Murcia
THE DELIGHT OF MURCIA From a tourist point of view, Spain and Murcia itself offer you a huge amount of interesting places to visit as the history of the city goes back to the years 800 where it was originally founded as part of Cordoba. Certainly amongst the famous visiting points for any traveler is the Cathedral de Santa Maria. Finished in the 15th century the cathedral is the most impressive monument of Murcia. The city is divided by the Segura River and is known for its beautiful Baroque Cathedral, Almudi Palace and the castle of Monteagudo ( where the Arab influence can be well appreciated ), a fortress from the 11th c., the Market de Veronicas, the Malecon Garden, the University of Murcia and the Museum Ramon Gaya. The Museum Ramon Gaya, dedicated to the artist with this same name and native of Murcia, is found in Casa Palarea in the Catalina Square. It was inaugurated in 1990 when the artist was 82 years old and also includes other works of art from other artists. Ramon Gaya was influenced by famous artists such as Vazquez and Rembrandt, so you have an idea of the intense precision of his work.
Murcia centre is a vibrant city where the coffee culture is in full swing. To sit outside at one of the many bars whilst watching the world go by is a very popular pass time for the average Murciano.
CULTURE
The Murcia region was first populated by the ancient Iberian tribes which started intense commercial relationships with the Phoenicians and Greeks, founding commercial factories on the coastal area. It is maybe thanks to this that its history has always been connected to seafaring activities and agriculture. It was a Carthaginian colony and then taken over by the Moors who graced this part of Spain with an advanced system of irrigation which has made Murcia’s crops famous world wide, even nowadays.
HOW TO FIND MURCIA 
The city of Murcia can be reached via the national road E15 from Alicante or using the C415 from the Madrid direction.
Sierra De La Pila This course is situated just a few kilometres from the provincial capital of Murcia and one hour from Alicante airport. The course was designed in the shape of two 9-hole curves which start and finish at the same point. Its main feature is the uneven greens and the main difficulty lies in the bunkers which flank them. You will need to hit a very accurate drive if you want to keep out of the bunkers and make birdie. The most difficult hole on this round is without doubt the par-5 6th, which is the longest of all. The presence of water on the 9th and 18th means you will have to take the utmost precautions and will need to concentrate totally on the game if you do not want to go over par.
GOLF IN MURCIA
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