Murcia is a beautiful city in southeastern Spain, known for its rich history and stunning architecture. When it comes to cheap car hire in Murcia, you’ll find several options from well-known rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar, and more. Before you book, consider factors such as the duration of your stay, the type of car you need, and your budget. It’s also a good idea to check if your rental includes insurance coverage and what the fuel policy is.
If you’re arriving at Murcia-San Javier Airport, there are car rental desks at the airport where you can easily pick up your vehicle. Ensure you have all the necessary documents, including your driver’s license and credit card. Exploring Murcia and its surrounding areas by car can be a fantastic experience, allowing you the freedom to visit the picturesque countryside, historical sites, and coastal areas at your own pace.
Murcia Airport, also called San Javier Airport, is 27 kilometres southeast of Murcia Town and is very popular with charter services and low-cost airline carriers like Ryanair and EasyJet. Facilities at the airport include duty-free shopping, Serunion restaurant and Subway fast food outlet, a car park with a capacity for 500 cars, car rental desks, ATMs and banking services.
Murcia, the seventh largest city in Spain, is located on the Segura River, 75 kilometres from Alicante, and has over 200 beaches to help the lucky visitor soak up the ever-present sun rays.
Murcia’s Holy Week Procession is one of Spain’s favourite festivals and attempts to re-enact the crucifixion. The city itself has a magnificent 15th-century cathedral (Catedral de Santa María), a magnificent palace (the Almudi Palace) and a magnificent castle (the Castle of Monteagudo) to potter around in!
Also called the Cathedral of Murcia or the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia, this magnificent building is located in Murcia Town. With a bell tower 90 metres tall (one of the tallest campanile/bell towers in Spain), Cathedral de Santa Maria is a marvel to behold. Inside the bell tower are 25 seventieth and eighteenth-century bells, previously used to warn the locals about celebrations, floods or wars. There are 23 individual chapels inside the cathedral to visit.
This fortress/castle and former prison is located high on a hill in the village of Monteagudo overlooking Murcia Town. The Monteagudo Castle has a sizeable 14-metre-high sculptor at its summit, entitled The Heart of Jesus. Once climbed, the views over the Valley of Murcia and the Carrascoy y El Valle regional park are stunning. Monteagudo is 5 kilometres from Murcia Town.
Other popular tourist attractions include Real Casino de Murcia (beautiful casino), Romea Theatre (famous theatre), Museo Salzillo (a museum dedicated to sculptor Francisco Salzillo), Parque Regional Carrascoy y El Valle (regional park), Mar Menor (water sports playground), Plaza Cardenal Belluga (popular square), Terra Natura (zoo), Episcopal Palace of Murcia, Santa Clara Monastery & Museum, Church of Santo Domingo and Church of San Miguel.