Murcia is located in the south of Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea. It includes a fragment of the picturesque Costa Cálida with the Mar Menor lagoon. Cartagena, Murcia and Lorca are the main cities of the region.
The coast of Murcia is fragmented, full of coves and small islets. There are plenty of secluded, wild beaches where you can look for rest from the hustle and bustle. In the Mar Menor lagoon cut off from the sea, you can watch water birds and its waters are a great place for sailors.
The largest city in the region, Cartagena is a city with an ancient pedigree. The Roman theater and forum have survived here, but the city is mainly modern. You can also see the Naval Museum and the Museum of Underwater Archeology.
The capital of the region, Murcia, has much more to offer. Its historic center was built after the reconquest, and many buildings are richly decorated buildings in the Baroque style. Richly decorated churches, palaces, narrow streets and squares full of restaurants create a unique atmosphere.
In Murcia there is one of the important pilgrimage centers of southern Spain, the Basilica of Vera Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz, It contains the relics of the Holy Cross. Tourists also willingly visit the town of Lorca, in which there is a huge castle from the times of the Reconquista.