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Tourist Information Office:
Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Murcia
Plaza Cardenal Belluga. Edificio Ayuntamiento, 30004 (Murcia)
Tfno.: 968 358 749 / Fax: 968 358 748
Opening hours:
10am – 2pm & 4pm – 8pm
Email: informacion.turismo@ayto-murcia.es
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A famous Murcian – Fransisco Salzillo

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Murcia|

One of the most intriguing figures in the history of Murcia City is a sculptor, Francisco Salzillo, whose life covered much of the 18th Century. Salzillo’s father, Nicolás, arrived in Murcia from Naples (which was, at that time, part of Spain) at the end of the 17th Century and his son, Francisco, was born on 12th May 1707. […]

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A Warrior Priest: Luis Belluga y Moncada

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Murcia|

In our book ‘Exploring Murcia: Murcia City’, one individual who stands out for his role in the city and indeed more generally in the course of Spanish history in the 18th century, was a certain Luis Belluga y Moncada. […]

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A famous Murcian – José Moniño, The Count of Floridablanca

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Murcia|

In front of the Iglesia del Carmen, near the centre of Murcia City are the Floridablanca Gardens. It is well worthwhile simply walking through them if you are going to the city centre from the direction of the railway station, rather than just continuing along the roadside. […]

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Murcia City From The 18th Century To Modern Times

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Murcia|

If the 17th Century had been something of a disaster for Murcia, there were signs at its end of the situation improving. Unfortunately, the beginning of the next century reversed the optimism when Murcia was thoroughly caught up in what was effectively Europe’s first great modern war – The War of Spanish Succession. […]

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Murcia City in the middle ages

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Murcia|

Although the ‘modern’ Kingdom of Murcia was established at the time of the Christian Reconquest in the mid-13th Century, the early years were by no means straightforward. The City of Murcia had finally established its precedence over Cartagena in the second half of the 12th Century, but there were conflicts between Castile and Aragon, while the period saw in-migration from the north to replace the Moors who had left by Christian settlers. […]

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A brief history of Murcia City

August 26th, 2016|Categories: Murcia|

Part 1 – To Christian TimesThere has long been human settlement in the area around the City of Murcia. In the first Millennium BC, a native Iberian presence existed and a remarkable temple to a local god has been found and excavated immediately adjacent to the La Luz Visitors’ and Interpretation Centre in the El Valle hills to the south east of the city. […]

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Murcia City – The Church of San Juan de Dios

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Murcia|

One thing which Murcia City is not short of, is historic churches. That of San Juan de Dios is, however, slightly different. It is now a museum as well as church and can be easily visited by the public. In late 2014, the Church/Museum opened from 10am-2pm every day except Monday and between 5pm-8.30pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive. Entrance was free. […]

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Modern Buildings in Murcia City part two

May 25th, 2015|Categories: Murcia|

Our last article looked at a number of individual buildings in the centre of Murcia City which could be described as having some modern architectural value. This continues that theme, though concentrating on several municipal buildings (including a bridge!) and two “open spaces”. […]

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Modern Buildings in Murcia City

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Murcia|

Murcia City is full of buildings which reflect the city’s history. However, there are also more modern emblematic buildings which reflect the city’s development and architectural styles over the last 200 or so years. […]

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