Murcia Tour

Murcia, Spain

€ 39,00

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Visit historic Murcia.  We take you on this 6 hour tour, the Spanish city of Murcia.  While there we will visit historic sites, while others in the group may decide to go shopping.  We end the tour with a nice Spanish meal & drinks and then return to Mojacar.  For more information about Murcia, read the short facts below about some of the tourist attractions.

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Murcia has become a hub for having some of the best shopping on the Costa Blanca/Costa Calida. Murcia is the largest city of the province of Murcia and to the north of the city, just south of the Costa Blanca there are many shopping malls and developments with many people driving hours and hours in order to take a day trip to go shopping in Murcia, such is the great variety of major retailers in one place and location. If you are in the mood to see some architectural beauty while in Murcia the Town Hall Square and the Episcopal Palace are worth a visit. Source: http://www.spainmadesimple.com/costa-calida/murcia/shopping

Shopping
Murcia has become a hub for having some of the best shopping on the Costa Blanca/Costa Calida. Murcia is the largest city of the province of Murcia and to the north of the city, just south of the Costa Blanca there are many shopping malls and developments with many people driving hours and hours in order to take a day trip to go shopping in Murcia, such is the great variety of major retailers in one place and location. If you are in the mood to see some architectural beauty while in Murcia the Town Hall Square and the Episcopal Palace are worth a visit. Source: http://www.spainmadesimple.com/costa-calida/murcia/shopping

Sights:

Catedral de Murcia
Murcia Cathedral has many Renaissance and Baroque elements, although its interior is fundamentally Gothic.
Created in 1394 on the site of a former mosque. It was Bishop Fernando de Pedrosa who placed the cornerstone. The interior is Gothic. The façade is Baroque and was built according to design by Jaime Bort. It has a 95-metre tower that took more than two hundred years to build with the involvement of many different architects, of whom Ventura Rodríguez stands out especially. Los Vélez Chapel is Flamboyant Gothic and has a vaulted ceiling with star-shaped skylights, while Los Junterones Chapel is in Renaissance style. Source: http://www.spain.info/en_US/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/murcia.html

Church of San Nicolás de Bari
It is in the Baroque style, and dates from the Muslim period. It stands on the site of a mosque, which after the reconquest was converted into a church. The new building was begun in 1736 under the direction of the architect Fray Antonio de San José. The church has a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, with side chapels and two doors. The main façade is a treasure of Baroque art, thanks to the diagonal arrangement of its pilasters and the arching of the cornice and the mouldings. The two doors are decorated with capitals and wreaths, and crowned by two medallions representing the Apotheosis of San Nicolás and the Saint in a mystic trance, both attributed to Francisco Salzillo. Highlights include the octagonal vault, the tower with the square floor plan, and the stucco decoration on the interior, typical of the Baroque style. It houses the religious image of the Santísimo Cristo del Amparo y la Dolorosa, attributed to Salzillo.

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