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In spite of not being bathed by the coast of the Mar Menor, the city of Murcia smells of the sea. It is impossible to separate this city from its marked Mediterranean and even seafaring character, so present in its architecture, its history and, of course, its gastronomy. Thanks to the combination of these three elements, the hotels at Murcia offer travelers everything they could want for their vacation: comfortable, modern and well-connected accommodations in an ideal setting for a few days of rest.
Time is not a limitation in a city like Murcia. The downtown area is a very comfortable space in which the main attractions of the capital are perfectly connected on foot or by public transportation. The hotels located around the Segura River, close to the center, are especially convenient for those who, due to availability issues, cannot spend more time in the city than they would like and hope to take advantage of their getaway to Murcia to see the highlights.
Many visitors to this destination are only on a business trip to Murcia , and others decide to choose the city as a stopover before continuing their route between Andalusia and the Valencian Community. Fortunately for both of us, there is the possibility of a quick tour of the city and discover its charms in just one day. To this end, the day should begin in the Plaza de las Flores and the surrounding pedestrian streets. Much of the city's daily activity is concentrated here, in a commercial and artisan environment whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. After passing by the Cathedral and strolling through the streets of Trapería, Jabonerías or Platería, visitors and locals usually satisfy their appetite with the typical tapa 'Marinera', a bite of delicious Russian salad on a bread roll topped with an anchovy, whetting their appetite for other culinary specialties from the region of Murcia such as zarangollo, cod meatballs or paparajotes.
The afternoon should conclude with a tour of the north bank of the Segura River and the obligatory stops at the monumental complex of San Juan de Dios, the Old Bridge, the monument of La Sardina and the Paseo del Malecón, before returning to the hotel.
The very motto on the city's coat of arms is an invitation to the traveler: "To extol and love the old and the new". Perhaps this is the phrase that best sums up the charm of this land and the attraction of a vacation in Murcia . The modern and the traditional have found a balance in a city in constant renovation that has not lost the charm and freshness of its characteristic huertano environment, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO .
Its lodging offer is also characterized by complying with that motto in which tradition and innovation are two complementary terms. Hotels in Murcia such as the Occidental Murcia Siete Coronas are establishments that draw from the culture and tradition of the city to offer guests a genuine experience without compromising the most modern luxuries and comforts. When it comes to Barceló Hotel Group, it's all about sophisticated hotels and innovative proposals for a stay that, whether for leisure or business, provides guests with the ideal environment to relax and take advantage of all the city's possibilities. In short, the point of reference for any traveler for whom comfort, relaxation and personalized quality service are a priority during their stay.