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Wines and Vineyards of Murcia

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Just a short drive from the Orihuela Costa, the Murcia region is home to three DO wines, which are wines that comply to various conditions for production, these wines are Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla. Vines are said to have been introduced to the region by the Phoenicians in ancient times. Murcia’s winemaking reputation has been somewhat inconsistent through the centuries…. Read more »

Carrascoy and El Valle Natural Park

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The Carrascoy and El Valle Natural Park is a protected area not far from Murcia (about 6km) close to the district of La Alberca and easily reached by hire car. The park covers an area in excess of 16000 hectares, reaches heights of 1000 metres and the landscape is dominated by dense forests of Aleppo pine. There are over 600… Read more »

Discover the Oceanografic in Valencia…

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What is the Oceanografic? This is one of the most famous and interesting places to visit in Valencia with its magnificent modern structures in the form of nine different towers. A great place to visit in Valencia especially with the children or grandkids. The Oceanografic is situated in the East of Valencia and forms part of the cultural complex of the… Read more »

Shock Sunday Closing Zenia Boulevard, Habaneras and Supermarkets

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Many Shoppers got a shock this week finding that the Zenia Boulevard and Habaneras shops were now closed on a Sunday after years of being opened virtually every day. This is because in March 2015 a law was passed to limit Sunday opening and weekly opening hours, which would not come into effect until March 2018, which is why many… Read more »

Latest news Corvera and San Javier airports.

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On Saturday 24th February, after many years of discussion, AENA signed the management contract for the new International Airport of the Region of Murcia, located in Corvera. AENA will take possession of the airport, inspect the facilities and equipment, discuss staff being employed from Murcia San Javier airport, and have to get the proper authorisations from the State Air Safety… Read more »

The Nickelodeon Theme Park in Murcia

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Did you know about the Nickelodeon Theme Park in Murcia? This adventure theme park for children recently opened on the 1st of December 2017. It is located inside the Thader shopping centre in Murcia (opposite the Nueva Condomina shopping centre) on the ground floor with 5,000 square metres of fun and games for you and your little ones! Get the chance… Read more »

Archaeological Museum in Murcia

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If you fancy something a little different for a day, the Archaeological Museum in Murcia is well worth visiting. It shows some of the most important pieces recovered from archaeological sites in the Murcia region and some audiovisual exhibits. This is an excellent article about it.  https://murciatoday.com/archaeological-museum-murcia_6951-a.html Murcia has a rich archaeological heritage as this area of Spain has been… Read more »

Alcalá del Júcar

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Alcalá del Júcar (near Albacete) was included in an article by El Pais on Spain’s prettiest villages, and after Ana in our office paid it a visit last weekend, she told us she really would recommend a visit. So why would you make a trip to Alcalá del Júcar, 2 hours from La Zenia? The village is built on a… Read more »

La Tomatina – Valencia 30th August

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La Tomatina. Maybe you have heard the name and wondered what it was. Spain has all sorts of crazy fiestas for fun and this is just one of them. Bunol (pronounced Bunyol), just forty kilometres from Valencia, is the home of this amazing Fiesta, the culmination of a week-long festival in honour of the town’s patron saint. 8,500 residents welcome… Read more »

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