Murcia, whose original name was Madina Mursiyah, is a city founded in 831 by Abd-Al-Rahman II in a privileged enclave, in the middle of the Segura River Valley. During the reign of Alfonso X of Castile, Murcia was one of his capitals, together with Toledo and Seville.
There are many archaeological remains of Arab origins, such as the Convent of the Claras. The Christian era has also left a mark on the city, as it happens in the streets of Trapería and Platería.
As an impressive monument in Murcia, we find the Cathedral as a witness of the passage of time. Its construction began in 1394, and it is a combination of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical styles.
Murcia has been the capital of the province of Murcia since 1833 and, with its creation by the central government in 1982, it became capital of the autonomous community, which includes both the city and the province.
Since then, it has become the seventh most populated municipality in Spain, and a thriving services city.
DANIEL HERNÁNDEZ MESEGUER 1º C E.S.O.