SHOPPING IN THE CITY CENTRE
The heart of the city is the ideal spot for all kinds of shopping, with plenty of places to make a stop on the way and enjoy a rest at one of the many dining establishments in the area.
Street names such as Platería (silverware), Trapería (rags) and Jabonerías (soap making) tell us about the artisanal trade activity. They also tell us about an important commercial tradition which dates back to the middle ages, and has continued throughout the years to be the beating heart of city life, making the old town a perfect place for both tourists and locals to walk through and enjoy the benefits of local businesses - due to their proximity, the warm personalised treatment you receive, and their professionalism.
Murcia is a major centre for shopping and services. The city’s calling as a shopping destination is clear from the traditional shops scattered throughout the city, but particularly focused on the squares and streets in the centre of the old town. The variety and specialisms on offer mean that shopping in the city is an excellent way to spend your time.
Terra Natura is a next generation animal park, where zoo immersion is the most important feature. This is a new concept in zoo experience, in which you can view and come into contact with the animals in spaces designed to recreate the habitats of each species through barriers invisible to the human eye.
Terra Natura will introduces you in the African Savannah, and has more than 300 animals of 50 different species. During your trip, visitors can find faithful and impressive recreations of the habitats of various species, including: the imposing lions, the friendly meerkats, the white rhinoceros and the giraffes, and creatures from the Iberian Peninsula, such as: the Iberian wolf, the fun and friendly otters, and the brown bear.
The park also has various educational initiatives and open air activities designed as the ideal place for families to enjoy nature and for the little ones to learn and have fun.
In the summer months there is also a water park Aqua Natura, which complements a visit to the zoo with fun attractions and water-based activities.
The park also has a number of dining options, and the chance to go on a night safari.
SHOPPING CENTER THADER
Thader: Located in a large shopping area to the north of the city, it has a number of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as a multiplex cinema. At Thader you can find all the best known brands. Get there by car or by tram. There is an Ikea nearby.
SHOPPING CENTER NUEVA CONDOMINA
Nueva Condomina: The other major shopping centre in the northern area. It can be reached by car or tram, and also features major brands and a cinema. Nearby is a Lero Merlín store, and the grounds of Real Murcia F.C.
SHOPPING CENTER ZIGZAG
This leisure centre contains a number of businesses and dining options with an open air terrace. It also has a large central plaza where various activities for the public are held. Walking distance from the city centre.
SHOPPING CENTER EL TIRO
Designed as a leisure and shopping centre, it features a bowling alley, a multiplex cinema and a El Corte Inglés. Although it is very close to the city, a car is needed to get there.
EL TÍO DE LA BARCA
El Tío de la Barca is a pioneer in the region in the rental of paddle boats to walk along the river Segura as it passes through the city of Murcia.
Our love for the Segura made us think of a way to share this experience of the river from the river itself through the rental of rowing boats.
Once you try it you will want to repeat it. Come and enjoy the Segura in rowing boats!