Murcia Real Estate for Sale
Murcia is a historic city in the south-east corner of Spain. It is a vibrant university city with a multicultural community. It is close to the beaches, golf courses and popular tourist destination of La Manga. Murcia real estate prices are good at the moment with many bargain homes for sale. This is an ideal area for buying an investment property as there are around 35,000 students at Murcia University as well as tourists and business people seeking rented accommodation. Properties for sale in Murcia include villas and apartments either in the historic centre or on the outskirts. Many of these are available through the award-winning real estate agency Girasol Homes, whose experts can help you to find your dream property for sale in Murcia.
Living in Murcia
Murcia has a thriving tourist industry with visitors attracted by the temperate climate, culture, cuisine and sports facilities. The regional capital and university city on the River Segura is a lively, cosmopolitan centre with grand hotels, fancy restaurants, top shops and a colourful nightlife. It is a compact city and easy to get around. The 15th century Gothic cathedral dominates the main square where there are many other beautiful historic buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants. Here you can enjoy the finest regional, national and international cuisine. Murcia cuisine is centred around its local produce such as peppers, tomatoes, fish, cheese and lamb. Rice plays a fundamental part in the Murcian diet as it is grown in the nearby Calasparra region and some consider it to be the finest in Spain. Murcia enjoys many fiestas but its Easter processions are among the most famous in Spain, when life-size, finely detailed sculptures by the 18th century artist, Murcia-born Francisco Salzillo are taken out of the museums and paraded around the city. The colourful Orchard procession takes place about a week later.
Transport in Murcia
Two international airports are close to Murcia with Alicante being 70kms away and San Javier just 45kms. Several long-distance trains and coaches link the city with Madrid and other major Spanish cities including Valencia and Barcelona. There is a local bus service and trams throughout the city centre and the suburbs. Road links are very good with main roads connecting Murcia to Cartagena to the south and Alicante to the north.
Murcia is a fine destination for sports lovers with numerous golf courses nearby as well as being home to Real Murcia football team, whose past coaches include the former Liverpool star John Toshack. Sports lovers have an endless choice of activities including hiking, horse-riding, cycling, paragliding, diving, canoeing and caving, which are within easy reach of Murcia. There are also many splendid golf courses and tennis courts close by. Murcia is also a great destination for shopping as Spain’s top department store El Corte Ingles is in the centre, and there’s also a weekly market as well as shopping centres nearby such as Thader and Neuvo Condomina. There is also a large Ikea and Primark close to Murcia. Beaches are about an hour‘s drive from the city, including the fabulous beaches at Torrevieja, Mar Menor and La Manga.