Murcia Day Trip and Orihuela Town
Murcia Day Trip and Orihuela Town - A day away from the beach
Murcia Day Trip and Orihuela Town includes pick up/drop off from Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa (upon request, free of charge), guided walking city tour to most important landmarks and sights of both cities, like the Old Town streets, and most famous architectural monuments.
*NOTICE* that the lunch is not included in the price.
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Murcia is a large city in the southeastern part of Spain and the administrative centre of the region of the same name. Located on the banks of the Segura River, 25 km from the Mediterranean Sea. Murcia is a kind of compromise between a bustling metropolis and a province. A university city with a rich history, which is characterized by calmness.
Tourist Attractions in Murcia Spain
When visiting Murcia, you can enjoy is rich in historical and cultural sites, attractions, presented here in the form of cathedrals, castles, squares, museums and monuments.
Cathedral of Murcia and the Bishop's Palace
Murcia Cathedral (Catedral de Murcia) or Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Iglesia Catedral de Santa María) is the main attraction in Murcia city.
The construction of the temple began in 1388 and continued until 1467. The cathedral was expanded more than once, so its architecture reflected the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and neoclassicism styles. In the middle of the 19th century, the building suffered a severe fire after it, the central altar and choir had to restore completely.
Palacio Episcopal de Murcia was founded in the 17th century, completed in 1786. The palace complex consists of two buildings: the high observation deck of Martillo and the residence, decorated in the spirit of mannerism. The walls of the buildings are painted with bright fresco ornaments.
Most interesting things to see inside the palace are the Bishop’s Chapel, the imperial staircase and the patio with three arcades. The balcony of the palace is decorated with the shield of Bishop Roche.
Real Casio De Murcia
Real Casio de Murcia located near the Cathedral, on Traperia street. The architecture of the building combines the late Baroque, neo-Moorish, neoclassical style with elements of modernism.
The casino built by the architect Pedro Cerdan, the interior patio decor, stylized in the style of the Alhambra, was made by Manuel Castagnos. The most impressive of the interior spaces is the Ballroom built in 1875. The Royal Casino houses a Victorian library with a collection of 20,000 volumes.
Orihuela is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Valencia. Founded by the ancient Romans, it is a city of monuments, monasteries and palaces. Moreover, many historical monuments are perfectly preserved and amaze with their splendour.
Things to do in Orihuela
Despite its small size, Orihuela has a lot to see. It is a city with a rich history. Orihuela first settlement dates back to the Bronze Age (about 3.5 thousand years ago), that is why there are interesting historical sights here.
Convent of St. Domingo and Cathedral of Orihuela
Two religious buildings that aren’t going to left you indifferent.
Convent of St Domingo of Orihuela is a fully-functional private primary and secondary school. The chapel in the golden layout is magnificent.
The construction of the holy Catholic church dates back to the beginning of the XIV century. Strictly Gothic style, without the slightest signs of being distracted by any other styles.
The main altar of the Cathedral is rightfully considered an artistic value: from the sides framed with Gothic gratings, and its central part is closed by a beautiful piece of medieval casting – a Renaissance grating. In the last century, the main chapel and altar were damaged during the Civil War but subsequently restored. The Cathedral also owns several chapels, rich in their decoration and historical past.
Orihuela Old Town
Here you will discover typical Spanish landscapes, narrow streets, multi-coloured facades with graceful balconies decorated with flowers. Almost the entire old centre of Orihuela is a historical reserve with many architectonical monuments.