The city of Murcia, one of the seven most populated cities in Spain, is located to the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of the Autonomous Community of the same name with an area of 11,317 km2.
The metropolitan area of Murcia spans 881 km2. It is made up of the city centre, with a central hub of 3km, the old town measuring 1.5km in diameter and 54 suburban districts under the administrative purview of Murcia Town Hall, making up half the population of the municipality.
Geographically it is spread across two very different types of spaces: the Huerta, which stretches out along the banks of the river Segura, and the Campo, the dry land situated in the north west, north east and south of the municipality. The average altitude above sea level is around 43 metres.
Murcia is an open and dynamic city, with a favourable location in the Mediterranean arc, making it a highly attractive city for gatherings and cultural activities.
Less than 45 minutes from Murcia are two international airports, with a third scheduled to be opened. Furthermore, they are both connected to the city by motorway and special bus services.
Renfe Murcia train station (El Carmen) has a number of long and medium distance services, and is part of lines C-1 and C-2 on Cercanías Murcia/Alicante, the terminus for both lines.
The main destinations are MADRID, CARTAGENA, ALBACETE, ALICANTE, VALENCIA AND BARCELONA.
There are a number of important motorways connecting Murcia with the rest of Spain, making it fast, easy and convenient to visit us for those travelling by car or motorbike. And we’re working every day to improve our communications.
MAIN ROUTES BY MOTORWAY
From Madrid: take the A30
From Valencia: take the A7
From Andalusia: take the A7