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Each year Murcia witnesses several bright and remarkable ethnic holidays and festivals which attract many tourists to the city. Plenty of entertaining programs, inimitable folk performances and festive treats are among main attractions for the city guests. A scale festival is held in Murcia in spring. Its main festive event is the Burial of the Sardine march. An original event with a weird name offers night parades and entertaining shows. All the visitors of the city as well as local folks can take part in the show.
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At nightfall the central streets of the city witness bright parades and marches during which one can meet great many of weird people in the same weird fantastic costumes and outfits. One will come across mighty volcanoes and scary daemons. The show features bright performances of local samba schools as well.
The same interesting holiday is the Festival Internacional Murcia Tres Culturas which takes place in May and is an international event. The main theme and aim of the festival is racism combating and mutual understanding of people of different cultures. The name of the festival mentions three cultures for a reason. The matter is that during the Middle Ages period the territory of the Iberian peninsula was settled by the representatives of three religious trends: Jewish, Muslim and Christian. Copyright
In the course of the history the festival has added many original, engaging traditions. Different scale conferences, exciting exhibitions and music shows are held within the festival. Regarding the entertaining events the folklore traditions of local people are best worth attention. Local folks inherited from their ancient ancestors the way of the “Auroras” song rendering being an essential part of any ethic fest.
The songs are frequently accompanied with peal of bells. The music performance looks just fantastic. Local culture features its own ethnic music instrument called dulciana. This wind instrument slightly resembling an oboe was inherited from Moor by local folks. The music played on oboe has its own name as well which is “tio de la pita”. The music is often accompanied with drumming. Local people are rather kind and amicable towards foreign tourists and proudly demonstrate their cultural traditions.
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After one of the most celebrated Christian holidays in Spain, Semana Santa, the Certamen Internacional de Tunas Costa Cálida is held in Murcia. It is annually held in the beautiful Pérgola de San Basilio garden. At this time, performers from all regions of Spain, including Canary and Balearic Islands, entertain people with their theatrical, dance, and music performances. By the end of the holiday, the best performers are awarded at the gala concert. It is a very joyful feast that will give you an excellent opportunity to learn about the pop culture of Spain without getting bored.
Murcia The middle of July is a great time to acquaint with local culture. At this time, the Festival Internacional de Folklore en el Mediterráneo is held in Murcia. It is dedicated to different cultures. Performers come from all corners of the world to show their dancing, singing, and music skills and culture. The festival is held in the central streets of the city (Plaza del Cardenal Belluga, Plaza de la Cruz, Plaza Santo Domingo, and Av. de la Libertad) where special stages are built.
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One of the most spectacular events in the region taking place in early September is the Feria de Septiembre de Murcia. Besides fairs where you can taste different wines and snacks, you can take part in other activities: amusement rides, music concerts, master classes, themed tours, art exhibitions, pet shows, and open-air cinema shows. Every year, the festival organizers prepare a surprise. For example, in 2018, it was the launching of hot-air balloons that impressed all visitors. So, the fair will stick in tourists’ memory for a long time. The festival is held at different locations of the city: parks, culture centers, concert halls, or the embankment of the Segur River.
Murcia, Spain In the city, Christian holidays are widely celebrated. As mentioned above, one of them is Semana Santa. Other important holidays are Christmas (Navidad), Epiphany (Día de Reyes), the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Asunción), and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción). On 9 June, the Day of the Region of Murcia (Día de la Región de Murcia) is celebrated in all big cities. Of course, the most large-scale events take place in the capital of the region. On the Centro Cultural Infanta Elena de Alcantarilla, music, dance, and theatrical performances that present the culture of the region are held. Then, the government rewards musicians, sportsmen, and dancers who contributed much to the development of the region.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Murcia
♥   Concatedral de San Nicolás de Bari, Alicante, 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Murcia
♥   Castle 'Castle of Monteagudo' Region of Murcia, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Orihuela' Alicante, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Old Tower' , 34.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Guardamar' Alicante, 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Atalaya' Region of Murcia, 43.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Concepción of Cartagena' Region of Murcia, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of los moros of Cartagena' Region of Murcia, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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