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Travel Guide to Murcia, Spain

This is a small provincial town in southern Spain. Originally the area was pretty desolate and lifeless, but in the beginning of the 8th century the creation of an artificial system of irrigation allowed bringing the agriculture to a new level. This has made Murcia a well-known agricultural area. Besides this, important trade routes were created near the town, so trading in this region was developing just as fast as agriculture.
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Today this is a real city of contrasts: near desert areas you can see lush orchards and old houses border with ultra-modern buildings. The resort is perfect for those visitors, who like relaxing beach rest and unhurried walks. Beaches here are clean and spacious, and each of them will certainly have several restaurants and bars. Cozy squares that can be found throughout the city are simply ideal for walks.
In the center of the town you can see the most unusual historic buildings. These streets are always crowded with many people, so the traffic is limited. There are many ancient palaces and churches in Murcia. The most important architectural monument of this place is the Cathedral. The construction of this beautiful building that features the Baroque style lasted from the 14th to 16th century. The tallest tower of the cathedral, which height estimates 92 meters, is made in the Renaissance style.
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Salsilo Museums is one of the most popular and frequently visited museums. This facility was opened in honor of the genius sculptor. Here you can find the works of the master that were created in the 18th century. Another notable peculiarity about the city is its excellent kitchen. Local chefs cook true miracles, and local dishes from meat and seafood are worth the highest praise. Besides this, the town has several wineries, which products will surprise all connoisseurs of wine.
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Murcia: Major facts

Number of inhabitants 1.2 mln.
(360 000 in Murcia)
Local currency Euro, €1 = 100 cents
Working hours Spanish shops stay open Mon-Sat 9.30-13.30, and 17.00-20.30. Shopping malls and outlets stay open 10.00-22.00. Closed on Sundays
Related sites http://www.murciaciudad.com
http://www.carm.es
http://www.spain.info
Major newspapers and journals Diario De Verdad
La Opinion De Murcia
Emergency telephone numbers 112

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