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When is the best time to fly?

With its semi-arid Mediterranean climate, Murcia is given to hot summers and mild winters and often enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. For this reason alone it is becoming a popular destination for people to book flights to Murcia. In the summer (June to August), it is subject to average highs of around 30 degrees, with regional temperatures generally lower nearer the coast and higher inland. In winter, temperatures barely drop below three or four degrees.

Peak Season: 

Although the weather in Murcia is generally favorable throughout the year, the summer months of July and August constitute its peak season for tourism, as this is when weather is warmest. This is reflected in accommodation and flight prices to Murcia. 

Off Season: 

Tourism is lowest in Murcia during the winter months. Late spring (April/May) or early autumn (September/October) are good times to visit off peak, as the weather is still comparatively warm, but the city is less busy making it easier to grab cheap flights to Murcia.

Easter Week, starting on Palm Sunday and ending Easter Monday, is the most important Catholic tradition of the year in Spain. Murcia celebrates this event with street processions and carnival celebrations, throughout day and night. Religious icons are paraded along the streets, showing a re-enactment of the moments before the crucifixion of Christ. 

If you are taking a flight to Murcia during springtime, be sure not to miss the traditional Bando de la Huerta (“proclamation of the orchard”) and Entierro de la Sardina (“burial of the sardine”) festivals. These lively occasions occur just after Easter, the former being a celebration of rural life in the region and the latter a carnival featuring a giant model of a sardine paraded through the streets. The Burial of the Sardine is a celebration for the end of carnival and other festivities. This particular celebration signals the climax of the April Spring Festival, with a procession of floats, giant and big-headed characters, entertainers, demons and samba groups. 

The Three Cultures International Festival celebrates multiculturalism and promotes tolerance, particularly between Christians, Jews and Muslims, who have cohabited Murcia for centuries. Every year in May and June, the streets and squares of Murcia are brought to life with a range of activities, such as concerts, dance performances and exhibitions.

Why visit?

Founded in the 9th century by a Muslim ruler, Murcia is one of Spain's most beautiful cities, but is comparatively rarely visited by tourists. Surrounded by La Huerta, a fertile and bountiful low-lying plain named after the many orchards and vineyards within it, the city has a rich agricultural, horticultural and viticultural heritage, its fields made verdant by Moorish irrigation as far back as 825 AD. In fact, Murcia is so famed for its local produce that it is sometimes known as “the orchard of Europe”.

Find a cheap flight to Murcia and see the city’s famous Islamic architecture, beautiful surrounding area and wide variety of tapas restaurants. It's also known for its hot weather, making it a perfect destination for sun-lovers.
Things to see in Murcia include the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria. Started in the late 14th century, the cathedral took centuries to finish. As a result, it has an elaborate Baroque facade with a medieval Gothic interior. The 15th-century Door of the Apostles is particularly striking. Nearby, the 19th-century casino preserves the relaxed and refined ambience of this historic Spanish city.

Art museums in Murcia are usually free or inexpensive; one of the most popular is dedicated to local sculptor Salzillo, whose works can still be seen in the city's many religious festivals. For many visitors, however, the main attraction in Murcia is strolling along the shady streets and sitting in the sun-baked plazas.

Outside the city, no visitor should go without climbing the nearby Monteagudo mountain to see the old Moorish castle, now Christianised by a massive statue of Christ. The city is also known for its nearby beaches: the strip of beaches known as La Manga is popular with tourists, but other areas are much quieter and less crowded.

Getting around Murcia

Murcia is a pretty small city, so most of the tourist attractions can be reached on foot. The public bus is another good way to get around but it also travels to other parts of the region. Rent a car if you want to explore the region in your own time.

Getting to the city

Flights to Murcia land at Murcia San Javier Airport (MJV) is located some 17 miles away from the city and is served by a public bus service as well as taxis. Car rental companies are also represented.

Murcia insider information

  • Mar Menor, meaning “little sea”, is a saltwater lagoon on Murcia’s southeastern coast. With a surface area of almost 27 square miles, the lake is the largest of its kind in Europe and a popular water sports spot, and its northern salt-flats are conserved as a natural park, a beautiful wetland area hosting flocks of flamingos and other migratory birds. 
  • The Terra Natura theme park offers fun for all the family. The wildlife park, which is divided into areas themed around the African Savannah and the Iberian Peninsula, features more than 300 animals spanning 50 species. The park also contains the Aqua Natura water park, which boasts a range of water slides, pools, and even a sea lion shows. 
  • The stunningly ornate Cathedral of Santa Maria in the city of Murcia is built on the site of an earlier Moorish mosque and is composed of a mixture of architectural styles. The cathedral’s mainly Gothic interior evokes the time of the building’s initial construction, whereas its striking Baroque façade was added in the 18th century. 
  • Cartagena, a nearby city to the south, is perfect for a sightseeing day trip as it is notable for its wealth of Roman and Cathaginian ruins. These include the restored Roman amphitheatre of Carthago Nova, which dates back as far as the first century BC and was dedicated to Gaius and Lucius Caesar. 

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 61.82
Pair of jeans
£ 58.11
£ 0.92
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.93
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 1.48
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 5.19
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2.04
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.26
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.06
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.98
Large bottle of water
£ 0.30
Bottle of wine
£ 2.97
1 litre of milk
£ 0.59
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 3.43
How much does an apartment cost in Murcia?
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 241
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 538
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 383
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 287

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More information about Murcia

  • Murcia airport is the gateway to the coast. Mar Menor, Torrevieja and the Cartagena coast are only an hour's drive.
  • Fly to Murcia and enjoy dramatic landscapes and tranquil forests, while being only a stone's throw from the coast.
  • Soak up authentic Spanish culture and join in the fun at Murcia's famous parades, fiestas and carnivals.
  • Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and take a course at one of Murcia's Spanish language institutes.
  • Explore Murcia's historic baroque buildings - Murcia's cathedral is a well-known masterpiece of baroque style.
  • Take a romantic stroll along the Segura river and stop off for some local food in an authentic tapas restaurant.
  • There's something for everyone in the Murcia region from paragliding, spas and rock climbing to dolphin watching.
  • Taking a direct flight to Murcia could be a cheaper alternative to flying to Alicante.
  • If you're looking for adventure, you'll find it in the beautiful landscape of the Carrascoy y el Vallee national park.
  • A city break to Murcia is perfect for a romantic weekend, complete with fine wines and delicious local food.
  • Hire a car and take leisurely trips out to the unspoiled historic towns of Cartagena, Lorca and Alicante.

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