Murcia is a craftwork traditional city and has one of the main universities in Spain. It was founded by the muslims in 825, after having concluded the irrigated system of the surrounding fetile region of Murcia.
In the middle of the modern city there is a square of the XVIII century, “La Glorieta”. “La Trapería” a pedestrian street which unites the Cathedral and the ancient market (nowadays the “Santo Domingo” square), is the main arterial road. The Casino is located at this street, established in 1847 and built in an eclectic style, it is a real representation of the local bourgeoisie.
Murcia is also an important university centre since its first University was founded in 1272.
As for its historic and artistic heritage, the Cathedral is the most striking monument. Its façade is baroque but the interior is gothic. The Casino is also very famous, especially for its sumptuous interior; and of course, the vast Salzillo’s artistic heritage and his great group of baroque sculptures.
Within the sphere of culture, Murcia is well-known for its rich folklore, especially bright and colourful during the Spring Festivity and the Easter processions, declared of International Tourist Interest.