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Mursia’s most famous monument is the Baroque cathedral, Santa Maria, which dates from 1394.
 
 

The fabulous Cathedral in Murcia is definitely worth a visit. You can spot it from miles away because of its 96 meter high tower which houses no less than 25 bells. Construction work on the cathedral started in the mid 14th century, on the site of a Moorish mosque, and lasted for another four centuries.

The city's 18th century convent church of Santa Ana is another tourist attraction, partly because the sisters of the convent's closed order bake cakes and sell them to the public through a revolving hatch, to avoid breaking their vow of no contact with the outside world.

Other places of interest include the magnificent 19th century Casino and the Salzillo Museum which houses an impressive collection of life-sized sculptures. The figures are carved by the 18th century Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo and beautifully painted in bright colours. The figures are carried through the streets during the city's famous Easter processions.

 
 

Pedestrian areas cover most of the old town centered around Platería and Trapería Streets. Trapería goes from the Cathedral to the Plaza de Santo Domingo, the former market square. Other notable places are the Malecón boulevard, La Fuensanta sanctuary and El Valle regional park, Los Jerónimos monastery, the Romea Theatre, Almudí Palace, Monteagudo Castle, the Salzillo Museum and the San Juan de Dios church-museum.

Furthermore Murcia has some of the best golf and tourism facilities at the exclusive La Manga Club, alongside the Mar Menor, Europe's largest salt water Lagoon. Several more world class 18 hole courses are planned to come in the near future, and the region is setting its sights on rivalling Costa del Sol as the golfing mecca of Europe.

 
 

 

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