Murcia was founded in 831 by Abd-Al-Rahman II on a privileged location, in the centre of the Valley of the River Segura. The city wall offers a good idea of the importance achieved by the city under Arab rule, and the remains of part of the wall are still visible in different places around the city; the wall originally measured 15 metres in height and had 95 towers.

In the 18th century many baroque style churches were built in Murcia which now mark the city. These churches include La Merced, San Miguel, Santa Ana, Las Claras, Santo Domingo, Santa Eulalia and San Juan de Dios, which combine their artistic and architectural designs with an important pictorial and sculptural heritage, containing numerous important works, including most notably those produced by Francisco Salzillo.

The streets and squares of Murcia also offer magnificent examples of 19th century architecture, such as the Town Hall, the Victoria Hotel, the Romea Theatre and particularly the Casino, built in 1847 and extended after 1902, and which contains decorations of great interest, such as its dance hall, the neo-nazarí (13th - 15th century Muslim dynasty in Granada) patio or the library, as well as its façade decorated by magnificent sculptures.

Fun & Culture

LOS PLACERES DE LA CARNE, Simón García, Murcia - restaurant

RINCON DE PEPE, Cl. Apóstoles, Murcia - restaurant

ALZAHAR, Vereda Zapatas, Llano De Brujas - Murcia restaurant

Semana Santa Festival

Easter Friday before with the procession of the Most Holy Christ our Refuge (Santísimo Cristo del Amparo)
Festival Internacional del Folklore,
The city's September Fair (5th-8th) includes a classic among Murcian festivals, the Folk Festival, with performances by groups from all over the world.

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