Hotels in the Region of Murcia, Spain
CITY FEATURED HOTELS, REGION OF MURCIA, SPAIN
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- a city on the river
Segura in southeastern Spain and the capital of the Autonomous Community
of Murcia. Murcia is built nearly in the centre of a low-lying fertile
plain, known as the huerta or market garden of Murcia, which includes the
valleys of the Segura and its right-hand tributary of the Guadalentín
or river Sangonera, and is surrounded by mountains. Worth visiting: the
Cathedral was built between 1394 and 1465 in Castilian Gothic style. Its
tower, only completed in 1792, shows a mixture of styles: the first two
stories were built in Renaissance style (1521-1546), the third one is Baroque,
and the bell pavilion has Rococo and Neoclassical influences. The main
façade (1736-1754) is considered a masterpiece of the Spanish Baroque
style. Other noteworthy buildings in the square in front of the Cathedral
(Plaza Cardenal Belluga) are the colourful Bishops palace (18th century)
and a controversial extension to the town hall, by Rafael Moneo.
The Glorieta, next to the Segura river, has traditionally been the center
of the town. This a pleasant landscaped square, built in the 18th-century.
The Ayuntamiento (City Hall) is located here.
a Glimpse of Murcia by Leroy Calstard
Hotels in Murcia
A metropolitan city rich in historical
architecture yet modern is Murcia. The city is almost built in the heart
of what is called in Spanish as Huerta (orchard or vineyard). The whole
city itself is geographically situated between two mountains and close
to the sea.
Before traveling to Murcia, it is
best that you get information of what to expect from this city; first is
that it experiences little rain and the climate is very unpredictable with
severe heat experienced during summer and frost is common during winter.
The City of Murcia can be reached
via its airport named Murcia-San Javier Airport which is located in the
southeast portion of Murcia at the edge of Mar Menor. Travelers and holiday
makers also fly in via the Alicante airport.
Orchard, dominately occupies a great
part of the city hence this is the most known and very significant landscape.
Aside from this, the city has vast expanse of landscapes that makes it
appealing. The Regional Park is also within the city, the Carrascoy and
the Valley. The sights to behold are the best part when traveling to this
city, first off is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena, uniquely
built with different styles, a mixture of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo
and Neoclassical. If you're one who is into designing the place is just
for you. The Bishop's Palace is a must for everyone to visit and have their
picture taken, can be easily found in the square fronting the Cathedral
is this colorful structure.
The city is pedestrian friendly especially
when you see yourself being one with the rest of the locals walking along
the streets of Plateria and Traperia. Significantly, Traperia covers the
area from the Cathedral to Plaza Santo Domingo, where you the market place
used to stand. Aside from walking, the other forms of transportation that
you can use to see the whole city is via bus, tram or train.
Nothing more famous around Spain
when the city of Murcia is mentioned is the Holy Week processions. The
museum's delicately detailed sculpture's of the story of Christ's crucifixion,
is taken out and travels around the city in a what is called an elegant
procession of flowers, candles is lit during night. The procession depicts
the events that lead to the Crucifixion
Bando de la Huerta which happens
on a Tuesday after the Holy Week is the most colorful and lively celebration
in the city. This is the time where in Murcians done their traditional
huertano clothes and they celebrate on the streets until the Entierro dela
Sardina(Burial of the Sardine) parade which happens on a Saturday.
May is the month where in the city
celebrates Murcia Three Cultures International Festival. This was created
to promote a harmonious relationship between the three major cultures that
inhabits the city namely Christians, Jews and Muslims. They share the cultures
mainly through music and sometimes they hold symposiums.
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Hotel AC Murcia is a modern
hotel in a quiet location 3 kilometres from the restaurants, bars and fine
baroque churches of Murcia town centre. Murcia's cathedral, the pedestrian
street Calle de la Trapería, the casino and Salzillo Museum can
all be found within five kilometres of the hotel. Guests can relax in the
air-conditioned hotel lobby and enjoy complimentary coffee and newspapers.
Those in pursuit of health and beauty can work out in the gym, then steam
up in the sauna or cool off in the pool. The hotel's Sala restaurant is
open for breakfast and dinner, and there are several good restaurants in
Murcia town centre. This four-floor hotel features 108 well-lit, air-conditioned
guestrooms with neat, functional decor and oak furniture.
The Hotel Campanile Murcia
is a modern property set within a commercial district of Murcia, two kilometres
from the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace. In the Restaurant Campanile
a wide choice of set menus, all-you-can-eat buffets and a la carte dishes
are available in a relaxed setting; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty coffee in the café
bar, or unwind in front of the television in the lobby area. Those wishing
to explore the area can consult the multilingual staff at the 24-hour front
desk for tour assistance. Guests can also benefit from conference facilities
and complimentary parking onsite. There are numerous attractions within
eight kilometres of the hotel: the Cathedral, Romea Theatre, Episcopal
Palace, Casino, Almudi Palace, Salzillo Museum.
The Hotel Hesperia Murcia
is set right in the historical and commercial centre of Murcia. Completely
refurbished in 1998, it incorporates every service imaginable in a three
star hotel. It also has a restaurant, snack bar/cafeteria, lounge, a television
room, and air conditioning in all public areas. The Hesperia Murcia is
ideal for holding conventions as it has meeting rooms for up to 130 people,
projection rooms with screens, a private office and a meeting room. Hostess
and interpreting services complete the package for companies choosing this
hotel for their corporate meetings. Its 120 cheerful rooms have air conditioning,
heating, a fully fitted bathroom, desk, telephone, TV, video channel and
The Hotel Nelva is located
in the centre of Murcia, Spain, next to the Centre of Congress and Auditorium.
The modern Hotel Nelva has an outdoor pool. Staff at the concierge
desk can provide information on local attractions, and there are high-speed
Internet connections in public areas. Mediterranean cuisine is served
in the formal Nelva restaurant, with white-linen-covered tables and high
ceilings. Breakfast (surcharge) is available, and guests can drink in the
bar. The hotel's meeting rooms have high speed Internet connections
and views across the gardens. Banqueting facilities are available.
Hotel Nelva's 250 climate-controlled guestrooms are decorated in calming
colours with wooden floors and oak furnishings.
LUMBRERAS FEATURED PARADOR - REGION OF MURCIA, SPAIN
- a small
city 80 km from the city of Murcia. However, it has surprisingly
varied landscapes for its size, the plains of El Esparragal being mainly
dedicated to intensive agriculture, and the contrast of the upland area
of Cabezo de la Jara. This area of great environmental interest contains
predominantly Mediterranean type vegetation and woodland, Mediterranean
pine, and even wild olive woods of great age.
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de Puerto Lumbreras, Puerto Lumbreras
Sited at a key point between
the Levante region and Andalucía, the Parador de Puerto Lumbreras
is the ideal spot to explore the beauty of the Murcia region or inland
Andalucía. The hotel is perfect for relaxation and leisure and welcomes
guests on working trips or holidays. The pool and the well-tended
garden make it easy to relax and enjoy a pleasant stay, and the other spaces
are decorated with elegance and good taste, with the outstanding light
of the region enhanced by the pastel tones of the interior. In the Parador
restaurant we especially recommend the excellent salads with local Murcia
produce and rice from Calasparra. Enjoy also fish such as bream, meats
such as lamb with garlic Cabañil style and desserts such as paparajotes
(pastries) with honey.
PACHECO FEATURED HOTELS & SPA/GOLF RESORTS - REGION OF MURCIA, SPAIN
|Torre-Pacheco is a Spanish
municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia. It has a population
of 27,400 (2005) and an area of 189.4 km². The only elevation of the
municipality is the Cabezo Gordo, where the Sima de las Palomas is. The
second oldest human remains in the Iberian Peninsula after Atapuerca were
found in this cave. During the 19th century, scores of windmills
were built around Torre Pacheco. Of the 14 that remain, four have been
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Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa, Torre Pacheco
The InterContinental Mar
Menor Golf Resort and Spa is located in Murcia, Spain, 16 kilometres from
Cartagena, and 20 kilometres from the El Mojon Beach and Calblanque Regional
Park. The hotel has its own nine-hole golf course. This boutique spa hotel
features a fitness centre with weights, Technogym cardio- vascular machines,
and personal trainers. There are indoor and outdoor pools, and wireless
Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The InterContinental
Mar Menor Golf Resort and Spa's Nomad restaurant has an open kitchen and
serves dishes influenced by southern Spain and North Africa. With
its open air setting, Al Fresco serves barbecue and Mediterranean dishes,
and AQVA creates Spanish and Mediterranean dishes from the finest cuts
of meat and fresh local ingredients. The hotel's three bars serve a wide
selection of snacks and drinks. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.
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