Admire centuries of beautiful architecture on this guided Spanish-language tour of Murcia's historic centre, the best way to immerse yourself in the Spanish city.
Murcia Guided Walking Tour Itinerary
Your tour of Murcia will begin at the Plaza de la Glorieta de España, a square in the heart of the city centre lined with beautiful buildings like the Casa Consistorial, or Town Hall. As you admire its pink Neoclassical-style façade, your Spanish-speaking guide will begin to reveal interesting facts about the history of this southern Spanish city.
Wander through the square, passing the curiously-named "El Martillo", or "The Hammer", before reaching the nearby Puente Viejo, or Old Bridge, which spans the River Segura. Despite being well-named, as it is the oldest bridge in the city, it also goes by another name, Puente de los Peligros, or Bridge of the Hazards! Don't worry though, you're in no danger: the viaduct's nickname actually has a religious explanation.
Following the same theme, your guided tour of Murcia will continue to three historic churches: the Iglesia de San Pedro, Iglesia de Santa Catalina and the Parroquia de San Bartolomé, whose architecture will demonstrate the contrasts between Baroque and Mudéjar art. Wandering through the historic centre, you'll pass by buildings representing a range of different architectural styles, including Modernist, before arriving at the Murcia Cathedral. Its façade, an exquisite Spanish Baroque masterpiece, will leave you speechless!
Murcia Cathedral stands out not just for his beautiful architecture, but also for its 95-metre-tall (312 foot) belltower, the tallest in Spain. Continuing along Trapería and Platerías Streets - whose Spanish names refer to the Medieval trades that were centred there - you'll find yourself in the square that is home to the iconic Romea Theatre, at the heart of Murcia's cultural life.
From the theatre, you'll make your way to the Convent-Church of La Merced. You can't leave Murcia without knowing its history... to discover it, you'll have to travel back to the Middle Ages! Your next stop, at the incredible San Esteban archaeological site, will help you understand Murcia's past during the Islamic era of Al-Andalus.
Your tour will come to an end in front of the nearby San Miguel Church.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 3 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
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English guided tour
Children between 3 and 10 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in Spanish.
Spanish speaking guide with expert knowledge of Murcia's history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plaza de la Glorieta de España (in front of Murcia City Hall).