilas is high above the town, originally erected as a 16th century defensive fortress to protect against pirate attack and is well..

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Museo Arqueológico de Águilas
The Águilas Archaeological Museum The Museo Arqueológico de Águilas contains a collection of artefacts relating to the history of the municipality, with representative displays relating to each of the important phases and cultures which settled..

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Águilas Railway Museum
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Museum of El Cigarralejo, Mula
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Begastri Cehegin
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Museo Naval Cartagena
Cartagena Naval Museum The Museo Naval of Cartagena transferred to its new location in May 2012. The Museum is located in a building which is generally referred to as the CIM building, CIM standing for Cuartel de Instrucción de Marinería, a location..

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What to visit in Cartagena
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The Cerro del Molinete archaeological park in Cartagena, containing the Roman Forum district
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Santuario Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra
Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra One of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the Region of Murcia is that of the Virgen de la Esperanza in Calasparra. This little sanctuary is cut into the rock face of a sheer cliff overlooking..

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Visiting Aledo, the keep and 20 million years of history
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An introduction to Sierra Espuña
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Ricardo Codorníu Visitor Centre, Sierra Espuña
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Mirador de Gebas, the viewing point over the badlands in Alhama de Murcia
Spectacular views of a unique landscape in the foothills of Sierra Espuña The lunar landscape in Gebas is unique within the Region of Murcia, with undulating areas of cultivation and plunging chasms of light chalk creating a stark contrast of..

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The Barrancos de Gebas; Sierra Espuña
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The museum of Fuente Álamo
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San Pedro del Pinatar Mud Bathing
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Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar
The Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales of San Pedro del Pinatar The Regional Park of Las Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar is a wetland area which covers 856 hectares, and includes salt flats, dunes and beaches between the Mar Menor..

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Museo Municipal, Palacio Barón de Benifayó in San Pedro del Pinatar
The Municipal Museum of San Pedro del Pinatar At the end of the 19th century San Pedro del Pinatar began to acquire a reputation as being THE place for the wealthy and elite of the city of Murcia to spend the hot months of summer, due in no small..

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The Las Salinas visitors centre in San Pedro del Pinatar
Information about the regional park of the salt flats and sand dunes of San Pedro del Pinatar The natural park of the salt flats and dunes Salinas is an integral part of the identity of San Pedro del Pinatar, and is one of its core tourism attractions..

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Conjunto Monumental de San Juan de Dios
The Conjunto combines Moorish, baroque and contemporary Murcia The Conjunto Monumental of San Juan de Dios represents three distinct elements of Murcia's history; the Moorish occupation, the baroque splendour of the 18th century and the contemporary..

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The Restaurant Hotel La Encarnación Los Alcazares
A La Carte Menu, Tapas and snacks The Hotel and Balneario La Encarnación, is the most historic hotel in Los Alcázares, built right down on the beach front in a privileged position. It´s construction dates back to a period when the affluent..

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San Antonio Balneario La Encarnación Snack bar and Restaurant
A historic bathing platform jutting out over the Mar Menor A superb place for an authentic paella, cocktail, ice cream, coffee or well priced lunchtime menu. Address details: Balneario La Encarnación Paseo Manzanares Los Alcázares Telephone..

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Iglesia de San Andrés de Mazarrón
Mass is celebrated daily at the Church of San Andrés in Mazarrón This is the church used most extensively for worship today within Mazarrón itself, and offers daily mass for those living in or visiting the town. (Mass is given in Spanish.)..

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The Los Baños archaeological museum in Alhama de Murcia
"Los Baños" Archaeological Museum The "Los Baños" archaeological museum of Alhama de Murcia, which is next to the church of San Lázaro at the foot of the hill on which the castle stands, was created in order to preserve..

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Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucia
The Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucía recognises Cartagena´s glassmaking traditions Cartagenas new glass museum, the Museo del Vidrio de Santa Lucía, has now opened its doors to the public and is up and running as an exhibition facility and training..

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Real Casino de Murcia
Murcia Casino Casinos can best be described as social clubs, locations where the elite, ambitious and monied can gather to socialise together in an exclusive environment. Membership is by subscription and many casinos still operate throughout..

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Murcia Cathedral
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Parque Minero La Unión
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Playa Paraiso Mud Bathing
Cartagena Romans swore by these mud beauty treatments  Covering an area of 170km, the Mar Menor is the largest salt water lake in Europe, and is a mecca for sportspeople, the unique conditions creating perfect sailing winds, the enclosed waters..

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Museo de San Javier in San Javier
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Museo de la Ciudad, Murcia
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Archaeological Museum Murcia
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Museo Hidráulico Los Molinos del Río Segura
Murcia watermill museum, the Molinos del Río Located on the banks of the River Segura, which flows through the centre of Murcia, this is an atmospheric, working watermill museum, a vital cog in the food chain which supplied Murcia and thecapital..

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The Matildes Mine in El Beal
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The Salzillo Museum, Museo Salzillo, Murcia
The Salzillo Museum celebrates the work of Francisco Salzillo The Museo Salzillo, the Salzillo Museum Francisco Salzillo is a name synonymous with Baroque sculpture in Murcia, working at a time when the exuberance and drama of Baroque art and architecture..

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Monasterio y Iglesia de las Agustinas de Murcia
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Pozos de nieve, the snowhouses, Totana, Sierra Espuña
An interesting walk for the whole family in the mountains of Sierra Espuña The Sierra Espuña is a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year, with a vast range of options available to those..

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Family walks in the Sierra Espuña, the Route of the Dinosaur
La Senda del Dinosaurio high in the mountains behind Alhama de Murcia 1.5 - 2km in length, perfect for a young family looking for a gentle stroll through the woods. This is a charming walking route for both adults and children in the beuatiful..

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Visitor Centre of San Antonio el Pobre, Murcia
El Centro de Visitantes San Antonio el Pobre One of the great undiscovered treasures of the Region of Murcia is the whole area which lies just a few kilometres from the heart of Murcia capital, the Parque Natural El Valle. The park area itself..

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Museo Parroquial San Javier
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The Roman villa of Los Villaricos in Mula
Mula, Villa Romano de Los Villaricos The municipality of Mula is the location of a major, large scale Roman agricultural villa in the area of Los Villaricos, close to the banks of the River Mula. This is one of the most important villas of its..

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Cartagena Burial Necropolis 3rd-7th century
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El Parque Escultórico Antonio Campillo, Murcia
Antonio Campillo is one of Murcias best loved sculptors El Parque Escultórico Antonio Campillo, an open air sculptural park featuring 9 pieces by the murcian sculptor after whom it was named, and one by Marta Balmaseda ,his student and friend..

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Caldero murciano, the typical dish of the Mar Menor
El Arroz Caldero, how to prepare this famous Murcian dish This is a typical dish of the Mar Menor, and the recipe dates back to the 19th century, when the fishermen of the region used to prepare it on the beach, using the small fish which were not..

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Museum of ethnic instruments, the Carlos Blanco Fadol collection, Barranda
The Museo de Música Étnica, Barranda The man responsible for this amazing place is one individual.  Carlos Blanco Fadol. There are many accomplished musicians throughout the world with a passion for music, who are moved to explore their art..

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Museo Carrilero, Caravaca de la Cruz, sculptural museum
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Rincon del Hornillo Águilas
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MUBAM, Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia
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MURAM, Museum of Modern Art, Museo Regional de Arte Moderno
The MURAM in Cartagena is the Region of Murcia's most important modern art museum  This museum is housed in the Palacio Aguirre, one of the most architecturally important buildings of Cartagenas modernist movement. It  is located on the..

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Cabo de Palos, visiting the lighthouse and marina area, a great ride out for bikers
Where to go Mar Menor, walk up to the lighthouse at Cabo de Palos or enjoy an ice cream in the busy marina Cabo de Palos is a small peninsula which juts out into the Mediterranean sea, on one side stretching out along unspoilt coastline towards..

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Cartagena, La Chapa anti shipping and anti submarine batteries, by Portman Bay
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Cartagena, Cenizas and Negrete Military Batteries
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Cartagena Spain, The Military Museum
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Visiting the Fuerte de Navidad fortress in Cartagena by car, a roundabout route with interesting detours
Discover the timeless fishing village of La Algameca hidden in a small rocky inlet Since its restoration and conversion into a small museum between 2004 and 2007 the fortress of the Fuerte de Navidad has become a popular destination for visitors..

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Murcia The Veronicas Market, a treasure trove of scents and colours
Where to go in Murcia, follow the trail to real saffron and gastronomic goodies. Indoor markets are a murcian tradition , fresh food and produce being of vital importance to Spanish housewives, who will ruthlessly maul through the produce and complain..

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Murcia, The Museo Ramón Gaya,  visiting the works of Murcia's famous native artist.
Where to go in Murcia, Museo Ramón Gaya Ramón Gaya is one of the most popular and famous artists Murcia has ever produced, and this museum has been dedicated to his memory as a showcase for his works. A little information about Ramón Gaya...

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The Pastel de Carne, Murcian Meat Pie
What to do in Murcia, sample the Pastel de Carne. The Murcian Meat pie, the Pastel de Carne, is one of the great historic dishes of the city and is still made today using the same recipe as was laid down in a 1695 Ordananza, which imposed strict..

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ARQUA, Marine Archaeology Museum, Cartagena
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Museums in Murcia City, El Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua
Where to go in Murcia, Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua, Museum of Science and Water This museum is designed to make children think about their environment and explain basic scientific principles in relation to the earth and natural surroundings...

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Las Fuentes del Marques and the Torreón de los Templarios
The Centro de Interpretacion (Nature Centre), Las Fuentes del Marques. This is an attractive natural park area, about 2km from the centre of Caravaca itself and is the ideal place to escape the milling crowds, go for a quiet, tranquil pic-nic and..

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Museo de la Vera Cruz Caravaca de la Cruz
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Caravaca de la Cruz Museo Etnografico en Miniatura Angel Reinon
An extraordinary collection of miniatures dedicated to the ethnographic history of Caravaca de la Cruz This is an extraordinary little museum and anyone who loves remarkable engineering and appreciates skilled craftsmanship should go and see it..

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A morning out in Águilas
What to do on a morning out in Águilas Itinerary Pick up map from tourist office Visit to the Casino Coffee in the Plaza de Espana, and maybe a naughty cake.....Visit to the Archaeological museum Visit to the Castillo de San Juan Photo opportunity..

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The Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena, art gallery and archaeological site
The Muralla Bizantina also contains remains of the Roman Theatre in its basement This is an interesting location, and can be added into any Cartagena itinerary as it is both a very attractive art gallery which hosts some excellent exhibitions and..

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Cartagena, Museo Arqueologico Municipal, Archaeological Museum
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