Murcia - Costa Calida

Murcia is a large city at the heart of the Segura river valley, and according to the nineteenth century writer Augustus Hare would "From the stagnation of it's long existence would be the only place Adam would recognise if he returned to the Earth". Founded by the Moors in the ninth century, and on the banks of the Rio Segura, Murcia became an important trading centre. Today it is the commercial area of the region and still retains its old charm.

Murcia's grand cathedral, which began in 1394 has a variety of styles with strong gothic influences. There a re few tourists, and nestled in the Mountains, this city has unspoilt air and tranquillity - which is unusual for a modern city.

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