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Region of Murcia Travel & Accommodation Guide, Spain
Bed & Breakfasts & Rural Tourism Accommodation in Region of Murcia, Spain

Town of Orihuela, Murcia Province, Spain
Primarily an agricultural area with many traditional towns inland of much historical interest, located in the southeast of the country between Andalucía and Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast.  The coast, Costa Calida ("the warm coast"), on the Mediterranean is a major tourist attraction, with beaches of fine sand and plenty of water sports available.  The capital city, Murcia, has many historic attractions.
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Murcia Travel Reading:
Have a Glimpse of Murcia
Mar Menor Is A Vacation Treasure
Booking a Great Holiday in Costa Calida
Discover Murcia this Summer
Play Golf in Murcia
A Guide for Tourists who Enjoy Sightseeing in Murcia, Spain
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Hotels in Murcia:
Self-Catering Costa Calida:
Aguilas Hotels - Archena Spa Hotels - Caravaca de la Cruz -  
Aguilas Self-Catering - Cartagena Holiday Rentals
Cartagena Hotels -La Manga del Mar Menor Hotels -  
Condado De Alhama/Polaris World Golf Rentals
Murcia Hotels - Puerto de Mazarrón - Puerto Lumbreras Hotels
De Vere Roda Golf and Beach Resort Rentals
Torre-Pacheco Golf & Spa Hotels
El Valle Golf Resort Self-Catering
La Manga del Mar Menor Vacation Rentals
Murcia Bed & Breakfasts/Rural Hotels:
Rural Self-Catering Accommodation:
Alhama de Murcia B&B - Caravaca de la Cruz
Cartagena Rural Tourism

A Guide for Tourists who Enjoy Sightseeing in Murcia Spain   by Peter Mason

Sightseeing in Murcia, Spain is one of the most enriching experiences for any tourist or traveler who would be fortunate enough to pass by this province. With a rich history dating back to around 825 A.D. when it was first founded, Murcia has seen much of religious transition from Islam to Christianity. Anyone who has a very strong interest in the religious history of Spain may find it here, as it contains many churches and cathedrals as old as it was first discovered.

One of the most noted construct is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena, which was built between 1394 and 1465. Most of the succeeding religious buildings were instead built throughout the 15th and 18th century. Thus one may see why there are some designs inspired by Baroque, Renaissance and others.
Getting there

Reaching the province of Murcia is easy, as it has two main access points via airplane. The primary entry point is its own Murcia-San Javier Airport, and the alternative is airport in the neighboring province of Alicante.

Once in the city, moving around will be quite convenient with the many transportation methods such as Buses, Trams, Trains and Taxicabs.

Even if Murcia has already been urbanized, it still is a major producer of agricultural food. It supplies neighboring provinces and technically the whole of Spain with fresh produce such as tomatoes, lettuce, lemons and oranges.

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With a blossoming tourism rate, Murcia has directed its economic drive to the propagation of its "residential tourism". Wherein real estate is made quite affordable and accessible for travelers and tourists. Europeans and other foreigners who wish to have a second home in this peaceful urbanized province may do so, as it is an ideal place of relaxation and meditation.

Festivities to look out for in Murcia

Anyone who wishes to take part of the festivities in Murcia may opt to best fly in during the Holy Week celebration where in such processions are numerous. During this week, residents take out life-sized holy figurines and parade these around the city which attracts more people to attend.

Another festivity worth seeing is the Bando de la Huerta, usually celebrated after Holy Week celebrations. In this, participants dress up in the traditional huertano clothing and parade around the city.

Murcia also boasts one of the best made wines from the rich, fertile soil that the city is located.

Since Spain has been a melting pot of different races who have influenced the citizenry and the different established religions, the Three Cultures International Festival is celebrated in May. Its main objective is to unite the Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the celebration of national identity.

Be sure to properly set up hotel reservations and an itinerary of the schedule of events to be done when visiting Murcia to avoid waiting and delays.

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About the Author - The scriptwriter Peter Mason is really interested in information related to sightseeing in Murcia, Spain. You can come across his articles on Murcia map at other sources for Murcia map information.
BED & BREAKFASTS IN MURCIA, SPAIN

ALHAMA DE MURCIA BED & BREAKFASTS/GUEST HOUSES - MURCIA, SPAIN

Alhama de Murcia is a Spanish municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia. It has a population of 18,779 (2006) and an area of 311.83 km².  The Sierra Espuña is a mountain range of more than 25,000 hectares in the centre of the region of Murcia in between the two valleys of the Guadalentin and Pliego rivers. El Berro, a village of just 100 inhabitants, situated at 650 metres’ altitude, is in Sierra Espuña and still functions according to popular local traditions. There are many useful facilities here. It is an ideal area for walking and other outdoor sports such as mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, canoeing, potholing and orienteering, amongst others. Click to view map
Rusticae Bajo el Cejo - Guest House, El Berro, Alhama de Murcia
The hotel is of significant historic interest. The upper building was originally used by charcoal makers, who were amongst the first village settlers in El Berro and the lower building was a water mill, both buildings being set amongst picturesque rock formations and striking natural features.  The hotel is perfectly integrated in its natural and green surroundings. With the lovely sound of the Fuente del Chorrico stream still flowing by to this day, the atmosphere is particularly tranquil and magical.  Your accommodation contains everything you need for an enjoyable stay with modern and comfortable furniture. There are 4 shared reception rooms with comfortable sofas to lounge on, two of which have fireplaces for seasonal log fires. There is an outdoor swimming pool which is also tastefully integrated in the beautiful surroundings, with various terraces and pretty areas from which to admire the impressive countryside and enjoy peaceful moments

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ BED & BREAKFASTS/BOUTIQUE HOTELS - MURCIA, SPAIN

Caravaca de la Cruz (or simply and more commonly Caravaca) is a town and municipality of southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia, near the left bank of the River Argos, a tributary of the Segura. This city is the capital of the northwest Region of Murcia. It is the Fifth Holy City of Catholic Christianity, having been granted the privilege to celebrate the jubilee year in perpetuity in 1998 by the then Pope John Paul II), along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Camaleño (Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana). It celebrates its jubilee every seven years; the first being in 2003, when it was visited by the then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. In 2010 was celebrated the second jubilee, and it surpassed the one million mark of visits received in 2003.

Caravaca is dominated by the medieval Castle of Santa Cruz, and contains several convents and a fine parish church, with a miraculous cross celebrated for its healing power, in honor of which a yearly festival is held on the 3 May. Caravaca is home to many monuments ands museums, many of which are important tourist attractions. The hills which extend to the north are rich in marble and iron. The town is a considerable industrial centre, with large iron-works, tanneries and manufactories of paper, chocolate and oil.

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Casa Pedro Barrera, Boutique Hotel, La Almudema, Caravaca de la Cruz
This unique 300 year old "cortijo" (farmhouse), set in 20,000m2 of almond groves, was once owned by the famous bullfighter Pedro Barrera Elbal. Lovingly renovated, the property offers five luxury suites, lounge, dining room and library.  Set in comfortable grounds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the hotel has a swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. A restful place offering seclusion and tranquillity for all.  This lovely boutique hotel is only 15 minutes from Caravaca de la Cruz, the 5th holiest city in the world.
RURAL SELF-CATERING IN MURCIA, SPAIN
CARTAGENA RURAL SELF-CATERING / VACATION & HOLIDAY RENTAL ACCOMMODATION
Cartagena is a Spanish Mediterranean city and naval station in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the eighteenth century. As far back as the sixteenth century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. Click to view map
It is a walled town and has a fine harbour defended by forts. In the time of Philip II of Spain, it was a major naval seaport of Spain. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and there is a big naval shipyard. Thanks to its strategic position on the Mediterranean, Cartagena has been inhabited by many different cultures which have left their mark on its rich cultural heritage during a glorious and turbulent history.  The “Cartagena, Port of Cultures” initiative was created to allow visitors to enjoy a wide range of activities and visits, discovering the cultural wealth and rich history of the city. It’s one of the several projects to energize the tourist possibilities of this potential major cultural destination, frequently overshadowed by the mass-tourism due to the proximity of several holiday resorts, and the refinery and the industrial development which yielded a bad reputation to the city because of pollution, now fortunately eradicated.
Los Morenos, Perin, Cartagena (Ref: 3406), Self catering finca near Cartagena
3-bedroom finca in idyllic rural setting, 15 mins to Cartagena, 20 mins to Mazarron. This retreat offers the perfect get-away for those who enjoy the tranquility of a rural setting, without being too far from 'civilisation' or an opportunity to chill out at the beach. There are two good-sized bedrooms, and the largest of these, the master bedroom in the older part of the property, has a huge en-suite with a luxurious walk-in shower area complete with views of the garden and the nearby hills. A third bedroom (twin) is available for a small supplement for parties who require it. There is also a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a cosy fireplace for the chillier winter nights. The property's rear terrace provides a welcome shaded refuge from the sun in the hotter months and views over the fruit trees, while its large roof terrace provides an ideal ‘sundowner’ setting for watching the sun dip behind the mountains. Sleeps 6

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Latest update: May 4, 2012