The festivities of the city of Murcia continue to receive recognition and this week it was the turn of the 'Moors and Christians'. These celebrations are held in the capital in September and have been recognized by the National Interest Tourist Board , a new impulse for this event with decades of tradition.
The Federation of Moors and Christians of Murcia has had to devote considerable time and effort to get this recognition finally granted by the State Secretariaty of Tourism of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. This association was established in 1983 and since then, worked to spread the festivities according to historical documents and were promoted back in the fifteenth century.
With this new recognition, the city of Murcia continues to pile honors because the Holy Week (EASTER), the Bando de la Huerta and the Burial of the Sardine have the distinction of International Tourist Interest. All these festivals are concentrated in a couple of weeks so this gives visitors an excuse to visit Murcia in another time of year.
Feng shui is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi. The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu; literally: Tao of heaven and earth.
A few of our weekly suggestions to eat out in the region of Murcia
- Restaurante Palacete Rural de La Seda, Santa Cruz- Murcia
C/ Vereda del Catalán s/n, 30162 Santa Cruz, Carretera de Puente Tocinos (a 8 km de Murcia); Tel. 968 87 08 48
- Restaurante Los Churrascos, El Algar -Cartagena
Avda. Filipinas 13, El Algar. Muy cerca de la Manga del Mar Menor (10 km) y de Cartagena (15 km) por Autovía. Tlf.: 968 136 144.
- Restaurante Roblemar, Los Alcázares -Mar Menor
Autopista Cartagena - Alicante. Salida 786 Avda. Justo Quesada 21, Los Alcázares (Murcia). Tel: 968 582 929.
- Restaurante Rincon de Pepe, Murcia
Apóstoles, 34 Tlf.: 968 212 239
- Restaurante Hispano, Murcia
Arquitecto Cerdán 7 , Tel. 968 216 152
- Restaurante Raimundo Gonzalez, Murcia
Plaza Raimundo González Frutos, nº5 Tel. 968 220 320
- Restaurante Mariquita, Totana Murcia
C/ Cánovas del Castillo, 20. Totana (Murcia). Tfno: 968 422 554
- Restaurante Los Sauces, Cartagena
Carretera La Palma km. 4,5. Tel. 968 530758
- Restaurante La Encarnación, Los Alcázares
Condesa 3. Los Alcázares (a 10 km. de San Pedro del Pinatar) Tel. 968 575 004
A shore battery located in the Cape Tiñoso, along with batteries and Jorel Atalayon, located on the hill of Castillitos a mean height 252.2 m.
It was built between 1933 and 1936 as part of the 1926 Defense Plan to be officially designated as C-1. The architectural style of the facades and buildings trying to imitate a medieval castle, hence the name Castillitos battery. The artillery, CENIZA Battery, with two guns 38.1 cm Vickers (381/45) capable of launching a projectile, nearly a ton 35,000 meters. Was decommissioned in 1994 but still owned by the Ministry of Defence. Is declared as a Cultural and the situation was out of service pending agreement between the Ministry of Defence and the City Council for civilian use.
There are two kitchens in the Murcian cuisine.
The inside (in this rain-fed agriculture and the vegetable gardens and orchards) and the coast.
In the tiny space the richness and variety is extraordinary. It must be admitted that the Murcian cuisine is not sufficiently known, but justice is one of the best in Spain. It is integrated into the Levante and Mediterranean cuisine.
On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is the city of Murcia.
So much to do in Murcia, and enjoy the sunny beaches of golden, sand washed by the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor.
Murcia, a tour of his artistic heritage dating from the time when it was capital of the Tudmir Cora. Among the things to do in Murcia visit the Baroque Cathedral on the outside while on the inside Gothic prevails. We can also visit the museum of the Cathedral where the cathedral treasure is exhibited.
The Murcia Andalusian heritage walking route in its narrow streets as the "PLATERIA" and the "TRAPERIA". Visit the beautiful Casino which is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city. It is still considered of cultural interest. Inside, it is worth seeing the Arabic-style courtyard inspired by the Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra in Granada. Also the vast library of the casino.
One of the most important monuments in Murcia is the former Convent of Santo Domingo. It is also advisable to make a stop in Murcia to find the House and the Palace Cerdá Almodóvar.
Do not miss a stop in Murcia by the Monastery of Santa Clara la Real, Moorish palace, where al-Qasr al-Saghir is buried. Near the town we have to make a trip to Murcia Jeronimos Monastery and the Shrine of Fuensanta.
Check out the Murcia museums such as Santa Clara, the Archaeology, the Fine Arts, Science and Water, among others.
If you want beaches after learning of their heritage, go to San Javier San Javier, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and La Manga del Mar Menor, Mazarron and Aguilas. Murcia's beaches are characterized by warm waters where you can enjoy water sports like sailing, swimming, wind surfing, kite and canoeing.
Within the Community of Murcia, the towns have a unique natural beauty and people are very nice, gentle and understanding. Among the best place to do a tour in Murcia is in Cartagena with its Roman monuments. Lorca is another city with much history. Alhama de Murcia is a village in the mountains where we can go hiking and enjoy nature. Caravaca de la Cruz, is one of the most representative towns of the region and Archena famous for its hot springs. And the Ricote Valley holds a lot of Arab heritage.