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Destination guide

Lovely holiday lettings in Murcia

Murcia, the capital city of the Murcia region, is located in southeastern Spain, with the Segura River running across it. The city combines its Muslim and Spanish history with modern-day civilisation. For example, the old city centre stands out with its narrow streets and well-designed plazas. You’ll have a wonderful stay at your holiday letting at Murcia as you enjoy the area’s culture, charm and warm Mediterranean climate.

History

Discover the history near your Murcia holiday home

You can visit many points of interest near your holiday cottage and appreciate Murcia’s heritage and culture. The Murcia Cathedral, which took almost 300 years to complete, distinguishes itself with its massive size and the combination of three architectural styles: Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance. Built in the 14th century over the Moorish Alcazar, the Santa Clara la Real Convent Museum now houses Islamic and Christian religious artefacts. While Monteagudo Castle was built in medieval times, you can spot a modern statue of Jesus Christ on top of the castle walls. You’ll be impressed with the vast selection of artefacts at the Murcia Archaeological Museum, many of which date back to the Bronze Age and Iron Age, including Leon de Coy, a fourth-century BC lion statue.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Murcia

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Murcia a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Terra Natura (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Altorreal Golf Club (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • El Valle Golf (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Peraleja Golf (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Hacienda del Alamo Golf Club (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
  • Vistabella Golf (17 mi / 27.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Murcia

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Murcia is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Floridablanca Garden (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Murcia Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mar Menor (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Azud de Ojós (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Palmera Beach (21.7 mi / 35 km)
  • Campoamor Beach (21.8 mi / 35 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Murcia

Fly into Murcia (MJV-San Javier), the closest airport, located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), which is 37.5 mi (60.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Murcia Station.

How to get around

Travelling around your Murcia holiday rental

While a car or a taxi might be the easiest mode of transportation, you do have other options to move around Murcia. The Transportes de Murcia bus service goes throughout the city, and if you need transport to nearby cities, take the LatBus. You can use the Tranvirmur tramway to reach the city centre. For day trips, RENFE railway provides routes to cities like Madrid and Catalonia. These transportation modes will help you get from your villa rental to popular attractions.

Food & drink 

Sample the delicious food and drinks near holiday lettings

Murcia delights travellers with its tasty culinary options. You can enjoy king prawn and other fresh seafood that was fished from the Mar Menor. Rice is a popular food item and locals like to eat arroz de verduras (rice mixed with vegetables) and arroz y costillejas (rice and ribs). Farms from the nearby mountains produce much of the region’s meat for entrees, such habas con jamon (ham and broad beans). You’ll savour the fine fruit-flavoured wines that come from the Jumilla and Yecla vineyards. A popular dessert is the Jijona ice cream that contains almonds from the area. If you want to prepare your own meals at your holiday letting, you can buy meats, produce and cheeses from the food vendors at Mercado de Veronicas.

How many holiday rentals are available around Murcia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,416 holiday lettings around Murcia. From 609 villas to 587 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Murcia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Murcia:

  • Diputación de Rincón de San Ginés: 541 holiday homes
  • Residencial Benimar: 87 holiday homes
  • Lo Crispin: 21 holiday homes
  • Urbanización Jardín del Mar: 48 holiday homes
  • La Regia: 260 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Murcia?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Murcia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Peraleja Golf: 4,976 holiday lettings
  • Murcia Park: 785 holiday lettings
  • Murcia (XUT-Murcia del Carmen Train Station): 804 holiday lettings
  • Murcia Cathedral: 804 holiday lettings
  • University of Murcia: 719 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Murcia listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Murcia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 609 Villas in Murcia. Our other popular types of Murcia holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 587 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,989 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 118 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Murcia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,875 holiday homes with pool available in Murcia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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