When you arrive in the region of Murcia, you will discover one of south-east Spain's best kept secrets,blessed by area's of outstanding natural beauty, more than 3000 hours of sunshine and pleasant temperatures all year round.Use La Manga Club as your base as you discover its culture, its landscape and its heritage.
3000 Years of History
A rich history, the juxtaposition of different cultures and its strategic location at the crossroads between the south and the Mediterranean make the region of Murcia a fascinating place to visit. You can discover its extensive historical, artistic, architectural and cultural wealth both 'in situ' at the sites themselves or through the region's comprehensive network of museums.
Bordered by the blue Mediterranean, the coast of the region of Murcia boasts endless sandy beaches and spectacular scenery. And then there is the Mar Menor, Europe's largest saltwater lagoon, a delight for water sports enthusiasts.
We can provide further tourist information, directions and details of guided visits for all the areas of interest.
The regional capital, Murcia, is a 45-minute drive from La Manga Club..Founded in 831 AD, it has inherited over the years a rich fusion of Moorish, medieval Christian and baroque influences that can still be felt by today's visitor. Murcia is a welcoming and friendly city, pleasantly modern whilst maintaining its traditions.
It's most important monument is the cathedral, which is characterised by the variety of architectural styles that overlapped during its construction (1394-1462). The Bishop's Palace, the Casino and several churches are also well worth a visit, as are its museums and art galleries. In the town centre, you can stroll down Trapería and Platería streets, named after the cloth merchants or silversmiths who plied their trades in each. Don't miss the Romea theatre and City Hall, built in the 19th century, with pastel-coloured façades and unusual decorative features.
The Holy Week processions in Murcia are an expression of 'fiesta' and deep religious spirit. The life-sized woodcarvings of the Passion by cian sculptor Francisco Salzillo date from the 18th century and are carried through the streets on the shoulders of the faithful. A week later, the Spring Festival is a joyful celebration of the Murcian people's origins. On 'Bando de la Huerta' day, the locals put on splendid traditional costumes and spend the whole day in the streets eating and drinking.
Browsing around the city's streets, you will also find good shopping in nice boutiques, as well as pleasant squares in which to relax and enjoy a drink or typical tapas at one of the many cafés, while you experience the special atmosphere of this authentically Spanish city.
Guided Tours can be arranaged on request.