The Murcia city It has a valuable architectural and cultural heritage that surprises all travelers, starting with its Cathedral, the Fuensanta Sanctuary and the eclectic jewel that is the Real Casino. In addition, the seventh most populated city in Spain also has a wide variety of museums of various themes and many of them can be visited totally free.

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts of Muria.
Museum of Fine Arts of Muria.

The Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia, inaugurated in 1910, exhibits an enormous variety of works from different periods, with valuable paintings ranging from the 16th to the 20th century. Highlights The martyrdom of St. Agapito of Palestrina by Odazzi, the Portrait of Mr. Javier Fuentes y Ponte by Federico de Madrazo and the collection of panels by Carlos de Haes.

The hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the months of July and August it is only open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Santa Clara Museum

Santa Clara Museum (Murcia).
Santa Clara Museum (Murcia).

The building that houses the Santa Clara Museum was a palace of muslim emirs In the 12th and 13th centuries, a castle of castilian monarchs and a royal monastery of the Poor Clare nuns from 1365 to the present. Today, it houses a large collection of Andalusian archaeology, from carved and decorated wood to highly ornate plinths and carved and painted plasterwork. Also on display are works of art by the Poor Clare nuns, collected through donations or as dowries for the novices upon entering the convent.

The hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During July and August it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Sanctuary of the Virgin of Hope of Calasparra.


The majestic sanctuary of Murcia located in a grotto excavated in the mountain

Archeological Museum

Murcia Archaeological Museum.
Murcia Archaeological Museum.

The Archeology Museum offers us a journey through time from the paleolithic to the 20th century. It houses valuable collections mostly from sites in the Region of Murcia. The funds belonging to the Argaric, Iberian and Roman periods stand out; the archaeological remains of the Argar culture, and a female torso from Cabezo Roenas (Cehegín), a Hercules Viandante from Los Torrejones (Yecla), a Pudicitia (Cartagena) and the Hermae (Cartagena).

The hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July and August open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in general and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ramon Gaya Museum

The Ramón Gaya Museum is a tribute to this Murcian artist through the exhibition of many of his works. In addition to the permanent collection, you can enjoy temporary exhibitions, painting workshops, conferences, book presentations…

The hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. From June 15 to September 15 it is open from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from Tuesday to Thursday also from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Urban landscape of the town of Caravaca de la Cruz.


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Murcia City Museum

Museum of the City of Murcia.
Museum of the City of Murcia.

The main objectives of the Museum of the City of Murcia are the dissemination and dissemination of cultural heritage of Murcia. To do this, it takes its visitors on a journey through history, art and ethnography. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, posters, archaeological pieces, models and reproductions that show the identity of the city are exhibited here.

The schedule is Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from September 16 to June 14.

University Museum

The Museum of the University of Murcia, located in Pavilion No. 4 of the Old Jaime I Artillery Barracks, mainly exhibits objects from the university of a technical, scientific, artistic or cultural nature that had become obsolete and outdated for teaching. On the other hand, temporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture, photography, archaeology, bibliography and cinema are also organized.

The hours of the permanent rooms are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And the temporary rooms from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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