FROM TOWN TO TOWN

Why you should visit La Manga & The Mar Menor

January 27th, 2017|Categories: La Manga|

Most visitors to the Murcia region will have heard of La Manga and when they arrive at San Javier airport they will see something that looks like Las Vegas rising and shimmering from the Mar Menor; this is La Manga del Mar Menor. […]

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A short history of Calasparra

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Calasparra|

If you have a look around Calasparra’s Archaeological Museum, you will quickly appreciate that this part of Murcia, admittedly like so many others, has a very long and interesting history. […]

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A short history of Alhama de Murcia

December 26th, 2016|Categories: Alhama de Murcia|

Today, Alhama de Murcia appears a prosperous town which you pass on the Autovía del Mediterráneo or on the railway line from Lorca to Murcia, with the extremely large ‘El Pozo’ meat processing factory a major landmark. […]

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A short history of Totana

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Totana|

Totana is a delightful small town in the south of Murcia Province at the foot of the superb Sierra Espuña Park. Today it has a population slightly in excess of 30,000, compared to not many over 18,000 in 1981. […]

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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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Bullas – A short history

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Bullas|

We have visited Bullas on many occasions over the last 10 years and have always found it both welcoming and offering a variety of interesting things to do – […]

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A walk around Cehegin – part two

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Cehegin|

Part II From here, we quickly reach the old town’s main square and the Archaeological Museum, which is located in the historic Casa del Consejo (Council House) and Palacio de Los Fajardo. […]

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