Murcia

Murcia Airport Car HireMurcia is located in the south east part of Spain and is the capital of the region of the same name. The city of Murcia is located near the Segura River, which is in the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. The area is known for a mild climate that offers very little precipitation. The summers in the city are hot, with temperatures from July through August ranging from 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. During the winter months, the average temperature during the day is around 16 degrees Celsius and falls to around 4 at night.

 

Built between the years of 1394 and 1465, the Cathedral of Murcia is one of the main sites in the city to visit. The cathedral offers a Castilian Gothic style. However, the tower of the cathedral which was finished in 1792 offers a blend of different architectural styles.

 

In the square near the cathedral, there is the Bishops Palace and the Rafael Moneo, which is a controversial extension of the town hall that was built in 1999.

 

There are several other places of interest in the city as well, including the Salzillo Museum of Murcia. Some of the main works of Salzillo are held at this museum and include La Cina, La Oracion del Huerto, and Santa Mujer Veronica.

 

The city of Murcia plays host to several fiestas throughout the year. One of the most famous is the Holy Week procession which takes place the week before Easter Sunday every year. Another fiesta held in the city is the Three Cultures International Festival of Murcia which takes place each May.

 

The city of Murcia is served by Alicante Airport. For those visiting the city it is worth considering car hire at Alicante Airport to meet all of your transportation needs during your stay in the area.

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