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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]