Santa Maria Cathedral and other sights
Murcia offers an array of interesting places to visit as the history of the city goes back to the years 800 where it was originally founded as part of Cordoba. The most famous visiting sight is the Cathedral de Santa Maria. Finished in the 15th century the cathedral is the most impressive monument of Murcia. Spend some time exploring the cathedral that is located at the plaza del Cardinal Belluga. The city is divided by the Segura River and is known for its beautiful Baroque Cathedral, Almudi Palace and the castle of Monteagudo (where there is Arab influence, a fortress from the 11th century. There's also the Market de Veronicas, the Malecon Garden and the Museum Ramon Gaya. Other sights include the city hall and the Palacia Episcopal that is the residency of the Bishop of Murcia. There are a variety of museums to stroll around too - from the archeological to the museum of water systems and the museo de bellas Artes which shows art from Ballester and Gaya. When visiting the Murcia region visit the capital of the region, Carthagena and Caravaca de la Cruz.