The region of Murcia is sandwiched between the regions of Andalucia, to the south west, Valenciana to the east and Castilla la Mancha to the north and has over 200km of beautiful coastline. Murica is a fertile plain largely consisting of two valleys, (fed by rivers of the same names), the Segura and the Guadalentin. It forms part of the Costa Blanca on the Mediterranean Sea. Close to the border of Valenciana there is a small outcrop of land called the La Manga, which protects the Menor Sea.
There are numerous walks and chances to explore the coves and dunes of this 13km protected coast line in the Calblanque regional park near to Mar Menor. The natural park of Sierra de Espuna protects the wildlife of this region and offers you a variety of walking opportunities just to the wets of the town Alham de Murcia. On the outskirts of the park you'll also find the monastery La Santa and the hermitage Las Hertas.
Murcia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and smooth winters. It has over 300 days sunshine a year with very little rain. This climate means that nearer the coast the countryside is more arid.
Región de Murcia International Airport [ RMU ] is located a short distance outside the city itself enabling you to have easy access to your final destination without getting bogged down in the city. It is well serviced from the majority of UK airports and offers a range of cheap flights. You can also use this airport to have easy access, and a short drive to explore the areas of Hellin and Albacete in Castilla la Mancha.
Originally the city of Murcia was in the province of Cordoba when it was founded in 800 AD. The famous and unique doors of its wonderful cathedral Santa Maria built in the 15th century is spectacular. You can visit the convent of Santa Ana and buy cakes through a revolving hatch from the nuns who have taken a vow to have no further contact with the outside world! The city's 18th century sculptor, Francisco Salzillo, created a magnificent collection of polychrome sculptures. The life-sized figures and carried through the city's streets during its Easter processions. The sculptures can be viewed in the Salzillo Museum.
The city of Lorca sits high on the hilltop south west of the Sierrra de Espuna. From this advantage point occupants of the castle which dominates the city itself would have been able to observe the activities of the Moors in the province of Almeria in Andalusia Its importance to the Romans is visible in all the artefacts and historical monuments that survive today. Whilst you walk around the castle and the surrounding area you will be able to explore the Roman villas and palaces. You can also see the many beautiful churches and works of art that Lorca has to offer.
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