The Costa Cálida offers an extensive cultural panorama, with its wide variety of museums and historical collections, theatres, auditoriums and exhibition halls. From the long history of the Region of Murcia a great artistic heritage has been preserved. In Cartagena you will find many influences of Roman times, through roads, public buildings and a magnificent theatre. Since the dawn of Christianity there are still Paleo-Christian remains in Algezares and Roman Visigothic ruins in the city of Begastri.
The Islamic presence has left many traces in Murcian culture, with the most interesting of these being found in the Medina Siyasa located in Cieza. Medieval-Christian Murcia is represented in numerous castles around the Costa Cálida like the Torre Alfonsina in Lorca, the fortress in Moratalla, and the defensive castle in the mountain town of Aledo. During the Renaissance a multitude of religious buildings were built. One example is the magnificent church of San Patricio in Lorca.
The neoclassical and modernist era has left its greatest influence on the Costa Cálida, in the grand Casino of Murcia, the beautiful city of La Union, and in the historical buildings scattered around the city of Cartagena. One building however, that is truly breathtaking and depicts Murcian culture is the Murcia Cathedral, with its magnificent tower standing 92 metres high providing panoramic views of the city, it is the most representative landmark of the city. Other aspects of the traditions and culture from the Murcia Region can be found in the network of art galleries, archaeological museums and exhibitions around the Costa Cálida. The most famous being the Museum of Fine Arts in Murcia, the collections of sacred art in the Murcia Cathedral, and the Naval Museum located in the port of Cartagena.
NATIONAL FIESTA DATES IN SPAIN
- JANUARY 1 – NEW YEARS DAY
- JANUARY 6 – THREE KINGS DAY
- MARCH 19 – SAN JOSE
- MAY 1 – WORKERS DAY
- JUNE 24 – SAN JUAN
- AUGUST 15 – ASSUMPTION DAY
- OCTOBER 12 – NATIONAL FIESTA
- NOVEMBER 1 – ALL SAINTS DAY
- DECEMBER 6 – CONSTITUTION DAY
- DECEMBER 8 – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
- DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON THE COSTA CÁLIDA
The Costa Cálida has many cultural places to visit and entertaining shows to see, making it the perfect location for an ideal day trip or top night out. With a large variety of museums and exhibitions located in the Murcia region, you can easily discover all the history and charm the Costa Cálida has to offer. There are some beautiful theatres hosting regular concerts, ballets, and musicals, while local cinemas on the Costa Cálida are screening the latest film releases.
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