Tourist Saturday

This week, having the benefit of a hire car we took a drive to Murcia.

Murcia is a university city and the capital of the region also named Murcia. 

Plaza Cardenal Belluga is the city’s architectural showpiece, where the ornate cathedral, with its mash-up of styles from Gothic to baroque, and the colorful 18th-century Palacio Episcopal stand in striking contrast to the modern 1990s Ayuntamiento (city hall).

The cathedral is truly stunning, construction started in 1394, and was finished in 1462, the year the roof was completed,  there have been a number of alterations until the end of the 18th century which is why the cathedral incorporates many styles.

The stained glass windows inside are fantastic but unfortunately the height of them and the sunlight made getting a decent picture impossible.

It is obviously a working church and whilst we were there a service was going on in one of the chapels, a christening had just finished and a wedding party was gathering.  It is a tourist attraction but I felt as if I was intruding on the families celebrations, but it is definitely worth a visit.

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