The final touch is a custom that many Murcia have been practicing for some time and that few know, quite an experience. On Saturdays, the fishmongers often lower the prices of some of their goods since there is no market on Sunday and Monday, so they prefer to sell their seafood at a low price than not to sell it. The final touch is to go from stall to stall buying seafood for fine ranch, which they sell for just a few euros. It's One way to get a snack of quality at a reasonable price in a special environment.
I find this the be one of the most charming neighborhoods. It maintains a network of small businesses struggling to stay alive ... It is the life of Murcia with a floriblanca garden and the advantage of being able to move on foot to the center of the city.
The Gran Vía Sculptor Francisco Salzillo is the main avenue running through the city of Murcia. It goes through the centre of city from the old bridge to Plaza Martinez Tornel, then on to Plaza Fuensanta. It was built in the mid-50's after much of medieval Murcia, including the Arab baths, were torn down.
This controversial building is the expansion of Murcia's city hall and has both many admirers and detractors, but certainly there is nobody that views it indifferently. It's right in front of the facade of the cathedral which is reflected in its windows and one could say that is the counterpoint. Rafael Moneo always creates controversy with his work and this is to be expected. The Baroque square may not be the best environment for it, so perhaps it could have been better appreciated elsewhere in the city.
These are the remains of the Moorish Walls that once protected the city of Mursiya, today known as Murcia. It is one of the few Moorish buildings preserved in Murcia and contains some parts dating back to the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries. It was discovered in 1985 and the recovery process lasted until 2005.
Salzillo was a great Murcian sculptor of the late eighteenth century, and the Museo Salzillo has helped to preserve his legacy and recreate his studio since 1960. Salzillo's fame went beyond Spain: with the success of his Sacred Exhibition in 1877, he became an international sensation. From 1999 to 2002, the museum was extensively remodeled and expanded.
The Sardina del Segura looks like a big fish happily floating in the river Segura by the old bridge. This sculpture is a tribute to one of the most famous festivals in the city: the "Entierro de la Sardina" (Burial of the Sardine), which is held every spring after Easter. The rest of the year, the sculpture reminds people of the tradition and entertains tourists.
The walk of Alfonso X the Wise is one of the landmark places in Murcia, running between Plaza de Santo Domingo and the Plaza Circular. It's one of the few parts of Murcia where you can walk in the shade, and fairs are often held here throughout the year. The area is popularly known as "tontódromo".
The Teatro Circo Murcia has been recently restored and will soon be used again after having been closed for 30 years. This theater was opened in 1892 and its original structure was typical of circuses theaters arising in Spain in the late eighteenth century to mount circus, theater was used for a bullfight. The curious stage is the original, and it can be at different heights and incline levels even at the same level as the stage, which you can also download and upload various positions to become orchestra pit for example. Most older still remember his last period as a cinema before it closed where you could see "two by two pesestas blockbusters" and also celebrated boxing and wrestling.
Each September in Murcia, the Fica fairgrounds festivities begin. The place is great and has almost 100 attractions for us to enjoy. There are bars to buy the typical waffles, cotton candy or stuffed animals and balloons. There are also places to participate in games of chance (put a ring in a gift, shoot with a rifle, etc). It's a good experience though usually a bit expensive, so if you don't go with enough money, you may not enjoy yourself very much. I recommend that you don't take your mobile or bags. Try not to take anything or as little as possible so we can keep in their pockets because then to climb to the attractions we can not take our personal items and end always ends up losing something.