Europe’s Vegetable Garden - Murcia

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Murcia City stands on River Segura banks and has fertile landscapes for its surroundings. There are plenty of vegetable and fruits plantations here and hence the region has gained the name vegetable garden of Europe. There are also spices to complete to the list and all these are not only for local consumption are they are exported to other European countries.

The city has other major attractions to it besides the plantations and farms and among them are churches, palaces and museums. Some of the spots you can’t afford to ignore while here include Baroque and Renaissance themed cathedral that also has some Gothic elements. The 18th century Archiepiscopal Palace is also worth a glimpse and so is the Real Casino.

Other attractions in Murcia are the Salzillo museum that was dedicated to Francisco Salzillo a religious sculptor, the Romea Theater elegantly standing in a building that is very modern marked by grey and pink stones as well as the famous Murcia bridges Pasarela and Hospital Bridge. They offer amazing sights of the city and are some of the best spots to catch a beautiful breathtaking view of other areas surrounding them.

When looking to go to Murcia, you should know that the municipality offers guided tours within the city most especially to the major attractions found here. This is normally done on Saturday mornings giving tourists the chance to have the best of the city at no cost at all. You might however need to make reservations in advance to ensure that you get the best from this tour. There is a tourist office situated in the square Cardenal Beluga from where all needed information can be gathered. On the square stands the Archiepiscopal Palace and a Cathedral and your guided tour is most definitely bound to begin from these two attractions of the city.

It is true that every region has something to offer to tourists be it famous or not. It all depends on how willing one is to explore and get into the new culture simply to make the holiday worth spending resources and time on. Murcia is popular but does not have lots of visitors as compared to other parts of Spain. It however still has plenty of wonderful things in store for those who choose it as the spot of choice. It helps to gather every single information about the destination you are interested in to ensure that you don’t miss the best parts during your tour.

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This article was published on 2011/10/10