Not everything on the Spanish coast comes down to sun and beach; there are great cultural opportunities as well, among which we have to count the museums in Murcia. After you visit the white sandy beaches and the Mar Menor, feel the breeze of the Costa Cálida, see the sinuous and rocky Islas Hormigas or dive into the surf of Calblanque Beach, it’s time to explore the corners of Murcia city. One of the most interesting and enriching ways to do so is through a visit to its museums. Murcia has an exceptional offer that includes institutions of great prestige and national and international renown. Today, we offer an exciting itinerary through some of them. Join us!
The Archaeological Museum
This is one of the most outstanding museums in the region. Located in the historic center of the city, this museum houses an important collection of objects found in Murcia from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. It has a wide variety of pieces including ceramics, bronze utensils, funerary objects, coins, jewelry, and others. The exhibitions include a section dedicated to Iberian culture. Totally essential if you want to understand the history and culture of the area, the Archaeological Museum of Murcia offers guided tours and educational activities so you can learn in a fun and entertaining way.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia
Founded in 1910, this art gallery has a collection of more than 1,400 pieces from the 13th century to the present, making it one of the most important museums in the region as well. Inside, you’ll find works by renowned artists such as Zurbarán, Velázquez, Goya, Miró and Picasso. A must for lovers of painting who are looking for art in Murcia, in addition to an impressive permanent collection, this space has temporary exhibitions that will allow you to discover artistic trends outside the classics. The building in which the collection is housed is also a work of art. It was built in the early 20th Century and presents an interesting mix of architectural styles, with large windows and its impressive dome lending a powerful and unforgettable luminosity to the interior.
The Museum of Science and Water
This modern and avant-garde space will give you the opportunity to learn about the principal advances and discoveries in science and technology throughout history. This museum is one of the main attractions of the city, thanks to its cultural and educational offer for all ages. Exhibitions, workshops and activities will give you engaging ways to learn more about science and the environment.
The Ramón Gaya Museum
A cultural treasure worth discovering, this museum will introduce you to this great Murcian painter and writer and offer a testimony to his artistic legacy. It houses more than 200 works of art from different periods of his career, and is a hidden gem of Murcia, located on a quiet street in the historic center away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Admission is free, so there’s no excuse not to include it in your itinerary!
The San Juan de Dios Monument Complex
This architectural complex is one of the most important examples of the cultural wealth of Murcia. It comprises a church, a hospital and a cloister, all great examples of baroque architecture. Thanks to a rich history and its architectural beauty, this complex has become one of the most important tourism attractions in the city and the region.
Visiting the museums in Murcia is an opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of the area, as well as discover unique places and activities that will make your holidays special. From La Manga Club, it’s very easy to head out and discover why Murcia tourism goes far beyond sun and beach.