is situated 44 Km outside of Murcia city. There is a bus connection to the city centre leaving from outside the Arrivals Terminal, operated by Latbus, line 73; the journey time is 45 minutes and tickets cost €7.00. Timetables and any additional info can be found on www.latbus.com
Murcia - Warm and BaroqueMurcia was founded in 831 by Abderraman II as the capital and strategically-located walled town by the River Segura.
Murcia conserves a many witnesses of its history and culture, among which we might highlight its most famous sight, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, over 600 hundred years old and with one of the highest tower in Spain. It presents a magnificent Baroque faade designed by Jaime Bort.
The are many examples of the Baroque style: churches of La Merced, San Miguel or San Juan de Dios, as well as some important 19th century buildings: the Casino and the Town Hall.
Cartagena - Come and take a walk through historyCartagena is a harbour city that offers more than 3.000 years of history, garrisoned with castles and blessed by a gentle breeze from the Mediterranean.
The Iberians founded it in the 5th century BC. The Carthaginian leader, Asdrubal, established a military settlement called Quart Hadas. After the Punic wars, Scipio changed the name to Carthago Nova.
Inside the town, we can enjoy the architectural marvel of the Roman Theatre, built 2.000 years ago, the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre, La Muralla del Mar (sea wall), some splendid Modernist buildings and interesting museums such as the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology.
Lorca - Travel back in time to the Middle AgesLorca, the town of one hundred coats-of-arms, was a military border outpost and an important urban centre after the Reconquest.
Its architectural jewels include La Plaza Mayor, with the Ex-collegiate Church of San Patricio, with its magnificent Baroque faade and exuberant retrochoir, the Courthouse and the Granary. There are other examples of Murcian Baroque art all over the town such as the Guevara Palace, the House of Los Mula and the House of Los Moreno.
The upper part of the town boasts the Castle, with its two famous towers: the Tower of El Espoln and the Tower of La Alfonsina.
Caravaca de la Cruz - A Legendary CityCaravaca de la Cruz is a town located on the border of Murcia and Granada. The Iberians, Romans and Muslims all passed through this town, which has developed around its Castle, built in the 15th century by the Knights Templar. However, Caravaca is essentially the holy town of the cross that carries its name.
In 1998 the Pope awarded Caravaca de la Cruz the Jubilee Year, making this town the fifth in the world, together with Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Libana, Roma and Jerusalem, to be allowed to celebrate the Perpetual Jubilee, the next Jubilee Year is 2010.
Mar Menor - A great coastal lakeThe Mar Menor is located in the southeast of the Region of Murcia and its shallow waters, gentle winds and warm waters are ideal for water-sports activities. Combined with this are its hotel infrastructure and facilities.
Close to the Mar Menor is the dreamland of La Manga. This long strip of land is located between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean Sea. It is the most important tourist location on the Costa Clida. La Manga is appreciated for its beaches and crystalline waters.
There are nearly 25 centres and schools where you can learn to dive, sail, windsurf and water-ski.