Murcia is a bustling, thriving city in south-eastern Spain, the capital of Murcia Province, an autonomous region on the Segura River.
The old city centre retains a great deal of historic charm, with narrow alleys and wide boulevards punctuated by beautiful plazas. The banks of the river Segura in the central area are lined with fine promenades, inviting a leisurely stroll and relaxing drink at one of the many excellent cafés.
Murcia is a popular destination for shopping, with a great variety of small boutiques. Larger stores and well-known franchise shops are to be found in the city centre.
Murcia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, very hot in the summer, and mild with frequent rain in the winter.