A Tale of Two Cities
USD60 per person
Visit some of the highlights in the charming provincial capital of Murcia, and explore Cartagena on a captivating walking tour.
Sit back and enjoy a scenic ride into the mountains to the Sanctuary of the Fuensanta, one of the region’s most revered religious sanctuaries. Dating from the 17th century, the baroque-style church boasts noteworthy frescoes on the interior of the dome. Outside you’ll witness remarkable vistas of the valley and city below.
Then you’ll delve into the heart of the Old Quarter at Murcia and visit the 13th-century cathedral. The façade is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Spain, while the interior features three naves and 23 chapels, including the lavish and exuberant Velez Chapel.
Back in Cartagena your guided, panoramic walking tour will take you past the monument to the Heroes of Cavite, from the Spanish-American War, and the beautiful, modernist Town Hall. You’ll see the 18th-century doorway of the palatial casino, more delightful modernist houses, and the spectacular Roman Theatre.