Murcia town - capital of the region Murcia

With briefly over 1/3 million inhabitants Murcia is the busy capital of the region Murcia.

Traffic without bicycles
Even though the climate is, actually, ideally for cycling, warmly and dry, it is driven in Murcia almost only by the car. With cycling Spain is a 1/4 century behind. Bridge about the Segura in Murcia
Several exactly same looking bridges are in Murcia in order to cross the river Segura. The water has on the 18th of September nearly 30 degrees and flows very slowly. Juan de la Cierva: helicopter pionier
Juan de la Cierva was born in Murcia on the 21th september 1895. His first gyroplane flew in 31. January in 1923 at the airport Cuatro Vientos, close to Madrid. Monument for helicopter pioneer
The monument is directly on the river Segura in the city center of Murcia. On the 28th September, 1928 Juan de la Cierva with his gyroplane crossed the English Channel. Monument with sculpture in Murcia
The pioneer of the today's helicopters died on the 9th December, 1936. This is the abstract sculpture part of the 3-part monument in Murcia. Cathedral Santa Maria in Murcia
After 1238, Murcia occupied by the Moor was recaptured, the mosque was substituted in the 14th century with a Christian cathedral. Murcia cathedral of entrance area
In the entrence area the back of the big organ and a Marien's shrine. Cathedral Santa Maria in Murcia: altar area
High altar and the high dome of the cathedral. Only to take photos with flashlight is forbidden for the protection of the art treasures. Completely without flash and with tripod one may. Murcia cathedral organ and tomb
In the center of the cathedral there is this tomb. Behind it the big church organ. Fountain near the cathedral in Murcia
Fountain in the right side of the cathedral with details of the outside wall. Casino Murcia
Casino Murcia foyer
As if one was some 100 kms farther to the south in the Arabian space the foyer of the Cainos looks like. Murcia was conquered also once by the Moor. Vase in the foyer of casino Murcia
Detailed exposure of the vase in the foyer of the casino. Big hall in the casino Murcia
Ceiling painting in the casino of Murcia
Heavenly scenes happen on the ceiling. A case for tiltable display of the Canon S1 : the camera is laid on the ground, the display is turned upwards. Facade of the casino Murcia
In the narrow lane of the city center it is not to be placed simply the facade of the casino in the picture. Santo Domingo church in Murcia
The church Santo Domingo was built in the 18th century. The oldest tree in Murcia on the place Santo Domingo
So one would have expected a tree rather in moist Germany than in the sunny south of Spain. It is the dominating appearance on the place Santo Domingo. Gigantic trunk
The trunk runs apart down strongly, thus as 2 ms would already begin above ground the extensive root system. Monument of the human rights in Murcia
On the place Santo Domingo the monument of the human rights is also. Back monument of the human rights
The Spanish inscription becomes light readably if you look at the picture in  high resolution. Tiny shop around the corner
Yes, there is it still, the tiny shop around the corner. Here discovered in the city center of Murcia near the shore of the Segura.

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Impressions from the sunny south of Spain in the region Murcia.

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The tourism town La Manga - the sleeve, is a narrow piece of land which the Mediterranean Sea in the east of the very much level lagoon Mar Menor Sea in the west distinguishes.

Mar Menor golf resort: Spain, area Murcia Mar Menor golf resort: Spain, area Murcia
By our visit in September, 2004 some houses and parts of the golf arrangement were already ready. On the rest of the settlement it was worked intensely.

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Isla Rondella: House for golf enthusiasts direct on the golf course in golf resort Mar Menor.

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Isla del Baron: House for golf players direct on the golf course in golf resort Mar Menor.

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Isla Perdiguera: Houses for golfers direct on the golf place in golf resort Mar Menor.

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Context description:  event events date time month 9 Sep Sept September summer autumn fall Murcia city town south southern Spain region Costa Calida
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