A place to feel the heartbeats of Murcia, where different styles of architecture collide.
Plaza de Cardenal Belluga is the historical centre of Murcia. In this square you can feel the life in Murcia through different decades and centuries. Starting from (In my opinión) the most impressing building in Murcia- The Cathedral of Santa Maria the “Ayuntamiento de ciudad/ Casa consistorial” which is built in neo-classicism style, the “Episcopial palace” and the very newly built City Hall of Murcia and many restaurants and tapas bars. I love it because it’s a combination of so many different styles of architecture, side by side to each other existing in harmony. This square is one of the Murcia’s symbols and is loved by inhabitants and tourists. Whenever some new Erasmus student or a friend came to Murcia, this was the place we visited the first. Taking pictures of Cathedral, dining in one of the restaurants with a magnificent view of Santa Maria and trying most popular tapas like Russian salad, fried potatoes with salsa, paella, squid rings, and mussels accompanied with Spanish wine or sangría. All the times I have had dinner in this square the one and the same man in his late 50thies has been serving me, which in my opinión makes this place absolutly cute. It is always full of people- it’s like a heart of Murcia- always beating with a noise of people talking and footsteps while people crossing the square during the day, closer to the evening you can see all the restaurants full with people dining, talking and musician bands playing Spanish romances.