Things to do in Region of Murcia

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Cartagena: Roman Theater, Forum, Castle and Panoramic Lift

1. Cartagena: Roman Theater, Forum, Castle and Panoramic Lift

Save money and visit 4 top museums and archaeological sites in Cartagena with this convenient combo ticket and optional audio guide. Get 1-time entry to the Roman Theater, Roman Forum Museum, Panoramic Lift, and Conception Castle and take advantage of transportation discounts. Start with any of the 4 attractions and get up to 15 days to visit each one after the first activation. Get exclusive discounts on tourist transports by simply showing your confirmation voucher at the tickets counter. Visit the Roman Theater Museum and journey into one of the most surprising discoveries of the city in recent decades. Marvel at the most important part of the site: the Roman Theater itself, one of the largest in Spain with a seating capacity of 7,000. Head to the Roman Forum Museum that stands at the entrance to one of the largest urban archaeological parks in Spain. Throughout its various halls, where a careful selection of pieces is exhibited, learn about the long history of the old Carthago Nova. Stroll through important remains of the glorious Roman era. Spot the Curia, or local senate, with its richly decorated marble pavement. See the Colonial Forum, the city’s neuralgic center, the distribution of which symbolized at various levels the hierarchy between the divine and the human. Visit the Sanctuary of Isis where the mystery cults of the Egyptian gods were celebrated, the old roads with cart tracks, and the port’s thermal baths and its magnificent entrance portico with its original flooring. Finish your visit to the Roman Forum Museum at the atrium building, with its high walls and pictorial decorations that transport you to the great banquets of the Roman Empire. Witness next the fortress of the Castillo de la Concepción (Conception Castle), one of the best points to discover the city and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. Take in the best panoramic views of the city and its natural harbor atop the fortress, which is easily reached via the Panoramic Lift (included) to avoid having to walk up the hill.

Calasparra: Almadenes Canyon Rafting with Caves and Rock Art

2. Calasparra: Almadenes Canyon Rafting with Caves and Rock Art

Discover Almadenes Canyon on a rafting trip with expert guides. Admire the beautiful scenery of this protected area known for its riverine forest, rocky landscape, and ancient rock paintings. Start the trip by rafting along a section of the Segura River. Discover over 150 species of flora and fauna within the towering walls of the canyon as your guide gives a detailed account of the rich biodiversity of the area. Stop on the banks of the river to visit the Monigotes Cave. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, see a variety of red schematic paintings which are over 8,000 years old. Here the guides will give a rock art workshop/demonstration. Admire these fascinating works which depict human outlines, animal representations, and other mysterious patterns which are difficult to interpret. Then, board the boat and enter the Cave of the Otters, named for its curious animal inhabitants. Sail out of the mouth of the Alfonso XIII reservoir, before finishing the adventure at La Mulata dam.

Murcia: Terra Natura Murcia Entry Ticket

3. Murcia: Terra Natura Murcia Entry Ticket

Terra Natura Murcia is a new-generation wildlife park, where you can discover a unique concept in habitat design that enables you to come into contact with the animals as if there were no barriers between you. In the park you can see more than 500 animals of 50 different species, some of them in danger of extinction.  The complex is divided into two environments. One of the areas is set in Kenya and has species of animals characteristic of this country, such as lions, giraffes and hippos. The other area represents the Iberian peninsula, and is home to wildlife common to this area, such as Iberian wolves, brown bears, etc. A range of shows and adventure activities make Terra Natura the ideal choice for families looking for a fun and rewarding day out.

Cartagena : Roman Theatre Museum Entry Ticket

4. Cartagena : Roman Theatre Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about the historical processes by which the Roman Theater in Cartagena was buried until its re-discovery. Step into the "Passageway of History” and learn about the development of the theater site dating back to the 1st century B.C. Find out how plays were performed during Roman times and the political implications of the Roman art world. See the remains of a Roman house with mosaic tiles, which was destroyed during the construction of the theater. Discover the history of Roman Spain with an entry ticket to the fascinating Roman theater in Cartagena.

Cartagena: Roman Forum Entrance Ticket

5. Cartagena: Roman Forum Entrance Ticket

Experience the Roman Forum in Cartagena, Spain, a museum that allows you to delve into the 19th- and 20-century histories of the Cerro del Molinete Archeological Park. Throughout its three floors, see a selection of the most significant pieces found in the excavations around the Forum, which includes the painting Apollo and the Muses, and many other famous works of art. Conclude the tour by viewing sites and remains from the glorious Roman era. There is the Colonial Forum, the Sanctuary of Isis, the port's thermal baths and ancient roads, and the Atrium House. Marvel at the beauty throughout this magnificent museum and be transported back to the Roman Empire.

Cartagena: Panoramic Double-Decker Bus Tour

6. Cartagena: Panoramic Double-Decker Bus Tour

Climb aboard a double-decker bus and go on a tour of Cartagena. The bus is equipped with a spoken explanation of the city’s highlights so you don’t miss any details. Enjoy the bus tour before stopping for an hour of free time to explore the city center and Cala Cortina beach. Ride through the old Cartagena and see its walls, buildings, and archaeological remains. Then, drive into the modern Cartagena, entering the commercial city center. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore your way. See city monuments and other places of interest as you stroll around. Take in views of the city’s waterfront and bay with its numerous “shore batteries.” If you’d like, head to the only urban beach in the city, Cala Cortina. At the end of the tour, head back to the meeting point.

Cartagena, Spain: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks Tasting

7. Cartagena, Spain: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks Tasting

The “Tapa” has become a hallmark of the Spanish culture. On this excursion you’ll be able to enjoy several exquisite tapas and beverages during a delightful tour in the city of Cartagena. Your visit will begin at Cartagena harbor where you’ll meet your professional guide, who will answer any questions you have about local gastronomy and the history and culture of Cartagena. Truly emblematic places will be visited, such as the Consistorial Palace, Calle Mayor (a great example of Modernism in the city), the Casino, the Gran Hotel, San Francisco square, Casa Maestre, San Francisco Square, and Casa Maestre of Cartagena.. Several stops will be made during the visit to taste typical Spanish tapas, a real pleasure for all senses.

Cartagena: Ancient Roman Walking Tour with Entry Tickets

8. Cartagena: Ancient Roman Walking Tour with Entry Tickets

Enjoy a trip back in time as you discover Cartagena’s Roman history on a 2-hour walking tour. Visit some of the city's most important Roman monuments and ruins, archeological sites, and buildings, stopping for a drink and a tapa along the way. Follow your guide through the city’s streets and along the Roman Route as you learn about the city's Roman history. Take in some of Cartagena’s stunning 19th and 20th-century buildings as well. During this complete city tour your guide will provide commentary on all of Cartagena’s emblematic sites.

Murcia: Almadenes Rafting Day Trip & Monigotes Caves

9. Murcia: Almadenes Rafting Day Trip & Monigotes Caves

The tourist descent of the Segura River through the Almadenes Canyon and the Las Dunas eco-route. It crosses one of the most important spaces in the Region of Murcia, due to its great ecological and archaeological value. During the tour, in a non-motorized zodiac, the flora and fauna of the Almadenes Canyon Nature Reserve are observed, where the Segura River descends between high walls. Halfway through the route, more or less, a stop is made at Los Abrigos del Pozo or Cueva de los Monigotes, where there are cave paintings dating from the Neolithic. This enclave was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Cartagena: Tapas Guided Walking Tour with Roman Theater

10. Cartagena: Tapas Guided Walking Tour with Roman Theater

Sample delicious local food and delightful different drinks on a tapas walking tour of the port city of Cartagena. Hear all about local history as you stroll its streets, and top off your experience with a visit to the city's imposing Roman Theater. Meet your guide for a walking tour of the city. Learn about local culture, customs, and food as you taste a variety of tapas from the city's traditional bars and restaurants. Immerse yourself in an experience where each tapas is accompanied by a different drink. Eat and drink like a local with tapas featuring local products and the locations often off the tourist track. Listen to explanations from your guide as you eat and drink your way round this evocative city. Complete your experience with a visit to the Roman Theater at Carthago Nova. Marvel at a venue dating from the 1st century BC and regarded as one of the most important Roman theaters in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 370 reviews

We had the best day rafting with the excellent guides, Ismail and Antonio. Everything was very well organized and ran smoothly. There are no currents or rapids, just a calm journey through stunning scenery. I never knew Murcia was this green. Can't recommend this tour enough!

Outstanding! Our guide was excellent and provided many details of the city and history- this tour is excellent for those who want to see the sites and then enjoy tapas - highly recommend!

Our guide very good. We learned a great deal about the city. The food & drink was good and different than anything we’ve had before.

Easy to find no line during our visit and we were able to enjoy at our own pace. It was a wonderful experience.

excellent tour guides,made it fun and easy to understand,well worth it.