Murcia Airport, also known as San Javier Airport is located 48 km from the city of Murcia, in the heart of Spain. Murcia is known as Europe’s Orchard, due to its flourishing supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown in this beautiful area. Explore more with car hire from Murcia to really experience all the region has to offer.
Murcia Airport is small but has everything you need for a short trip. There is an airport information desk for enquiries and 2 ATMs for those last minute Euros. The airport has 4 shops including a convenience store and a delicatessen. You can buy fashion and accessories at Las Lila’s or gifts and souvenirs at Iberica Negocentro. If you missed lunch, you can grab a sandwich from Subway or have a meal at the Cafeteria Serunion. The journey from the airport to the city should take around 45 minutes with car hire, available from Murcia Airport.
Murcia is a university town and a major centre for agriculture, rich in colour and landscape. The Cathedral of Murcia is the main attraction in the city, built in Castilian Gothic style and dating from 1394. The Palacio del Almudi is a Moorish palace from the 17th century that is worth a visit as well as the church of Iglesia de San Esteban. A must see are the incredible life-like wooden sculptures at the Salizillo Museum, these were originally made for religious purposes. If you are interested in art, you can also visit the Museum Ramon Gaya. Browse for bargains at the Market de Veronicas and stroll around the Malecon Garden, these just add to the city’s attractions. Get out of the city with your car hire in Murcia and drive to El Valle for stunning sunset views over Murcia. Don’t miss the famous sandy beaches of La Manga, perfect for sunbathing and swimming or just relaxing. Visit the 11th century Moorish castle on Monteagude Mountain and drive out to the Azud de la Contraparada Reservoir to see the waterwheel.
All in all, Murcia is a great city to explore the local culture and for food lovers the fantastic local produce and traditional cafes will delight. But to really appreciate Murcia and this glorious region, car hire is an absolute must, to see everything from the majestic Monteagude Mountain to the fantastic beaches at La Manga.