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Situated between the southern beaches of Almería and the northern resorts of Costa Blanca, Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain which is often overlooked in favor of its more tourist heavy neighbors. The city is a large University town, with many centuries old structures and canals throughout the area, and has for several hundred years reaped the rewards of producing and exporting silk. With Venere you can find your ideal hotel in Murcia without the hassle of searching all over the internet. Let Venere take the stress out of finding your perfect hotel by letting you view thousands of user submitted reviews and hotel photo galleries so that you can feel confident knowing that you have made the right choice. There is even a Google maps location on the hotel page, so you can see what is going on in the local area, from landmarks to transport links.
What's Murcia Like?
Murcia offers an authentic Spanish experience, with plenty of historical monuments and local festivals. Murcia is famous throughout the area for its food, especially their diverse selection of tapas. History buffs and sightseers alike will be delighted at what the city has to offer, such as the Cathedral de Santa Maria. The Real Casino de Murcia offers a change to gamble in high style, while The Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Fuensanta, Museo Salzillo, and Santa Clara Monastery & Museum offer some beautiful architectural sites. For a more typical tourist experience, you can explore the likes of the Terra Natura zoo, Romea Theatre, or any number of outdoor activities going on. Barely a month goes by where there city is not enjoying a festival such as Festival of Moors and Christians, La Fiesta de las Cuadrillas, Holy Week, and the Three Culture International Festival.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Murcia
One of the most striking aspects of Murcia is that the terrain around the city is near desert, a situation that the city's founders tried to remedy by building canals. During the Summer months of July to September the temperatures can reach as high as 34°C and with very little wind. Always be sure to carry around bottled water to combat the intense heat all year round. The local Spaniards are easy going, however as Murcia does not experience as much tourist traffic as the nearby Almería and Costa Blanca, it would be best to carry a pocket phrase book around as English is less common here. You can find travel guides on the Venere website so that you can see all the local attractions going on around your chosen hotel, and begin planning your vacation.