Icy cold springs, moonscapes, badlands and enchanted natural cities in the Costa Cálida! Far from being simply a stretch of coastline in the western Mediterranean, the Region of Murcia has a fantastically varied landscape..
Sustainable tourism in the green heart of the Region of Murcia If what you need it to get away from it all and breathe the fresh, clean air of the mountains while leaving the stress of everyday life behind you, the perfect..
Locations to send chills down your spine even in the heat of the Costa Cálida summer! The Region of Murcia is renowned for its sunshine, the warmth of its climate and its people, the good living and the delicious food, but..
Treasures not far from the beaches of the Costa Cálida, selected by the Murcia tourist board We all know that the most common reasons for visiting the Costa Cálida are the warm climate, the fabulous beaches and the clear..
Ideas for making the most of the green heart of Murcia in the mountains of Sierra Espuña If you count yourself as a lover of nature and of escaping the daily routine to breathe pure air and indulge in open-air sports, the..
The spa waters of Alhama were first used by the Romans around 2,000 years ago The first known spa facilities in Alhama were built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, and although they are no longer in use they were later..
Learn about the history and sights of Alhama on this easy-paced evening walking tour Enjoy this walking tour of the old town of Alhama de Murcia while learning (in Spanish) about the history of its most interesting sites and..
The village of Gebas is located in the Sierra Espuña and is popular with daytrippers and walkers, due partly to the cooling pine forests which surround it, but also to the lunar landscapes of the Badlands, which are popular..
The Sierra is often known as the "green lung" of the Region of Murcia The mountains of Sierra Espuña are a pine clad haven of cool in the summer and a glorious place to enjoy a walk at any time of year, with..
The Centro de Visitantes Ricardo Codorníu is a central information point for visitors to Sierra Espuña It can almost be said that the regional park of Sierra Espuña, which lies in the municipalities of Alhama de Murcia..
An interesting walk for the whole family in the mountains of Sierra Espuña One of the most popular walks in the regional park of the Sierra Espuña leads to the snow wells (Pozos de Nieve), which were used to supply..
A church, a cross, and an occasional venue for outdoor events in Alhama In approximately 1916 a small church was built on a privately owned bare hill in the outskirts of Alhama de Murcia and a large cross was erected next..
A short 2.2-kilometre route starting and finishing at the Sierra Espuña visitors centre in the regional park The Sendero Ricardo Codorníu (SL-MU 1), which is named after the man responsible for repopulating the forests..
The Plaza de las Américas is home to the Casa Amarilla Plaza de las Américas is a shaded park and square in the centre of Alhama de Murcia which is also home to the Centro Cultural V Centenario, originally built at ..
Spectacular views of a unique landscape in the foothills of Sierra Espuña The lunar landscape in Gebas is unique within the Region of Murcia, with undulating areas of cultivation and plunging chasms of light chalk creating..
The lunar badlands of Gebas and the reservoir of Algeciras The village of Gebas is located in the Sierra Espuña and is popular with daytrippers and walkers, due partly to the cooling pine forests which surround it, but..
Oficina de Turismo, Alhama de Murcia The principal Alhama de Murcia tourist information office is located on the edge of the Plaza de la Constitución and opposite the Parque de la Cubana in the centre of the town, offering..
The church of San Lázaro Obispo Alhama de Murcia, hours of service The church of San Lázaro Obispo is built on the remains of an ancient Christian church, which in turn was possibly built over the old mosque, a logical..
The current church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception dates from the 18th century Murcia was one of the first parts of Spain where devotion to the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción (Our Lady of the Immaculate..
The fortress of Alhama was built by the Moors and later occupied by Christian feudal lords During its history the Region of Murcia has been occupied by a series of cultures which define both its character and the people..
The public marketplace of Alhama de Murcia The main covered food market of Alhama de Murcia was built in 1928 following the design of architect Pedro Cerdán, who was born in Torre Pacheco. He was responsible for several..
The weekly market in Alhama de Murcia is held on Tuesdays Alhama de Murcia holds its weekly street market on Tuesday mornings in Avenida Juan Carlos I, where traders are usually setting up by 08:00 and the market closes..
Jardín de los Patos means "garden of the ducks" The Jardin de los Patos, the garden of the ducks, contains an appropriate sculpture in situ, and was formerly the site of the weekly market, as well as holding..
Pósito Municipal, Alhama de Murcia El Pósito Municipal or municipal grain store of Alhama de Murcia is a large 18th-century building which was restored in 2006 and was used to house cereal crops and regulate the trading..
The former tithe collection building was one of the most important structures in Alhama de Murcia Click to read a full background history of the Alhama de Murcia municipality. The Casa de la Tercia is the former grain..
Exhibition gallery and public library in Alhama de Murcia Plaza Vieja, a small square at the foot of the hill on which the castle stands, was formerly the centre of social life in Alhama, and houses several important..
A public park and open-air event venue in the centre of Alhama The Parque de la Cubana is a central green area in the heart of Alhama de Murcia located opposite the Town Hall (ayuntamiento) and Tourist Information Office..
Work by one of the best-known Murcia artists of the 20th century José María Párraga Luna (May 20th 1937-13th April 1997) José María Parraga was born in the Cartagena district of Alumbres and moved to Alquerias..