Murcia City has an astonishing array of museums, art galleries and historically interesting buildings and architecture, so if you want a dose of culture, this is a good place to begin. Just one example is the Casino which has been carefully restored to its original glory, the building is a fabulous combination of historical design and opulence and provides a fascinating glimpse of past aristocratic grandeur. The impressive Basilica ( Cathedral ) which sits opposite the tourist office, makes a great starting point to explore the city.
The tourist office has a map of several interesting walking routes to follow. Murcia is a city of Arab origin whose existence is closely linked to the fertile lands around the river Segura. A visit to the indoor city market, the Veronicas market is testament to this and a worthwhile visit there will show the vast array of fresh local produce available. Murcia has the largest out of town shopping complex in the area, having 2 malls. The Nueva Condomina Mall is set over two floors. It has shops throughout including the hugely popular Primark as well as some small boutique-like outlets. Outside there are many large stores such as the electrical giant Media Market and the DIY store Leroy Merlin. The Thader Mall also has two stories of much the same stores. The mall is open air in style and has a Ten Pin Bowling Alley. Close by to Murcia are the Terra Nature and Aqua Natura Theme Parks where you can easily enjoy a whole day out.