Explore the City of Murcia, Spain.

Adrian Padina
3 min readJun 11, 2023

A brief photo tour of this beautiful, but little known, city.

Murcia Cathedral (photo by author)

Murcia is a beautiful city located in southeastern Spain, in the region of the same name. It serves as the capital of the Murcia province and is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant cultural scene.

The city’s history dates back to Roman times, and its most prominent historical landmark is the Murcia Cathedral, an impressive Gothic structure that took centuries to complete. Its towering spire dominates the city’s skyline and is a must-visit attraction.

Murcia Cathedral (photo by author)

Murcia’s old town is a labyrinth of narrow streets and picturesque squares, such as the Plaza de las Flores, lined with cafes and flower shops. Exploring this area reveals charming buildings adorned with intricate facades and colourful tiles.

One of many bars in Plaza de Las Flores (photo by author)
Watching the world go by next to the cathedral (photo by author)

Murcia has its own river, the Segura, which winds its way through the city, providing a tranquil atmosphere and picturesque views.

Bridge over the Segura River (photo by author)

There are many parks and areas to relax in the shade of a tree.

“You’ll never complete the Tour in that!” (photo by author)

And if flowers are your thing, Murcia in May is just beautiful.

Potted flowers (photo by author)
One of many flower stalls (photo by author)
Just another square in Murcia (photo by author)

Overall, Murcia offers a delightful mix of history, culture and natural beauty, making it an appealing destination for travellers seeking an authentic Spanish experience.

Taken from Plaza de Las Flores (photo by author)
Cathedral seen from the Segura River (photo by author)

I hope you enjoyed this brief photo tour. If you would like any of these prints, or to see more, let me know in the comments.



Adrian Padina

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