You may not have considered the Murcia region As a possible vacation destination, but the truth is that this autonomous community has a lot to offer the traveler: virgin beaches, large tourist complexes, monuments, castles, temples, valuable sites, wineries, vineyard fields, good wines, nature in its purest form , parties, festivals ... In addition, we must not forget that it is one of the places where, they say, one lives better, among other things thanks to its pleasant climate and its tasty and Mediterranean gastronomy.
In case we still have not convinced you, next we are going to talk about towns most beautiful in the Region of Murcia. Would you like to join us?
Cabo de Palos
First of all, we want to talk about Cabo de Palos, a fishing village that belongs to the municipality of Cartagena. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, it stands out for its rich money marine, which are part of the Marine Reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas. Therefore, it is an ideal area for diving. Also, if you have the opportunity to visit this place, you should not miss the Church of Santa María del Mar and the Cabo de Palos Lighthouse.
We also want to talk about Aledo, a town that is surrounded by landscapes idyllic natural, such as the Sierra Espuña Natural Park or the canyon carved out of the rock of the Strait of La Arboleja. Inside, the towers of the old castle, the remains of the fortress and the brick houses stand out.
Caravaca de la Cruz
We continue our tour of the most beautiful towns in Murcia in Caravaca de la Cruz, a town located on the border between Murcia and Granada that Iberians, Romans and Muslims have passed through. Built around a castle that was built in the 15th century by the Templars, Caravaca de la Cruz is one of five holy cities, next to Santiago de Compostela, Santo Toribio de Liébana, Rome and Jerusalem. The Vera Cruz Sanctuary; the churches of La Soledad, El Salvador and La Purísima Concepción; the Carmelite Convent; and the City Council are a mandatory visit.
Yecla, “land of transition between the coast and the La Mancha plains ”. Crowned by a castle, this town has numerous monuments, such as the Iglesia de la Purísima or the Plaza Mayor. In addition, here you can enjoy outdoor sports and visit some Neolithic cave paintings.
We also want to talk about Cehegín, a beautiful town located in the Northwest region. Here you can not only find cave paintings, but you can also discover an important heritage in its Old Town, declared a Historic-Artistic Complex in 1982. Thus, the stately houses of different styles stand out, the Casino, the Church of Santa María, the Hermitage of La Concepción or the Municipal Archaeological Museum.
We continue our tour in Moratalla, a town perched on a beautiful Hill which is crowned by the remains of a castle. Highlights the narrow layout of its steep streets, which are full of history. In addition, there is no shortage of rock art manifestations and Iberian, Roman and medieval settlements.
Another town that can not miss on the list is Mazarrón, located in a wide bay open of the Mediterranean Sea. Its main attraction is its 35 kilometers of coastline. In fact, an important tourist industry has developed here. In addition, its mining and fishing tradition has been enhanced.
Finally, we are going to talk about Calasparra, a town bathed by four rivers and two swamps. Without a doubt, its waters are one of the great attractions for the traveler, and not only for the beauty of the landscape, but for the many activities that can be done: caving, canyoning ... In addition, here you can also see cave paintings and different sites.
So that it is not difficult for you to find the location of each of these towns, I have thought it convenient to share the following Google Maps map.
The most beautiful towns of Murcia (April 2021)
- towns, Region of Murcia