The Autonomous Community of Murcia is between Andalucia and Valencia, southwest of the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean coast. On it´s economy is important the fruit platations, vegetables and flowers, being one of the most important areas in Europe. Murcia has also important vineyards, with spanish designation of origin, near the towns of Bullas, Yecla and Jumilla. The climate is hot and humid duriing the summer season, and is on a semi-arid landscape. Just under one third of the total population of the Murcia region live in the capital and half live in the municipalities of Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca. The highest peak in the region of Murcia is the Massif Revolcadores, about 2015 meters.
La Manga del Mar Menor(Costa de la Luz): It is the largest natural lake in Spain and Europe's largest saltwater lake. Over 73km we will find beaches with clear waters and seabeds of great beauty. The coasts washed by the Mar Menor belong to the municipalities of San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Los Alcazares and Cartagena.
Huerta de Murcia("Murcia´s Garden"): La Huerta de Murcia is a growing valley through which flows the Segura River. Its one of the oldest irrigation networks of Spain that comes from the Muslim period.
Thermal Baths of Mula and Archena: In the Region of Murcia there are several towns that enjoy hot springs such as Archena, Fortuna or Mula. Mula for example is located about 40 km from the city of Murcia, in particular the Thermal Baths are attached to a nearby district of Mula. Water born there and the heat released due to passing through layers of warm volcanic soil, surfacing at a temperature of 38 to 40 degrees.
We will find the Archena baths 1km away in the Ricote valley near the Segura river.
Murcia in Spain has a typical Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature of 17ºC through out the year and hot summers with temperatures up to 40ºc.
The Mediterranean seaside town of Cartagena was founded around the year 227 BC C. Cartagena´s moment of glory was when it was under Roman rule, the passage of various civilizations in the city has left a mark that is seen in its historical heritage through out. The old town of Cartagena is flanked by five little hills, Molinete, Monte Sacro, Monte de San Jose, Despeñaperros and Monte de la Concepción. Around the city lies a vast plain bounded by the Sierra de Carrasco and called Campo de Cartagena. As far back as the sixteenth century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol, Galicia, in northern Spain. Cartagena had a population of 211,286 in 2007, making it the second largest city in the Region, the 6th among the non-province capitals of Spain.
Carthaginians and Romans Celebrations: In the second half of September Cartagena goes back in time, official events and celebrations with all the details.
Cartagena is a very important city in Spain in terms of historical heritage.
Cartagena Roman Theatre: Important Landmark of Cartagena. It was built in the late first century BC and was discovered in 1988.
Concepción Castle: Concepcion Castle is a medieval building from the XIV s.XIII century located on the Conception Mountain above the city port of Cartagena. It was built in the S. XIII.
Mucho Más Mayo(Young Talents): Film, photography, sculpture, video, music, theater, performance of young talents.
Cartagena Film Festival: The city is flooded through documentaries, feature films, animated tales etc.
SOS 4.8 Festival (Murcia): Summer Festivals in Murcia, on April 30 and May 1, 2010. Music, contemporary art, reflection and cutting edge contemporary music.
This beautiful coastline stretches from El Mojon from the north to Four Eagles Bay in the south. His unique microclimate makes it maintain a high average temperature and a relative degree of aridity which is clearly reflected in the landscape.
Mazarron Port: Mazarron is chosen destination for thousands of visitors each year. The charm of the town lies in its numerous beaches, 35km of coastline, where many "calas" are still untouched.
Mar Menor is a salty lagoon separated to the Mediterranean sea by a 22 kilometers (13,67 miles) long and 100 to 1200 meters width sand stripe in the Region of Murcia. It belongs to four municipalities: Cartagena, San Javier, Los Alcázares and San Pedro del Pinatar. Its relatively high salinity, which aids floatation, and remarkable sporting infrastructures make this one of the most popular places in Europe for practice and training of most water sports and certainly for enjoying sunny beaches.
Isaak Peral(Cartagena, 1st of June 1851): Scientist and inventor of the first military submarine torpedo.
Francisco Salzillo(Murcia,21st Mayo 1707): Baroque sculptor considered the most representative of the eighteenth century. Its museum is located in the plaza of St. Augustine of Murcia.
Airport: San Javier Murcia´s airport is located in Santiago de la Rivera, on the north bank of the Mar Menor, and we can get there on the AP-7. There are buses that will take us to Murcia, Cartagena and Alicante Campoamor, changing in the nearby Santiago de la Rivera.
Roads: Murcia is located approximately 400km from Madrid and about 590km from Barcelona.
Buses: The bus station in Murcia is located in the heart of the capital, and connects
In San Andrés S/N
Railway. Train station: Murcia´s train station is in Calle De La Industria S/N
CARTAGENA. Bus station: Avenida Trovero Marín (near Plaza Bastarreche), 3 30202
CARTAGENA. Train Station: Plaza Bastarreche, sn
Distance Cartagena-Murcia: 50km