Area: 11,313 km²
Population: 1.12 million
Capital: Murcia

With 250 kilometres of Mediterranean coast, the Murcia region has developed many tourism and vacation centres.  The main attraction of the Murcian coast is so-called Manga del Mar Menor.  Its major cities are Cartagena and the capital, Murcia, with its imposing cathedral.

Murcia’s cuisine is another major drawing point.  The region’s vegetable gardens and orchards, famous since the time of Arab domination, offer a rich and varied selection of ingredients for the region’s dishes.  This cuisine unites the healthy tenets of a Mediterranean diet with the imagination and creativity of contemporary cookery.

For more information:
Murcia tourism website