There’s a ton of things to see when sightseeing in Spain. The city, which shares the same name as the province, is also the capital. Your trip will likely begin as you fly into Alicante Airport or even San Javier, of which both are located right outside of the city. Though Alicante is the furthest away of the two, it’s actually a larger and busier airport. This may help you get a better price on your flight.
Relaxation and Sightseeing in Spain
You’re definitely best of getting around the city with a rental car. You can do this right outside of the Alicante airport, and just outside of the terminal in which you’ll exit your flight.
Both airports have will let you reserve a car, however, it’s cheaper, and a much more simple process if you do this at Alicante. You’ll want to compare the prices with the car service companies in the actual city if you’re flying into San Javier since you’ll likely find a much better deal. Reserving your car ahead of time will help you have a much smoother process and allow you to just go and pick up your car after your flight lands.
When you’re sightseeing in Murcia, there are a number of museums for you to enjoy if that’s your thing. If you are traveling with children then the Museum of Science and Water will be interesting and is actually a nice interactive place to keep your kids busy. The museum hosts a planetarium, puts on tremendous educational shows, and has a great exhibit.
Museo de la Cuidad
The other great museum, which is actually famous as the city museum is the popular Museo de la Cuidad. This was actually the home of a highly known family back in the sixteenth century. Experiencing this history of the city will be one of the great experiences of your trip. You’ll enjoy both art and culture in the area and have a tremendous time doing so.
As well as the aforementioned museums, The Archeological Museum is a great place to go to learn all about the history of the area. You’ll see a number of prehistoric artifacts, as well as beautiful displays from both the Islamic and Roman time periods in the country.
Some other great things to do and see in Murcia are no doubt the beaches of the area. These beaches are beautiful, the weather is usually near perfect, and will give you a wonderful chance to actually rest and relax on your vacation. If you would like to rest near a wonderful lagoon, then head over to the Mar Menor, which translates to “small sea”, and relax on the tiny strip of sand that separates the lagoon from the Mediterranean Sea.
Depending on when you are traveling you may just catch one of the large festivals that go on in the area, including the festivals during Easter week, as well as the great Sea of Music Festival during July.
There are several festivals in Murcia throughout the year. There are processions and festivals during Easter week and a procession on Easter. Either way, there’s no doubt that you’ll enjoy your trip to the area.