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A hotel in Murcia is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Murcia hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Murcia are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Murcia hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Murcia hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Murcia have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Murcia
An upscale full service hotel facility in Murcia that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Murcia hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Full service Murcia hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Murcia
Boutique hotels of Murcia are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Murcia boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Murcia may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Murcia
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Murcia travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Murcia focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Murcia
Small to medium-sized Murcia hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Murcia traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Murcia hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Murcia
A bed and breakfast in Murcia is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Murcia bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Murcia B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Murcia
Murcia hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Murcia hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Murcia
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Murcia hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Murcia lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Murcia
Murcia timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Murcia often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Murcia on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Murcia
A Murcia motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Murcia for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Murcia motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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Murcia
Municipality
Flag of Murcia
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Coat of arms of Murcia
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Murcia is located in Murcia
Murcia
Murcia
Murcia is located in Spain
Murcia
Murcia
Coordinates:  / 37.98611; -1.13028  / 37.98611; -1.13028
Country Spain
Autonomous community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Huerta de Murcia
Judicial district Murcia
Founded Between 825 and 831
Government
• Alcalde José Ballesta Germán (2015) (PP)
Area
• Municipality 881.86 km (340.49 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2010)
• Municipality 442,573
• Density 500/km (1,300/sq mi)
• Urban 502,000
Demonym(s) Murciano/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30001 to 30012
Dialing code 968 / 868
Website Official website

Murcia (/ˈmʊərsiə/ or /ˈmɜːrʃə/, Spanish: [ˈmuɾθja]) is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah (Arabic: مرسية) and nowadays is mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).

The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe's orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.

Murcia: Geography

Murcia is located near the center of a low-lying fertile plain known as the huerta (orchard or vineyard) of Murcia. The Segura River and its right-hand tributary, the Guadalentín, run through the area. The city has an elevation of 43 metres (141 ft) above sea level and covers approximately 882 square kilometres (341 sq mi).

The best known and most dominant aspect of the municipal area's landscape is the orchard. In addition to the orchard and urban zones (Alfonso X, Gran Via, Jaime I, and others), the great expanse of the municipal area is made up of different landscapes: badlands, groves of Carrasco pine trees in the precoastal mountain ranges and, towards the south, a semi-steppe region.

A large regional park, the Parque Regional de Carrascoy y el Valle, lies just to the south of the city.

Murcia: Segura River

Murcia is located in the Segura valley

The Segura River crosses an alluvial plain (Vega Media del Segura), part of a Mediterranean pluvial system. The river crosses the city from west to east. Its volumetric flow is mostly small but the river is known to produce occasional flooding, like those that inundated the capital in 1946, 1948, 1973 or 1989. The Segura was recognized as one of the most polluted rivers in Europe.

Murcia: Mountains and hills

The Segura river's Valley is surrounded by two mountain ranges, the hills of Guadalupe, Espinardo, Cabezo de Torres, Esparragal and Monteagudo in the north and the Cordillera Sur in the south. The municipality itself is divided into southern and northern zones by a series of mountain ranges, the aforementioned Cordillera Sur (Carrascoy, El Puerto, Villares, Columbares, Altaona, and Escalona). These two zones are known as Field of 'Murcia (in the south of Cordillera Sur) and Orchard of Murcia (the Segura Valley in the north of Cordillera Sur). Near the plain's center, the steep hill of Monteagudo protrudes dramatically.

Murcia: Districts

The 881.86-square-kilometre (340.49 sq mi) territory of Murcia's municipality is made up of 54 pedanías (suburban districts) and 28 barrios (city neighbourhood districts). The barrios make up the 12.86-square-kilometre (4.97 sq mi) the main urban portion of the city. The historic city center is approximately 3 square kilometres (1 sq mi) of the urbanized downtown portion of Murcia.

Murcia: Climate

Murcia has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification: BSh). Given its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, it has mild winters and hot summers.

It averages more than 320 days of sun per year. Occasionally, Murcia has heavy rains where the precipitation for the entire year will fall over the course of a few days.

In the coldest month, January, the average temperature range is a high of 16.6 °C (62 °F) during the day and a low of 4.7 °C (40 °F) at night. In the warmest month, August, the range goes from 34.2 °C (94 °F) during the day to 20.9 °C (70 °F) at night. Temperatures almost always reach or exceed 40 °C (104 °F) on at least one or two days per year. In fact, Murcia holds close to the highest recorded in southern Europe since reliable meteorological records commenced in 1950. The official record for Murcia stands at a stifling 47.2 °C (117.0 °F), at Alcantarilla airport in the western suburbs on July 4, 1994 with 45.7 °C (114.3 °F) being recorded at a station near the city centre on the same day, being only lower than the 47.4 °C measured in Amareleja, Portugal.

Climate data for Murcia (1981–2010), extremes (1930–)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
29.4
(84.9)
33.6
(92.5)
37.4
(99.3)
40.1
(104.2)
42.5
(108.5)
47.2
(117)
43.2
(109.8)
44.6
(112.3)
34.9
(94.8)
31.0
(87.8)
25.8
(78.4)
47.2
(117)
Average high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
18.4
(65.1)
20.9
(69.6)
23.3
(73.9)
26.6
(79.9)
31.0
(87.8)
34.0
(93.2)
34.2
(93.6)
30.4
(86.7)
25.6
(78.1)
20.3
(68.5)
17.2
(63)
24.9
(76.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
12.2
(54)
14.3
(57.7)
16.5
(61.7)
20.0
(68)
24.2
(75.6)
27.2
(81)
27.6
(81.7)
24.2
(75.6)
19.8
(67.6)
14.6
(58.3)
11.5
(52.7)
18.6
(65.5)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.9
(42.6)
7.7
(45.9)
9.7
(49.5)
13.3
(55.9)
17.4
(63.3)
20.3
(68.5)
20.9
(69.6)
18.0
(64.4)
13.9
(57)
8.9
(48)
5.8
(42.4)
12.3
(54.1)
Record low °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−3.9
(25)
−2.4
(27.7)
0.0
(32)
4.0
(39.2)
8.0
(46.4)
13.0
(55.4)
14.0
(57.2)
9.6
(49.3)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.0
(21.2)
−7.5
(18.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27
(1.06)
27
(1.06)
30
(1.18)
25
(0.98)
28
(1.1)
18
(0.71)
3
(0.12)
8
(0.31)
32
(1.26)
36
(1.42)
32
(1.26)
29
(1.14)
297
(11.69)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 4 4 3 4 4 2 1 1 3 4 4 4 37
Average relative humidity (%) 65 63 59 53 52 49 50 54 59 64 65 68 58
Mean monthly sunshine hours 189 190 223 256 289 323 353 317 239 217 186 172 2,967
Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología

Murcia: History

Muslim architecture of the Alcázar Seguir in Santa Clara Museum inside of Monasterio de Santa Clara la Real.

It is widely believed that Murcia's name is derived from the Latin words of Myrtea or Murtea, meaning land of Myrtle (the plant is known to grow in the general area), although it may also be a derivation of the word Murtia, which would mean Murtius Village (Murtius was a common Roman name). Other research suggests that it may owe its name to the Latin Murtae (Mulberry), which covered the regional landscape for many centuries. The Latin name eventually changed into the Arabic Mursiya, and then, Murcia.

Entrance of James I of Aragon at Murcia in 1266.

The city in its present location was founded with the name Madinat Mursiyah (city of Murcia) in AD 825 by Abd ar-Rahman II, who was then the emir of Córdoba. Muslim planners, taking advantage of the course of the river Segura, created a complex network of irrigation channels that made the town's agricultural existence prosperous. In the 12th century the traveler and writer Muhammad al-Idrisi described the city of Murcia as populous and strongly fortified. After the fall of the Caliphate of Cordoba in 1031, Murcia passed under the successive rules of the powers seated variously at Almería, Toledo and Seville. After the fall of Almoravide empire, Muhammad Ibn Mardanis made Murcia the capital of an independent kingdom. At this time, Murcia was a very prosperous city, famous for its ceramics, exported to Italian towns, as well as for silk and paper industries, the first in Europe. The coinage of Murcia was considered as model in all the continent. The mystic Ibn Arabi (1165–1240) and the poet Ibn al-Jinan (d.1214) were born in Murcia during this period.

In 1172 Murcia was conquered by the north African based Almohades, the last Muslim empire to rule southern Spain, and as the forces of the Christian Reconquista gained the upper hand, was the capital of a small Muslim emirate from 1223 to 1243. By the treaty of Alcaraz, in 1243, the Christian king Ferdinand III of Castile made Murcia a protectorate, getting access to the Mediterranean sea while Murcia was protected against Granada and Aragon. The Christian population of the town became the majority as immigrants poured in from almost all parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Christian immigration was encouraged with the goal of establishing a loyal Christian base. These measures led to the Muslim population revolt in 1264, which was quelled by James I of Aragon in 1266, bringing Aragonese and Catalan immigrants with him.

After this, during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile, Murcia was one of his capitals with Toledo and Seville.

The Murcian duality: Catalan population in a Castillian territory, brought the subsequent conquest of the city by James II of Aragon in 1296. In 1304, Murcia was finally incorporated into Castile under the Treaty of Torrellas.

Murcia Flood in 1879

Murcia's prosperity declined as the Mediterranean lost trade to the ocean routes and from the wars between the Christians and the Ottoman Empire. The old prosperity of Murcia became crises during 14th century because of its border location with the neighbouring Muslim kingdom of Granada, but flourished after its conquest in 1492 and again in the 18th century, benefiting greatly from a boom in the silk industry. Most of the modern city's landmark churches, monuments and old architecture date from this period. In this century, Murcia lived an important role in Bourbon victory in the War of the Spanish Succession, thanks to the Cardinal Belluga. In 1810, Murcia was looted by Napoleonic troops; it then suffered a major earthquake in 1829. According to contemporaneous accounts, an estimated 6,000 people died from the disaster's effects across the province. Plague and cholera followed.

The town and surrounding area suffered badly from floods in 1651, 1879, and 1907, though the construction of a levee helped to stave off the repeated floods from the Segura. A popular pedestrian walkway, the Malecon, runs along the top of the levee.

Murcia has been the capital of the province of Murcia since 1833 and, with its creation by the central government in 1982, capital of the autonomous community (which includes only the city and the province). Since then, it has become the seventh most populated municipality in Spain, and a thriving services city.

The 5.1 Mw Lorca earthquake shook the Region of Murcia with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong) on May 11, 2011. Nine people were killed and over 400 were injured.

Murcia: Demographics

Murcia Cathedral of Santa Maria
Al-Andalusian palatial complex and neighborhood of San Esteban
The town hall
Murcia's oldest bridge: Puente de los Peligros
Casa Cerdá in Santo Domingo square
Casino of Murcia

Murcia has 433,850 inhabitants (INE 2008) making it the seventh-largest Spanish municipality by population. When adding in the municipalities of Alcantarilla, Alguazas, Beniel, Molina de Segura, Santomera, and Las Torres de Cotillas, the metropolitan area has 564,036 inhabitants making it the twelfth most populous metropolitan area in Spain. Nevertheless, due to Murcia's large municipal territory, its population density (472 hab./km², 760 hab./sq.mi.) does not likewise rank among Spain's highest.

According to the official population data of the INE, 10% of the population of the municipality reported belonging to a foreign nationality as of 2005.

The majority of the population identify as Christian. There is also a sizeable Muslim population as well as a growing Jewish community.

Murcia: Main sights

The Cathedral of Murcia was built between 1394 and 1465 in the Castilian Gothic style. Its tower was completed in 1792 and shows a blend of architectural styles. The first two stories were built in the Renaissance style (1521–1546), while the third is Baroque. The bell pavilion exhibits both Rococo and Neoclassical influences. The main façade (1736–1754) is considered a masterpiece of the Spanish Baroque style.

Other noteworthy buildings in the square shared by the Cathedral (Plaza Cardinal Belluga) are the colorful Bishop's Palace (18th century) and a controversial extension to the town hall by Rafael Moneo (built in 1999).

The Glorieta, which lies on the banks of the Segura River, has traditionally been the center of the town. It is a pleasant, landscaped city square that was constructed during the 18th century. The ayuntamiento (city hall) of Murcia is located in this square.

Pedestrian areas cover most of the old town of the city, which is centered around Platería and Trapería Streets. Trapería goes from the Cathedral to the Plaza de Santo Domingo, formerly a bustling market square. Located in Trapería is the Casino, a social club erected in 1847, with a sumptuous interior that includes a Moorish-style patio inspired by the royal chambers of the Alhambra near Granada. The name Plateria refers to plata (silver), as this street was the historical focus for the commerce of rare metals by Murcia's Jewish community. The other street, Traperia, refers to trapos, or cloths, as this was once the focus for the Jewish community's garment trade.

Several bridges of different styles span the river Segura, from the Puente de los Peligros, eighteenth century stone bridge with a Lady chapel on one of its sides; to modern bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava or Javier Manterola; through others such as the Puente Nuevo, an iron bridge of the early twentieth century

Other notable places around Murcia include:

  • Santa Clara monastery, a Gothic and Baroque monument where is located a museum with the Moorish palace's remains from the 13th century, called Alcázar Seguir.
  • The Malecón boulevard, a former retaining wall for the Río Segura's floods.
  • La Fuensanta sanctuary and adjacent El Valle regional park
  • Los Jerónimos monastery (18th century)
  • Romea theatre (19th century)
  • Almudí Palace (17th century), a historic building with coats of arms on its façade. On its interior there are Tuscan columns, and since 1985 it hosts the city archives and usually houses exhibitions.
  • Monteagudo Castle (11th century)
  • Salzillo Museum
  • San Juan de Dios church-museum, Baroque and Rococo circular church with the remains of the Moorish palace mosque from the 12th century in the basament, called Alcázar Nasir.

In the metropolitan area are also the Azud de la Contraparada reservoir and the Noria de La Ñora water wheel.

Murcia: Festivals

The Burial of the Sardine in Murcia

The Holy Week procession hosted by the city is among the most famous throughout Spain. This traditional festival portrays the events which lead up to and include the Crucifixion according to the New Testament. Life-sized, finely detailed sculptures by Francisco Salzillo (1707–1783) are removed from their museums and carried around the city in elegant processions amid flowers and, at night, candles, pausing at stations which are meant to re-enact the final moments before the crucifixion of Jesus.

The most colorful festival in Murcia may come one week after Holy Week, when locals dress up in traditional huertano clothing to celebrate the Bando de la Huerta (Orchard parade) on Tuesday and fill the streets for The Burial of the Sardine in Murcia. parade the following Saturday. This whole week receives the name of Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Fest).

Murcia's Three Cultures International Festival happens each May and was first organized with the intent of overcoming racism and xenophobia in the culture. The festival seeks to foster understanding and reconciliation between the three cultures that have cohabited the peninsula for centuries, if not millennia: Christians, Jews and Muslims. Each year, the festival celebrates these three cultures through music, exhibitions, symposiums and conferences.

Murcia: Economy

Trapería Street in the old town

Economically, Murcia predominantly acts as a centre for agriculture and tourism. It is common to find Murcia's tomatoes and lettuce, and especially lemons and oranges, in European supermarkets. Murcia is a producer of wines, with about 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) devoted to grape vineyards. Most of the vineyards are located in Ricote and Jumilla. Jumilla is a plateau where the vineyards are surrounded by mountains.

Murcia has some industry, with foreign companies choosing it as a location for factories, such as Henry Milward & Sons (which manufactures surgical and knitting needles) and American firms like General Electric and Paramount Park Studios.

During the 2000s, the economy of the region turned towards "residential tourism" in which people from northern European countries have a second home in the area. Europeans and Americans are able to learn Spanish in the academies in the town center.

The economy of Murcia is supported by fairs and congresses, museums, theatres, cinema, music, aquariums, bullfighting, restaurants, hotels, camping, sports, foreign students, and tourism.

Murcia: Transportation

Tram of Murcia.

By plane

Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV) is located on the edge of the Mar Menor close to the town of San Javier, 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of Murcia. There is also an airport at the neighboring city of Alicante 70 km (43 miles) from Murcia. Furthermore, there is a new airport in development to be located in the town of Corvera, 23 km (14 miles).

By bus

Bus service is provided by LatBus, which operates the interurban services. Urban bus services is offered by a new operator, TM(Transportes de Murcia), an UTE (Joint Venture) formed by Ruiz, Marín & Fernanbús.

By tram

Tramways are managed by Tranvimur. As of 2007, 2 kilometres (1 mile) of line were available. Since 2011, one line is connecting the city center (Plaza Circular) with the University Campus and the Football Stadium.

By train

Train connections are provided by RENFE. Murcia has a railway station called Murcia del Carmen, located in the neighborhood of the same name. Several long-distance lines link the city with Madrid, through Albacete, as well as Valencia, and Cataluña up to Montpellier in France. Murcia is also the center of a local network. The line C-1 connects the city to Alicante, and the line C-2 connects Murcia to Alcantarilla, Lorca and Águilas. It also has two regional lines connecting it to Cartagena and Valencia.

Murcia: Healthcare

The hospitals and other public primary healthcare centers belong to the Murcian Healthcare Service. There are three public hospitals in Murcia:

  • Ciudad Sanitaria Virgen de La Arrixaca in El Palmar that includes obstetrics and paediatrics units
  • Hospital Reina Sofía
  • Hospital Morales Meseguer

Murcia: Education

University of Murcia
University of Murcia (cloister)

Murcia has two universities:

  • one public university: the University of Murcia, founded in 1272.
  • one private university: the Catholic University Saint Anthony, founded in 1996.

There are several high schools, elementary schools, and professional schools. Murcia has three types of schools for children: private schools such as El Limonar International School, Murcia (an American international school) and King's College, Murcia (a British international school), semi-private schools (concertado), which are private schools that receive government funding and sometimes offer religious instruction, and public schools such as Colegio Publico (CP) San Pablo, IES Alfonso X or the centenary CP Cierva Peñafiel, one of the oldest ones. The French international school, Lycée Français André Malraux de Murcie, is in nearby Molina de Segura.

The private schools and concertados can be religious (Catholic mostly but any religion is acceptable) or secular, but the public schools are strictly secular. Concertado or semi-private or quasi-private schools fill a need by providing schools where the government isn't able to or predate the national school system.

Instituto Licenciado Cascales is one of the oldest in the city, built in 1724, and perhaps the most emblematic. IES Alfonso X El Sabio is the only school in Murcia to offer the prestigious International High School Diploma.

Murcia also offers Adult Education for people who want to return to complete high school and possibly continue on to the university.

Murcia: Notable people

  • Muhyī al-Dīn Ibn al-‘Arabī (1165–1240), Islam Sufi master and author, probably the most notable sufi author of history with Al-Ghazali
  • Abul Abbas al-Mursi (1219–1286) Islam Sufi master
  • Diego de Saavedra Fajardo (1584–1648), writer and diplomat
  • Francisco Salzillo (1707–1783), Baroque sculptor
  • José Moñino, conde de Floridablanca (1728–1808), statesman, minister of King Charles III of Spain
  • Julián Romea (1818–1863), theatre actor, painter
  • Vicente Medina (1866–1937), poet and writer
  • Juan de la Cierva (1895–1936), inventor of the autogyro, a forerunner of the helicopter
  • Ramón Gaya (1910–2005), painter and writer
  • Jose Antonio Molina Sánchez (1918-2009), painter
  • Francisco Sánchez Bautista (1925–), poet
  • Francisco "Paco" Rabal (1926–2001), actor
  • Charo (1951–), musician, actress and entertainer
  • Maria Teresa Chicote (1935–), scientist
  • Ensrique Máximo García (1954–2008), musicologist, chemist, investigator and historian

scientist

  • Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL (1954–), Vice-President European Parliament
  • Alejandro Valverde (1980–), cyclist
  • Nicolás Almagro (1985–), tennis player
  • Ruth Lorenzo (1982–), singer
  • Xuso Jones (1989–), singer

Murcia: Sports teams

  • Real Murcia: Spanish Third Division football
  • CF Atlético Ciudad: Spanish Third Division (Group 2) football-dissolved in 2010
  • UCAM Murcia: Spanish Second Division football
  • CB Murcia: Liga ACB basketball
  • ElPozo Murcia Turística FS: futsal
  • The Hispania Racing F1 Team is also based in Murcia, and receives sponsorship from the tourist board
  • CAV Murcia 2005: Superliga Femenina de Voleibol volleyball
  • Origen (esports): League of Legends team

Murcia: Twin towns-Sister cities

Murcia is twinned with:

  • Italy Lecce, Italy
  • France Grasse, France
  • Mexico Irapuato, Mexico
  • Philippines Murcia, Philippines
  • Poland Łódź, Poland, since 1999

Murcia: See also

  • Kingdom of Murcia

Murcia: References

  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Murcia (town)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 33.

Notes

  1. Demographia: World Urban Areas - Demographia, 2015
  2. Pollution of the Segura river (Murcia, Spain)
  3. M. Kottek; J. Grieser; C. Beck; B. Rudolf; F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated". Meteorol. Z. 15: 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  4. "Guía resumida del clima en España (1981–2010)".
  5. "Guía resumida del clima en España (1981-2010)".
  6. "The Meccan Revelations". World Digital Library. 1900–1999. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  7. "Murcia Three Cultures International Festival | Murcia, Spain". Whatsonwhen. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  8. "Nous contacter." Lycée Français André Malraux de Murcie. Retrieved on 13 February 2016. "Adresse: Avenida del Golf, 107 Urbanización Altorreal Apartado de correos 133 30506 MOLINA DE SEGURA (Provincia de Murcia) ESPAGNE"
  9. "Miasta partnerskie - Urząd Miasta Łodzi [via WaybackMachine.com]". City of Łódź (in Polish). Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-21.

Murcia: Bibliography

See also: Bibliography of the history of Murcia
  • Official Tourism Site of Murcia, Spain
  • (in Spanish) Ayuntamiento de Murcia (the Town Hall)
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