The city of Murcia is in the region of Murcia in Southern Spain. It is set in the heart of a rich fertile plain at just 43 metres above sea level. Unlike the rest of the region, where the terrain is dry and rugged, the soil here is irrigated by the River Segura and the land has been widely and fruitfully cultivated. In the city itself the old quarter is made up of a maze of narrow streets huddled together around the Cathedral. This labyrinth is only broken by the main roads crossing through it such as the Gran Vía Escultor Salzillo.
The most pleasant parts of the city, indeed the most typically Murcian, are to be found around the gardens on the banks of the River Segura. A considerable part of the population of Murcia do not in fact live in the city itself, rather they live in houses and farmsteads scattered around it. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are grown not only for the Spanish domestic market but also for export to the rest of Europe. For this reason Murcia is often referred to as La Huerta de Europa: The Market Garden of Europe.
Visit the Cathedral, the Casino, the gardens of Florida Blanca, the castle of Monteagudo and the sanctuary of Fuensanta, museums and visitor centres,
The Murcia mappa map covers a wide area, detailed city information and the towns surrounding the city, including: Corvera (where the new airport has been built), El Palmar (Arixacca hospital) and Monteagudo. Taxi stands, train stations and bus stops are included to help you get around.
If you want a printed guide for the whole region of Murcia then get Going Native In Murcia:
Or you can buy the Going Native In Murcia book for your kindle or ebook reader from the same page.
If you just want the Murcia City guide for your Kindle or ebook reader, which is an excellent addition to your mappa map, then get: