Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christian kings in the 13th century, the bustling city of Murcia offers a wide variety of architectural delights.
From the baroque Monastery of the Virgin of Fuensanta, the Patroness of the city, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the green valley of the Segura River. The orchards around are supplying all the markets in Northern Europe with fresh fruits and vegetables.
When you get to the old quarter you will be gladly surprised by the monumental Cathedral, where three different architectural styles, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, coexist in perfect harmony. Next to the main façade you can admire the Bishop’s Palace. You will then make your way to Traperia Street, in the heart of the city, where you can discover The Royal Casino, the main civil monument in Murcia, a delightful mixture of styles in a luxury environment. Founded in the 19th century as a Gentleman’s Club, it took more than 50 years to form the present layout. Paying a visit to the Royal Casino is like travelling around the world, in every room you will find impressive decorative features, including furnitures, lamps and artwork. A walk through Santo Domingo and Romea squares will allow you to feel the real atmosphere of this lively city before having free time for a coffee break and then returning to the ship.
Driving time from Cartagena: 45 minutes
Tour Duration: 4 hours and a half
Difficulty: Low. No steps, always flat pavement.
Phone: +34 968 25 91 55
Mobile: +34 650 01 73 27