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Murcia: Small City, Big Cathedral

By Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012

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Murcia is a small city with a big cathedral, one of the main reasons for going there. Inland from the popular Costa Calida (Warm Coast) and Mar Menor (Little Sea) lagoon in south-eastern Spain, Murcia is known as the orchard of Spain as it sits in the heart of the rich citrus growing districts. The cathedral was begun in the 14th century on the site of an existing mosque. The bell tower is the tallest in Spain and was built up in five layers of varying styles from the 16th to 18th centuries and contains 25 bells.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Spain Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Spain.

Photo courtesy of Keith Williamson via Flickr.

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