Tourism in Murcia
Visitors Center La Muralla
All the secrets hidden in the medieval walls of Murcia
In this Center, located in the district of Santa Eulalia, we can appreciate the evolution that over centuries urban defenses experienced. The Wall (La Muralla) of Murcia is one of the most important references of the tourist and cultural offering of the city.
The medieval wall, in the open
Visitor Center offers us the possibility of seeing a section of the medieval wall, where we can appreciate the evolution that urban defenses experienced over centuries. These transformations and adaptations of the wall to the needs of the city sum up the history of Murcia: its foundation in the 9th century, its development in the 12th century, the Castilian conquest in the middle of the 13th century, its border character during the 14th and 15th centuries and, finally, the disappearance of defensive needs after the union of the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon and the conquest of the Nasrid sultanate of Granada at the end of the 15th century, its decline and disuse in later centuries and its rehabilitation as an urban element at the end of the 20th century.
An open excavation in the heart of Plaza de Santa Eulalia
The Center is, in itself, an excavation, of about 110 m2, we can find remains of the Arab wall of the 12th century, on which during the 15th century a new wall was built coinciding at this point with the access tower. This project is the first phase of the entire archaeological environment, which will be contemplated in the near future as new actions in other adjoining sites, of about 50 m2 total, and the Arab necropolis located in the same square. All these archaeological stations were connected at the origin, so the project contemplates global phased action throughout the area, proposing communication through underground galleries.
Find out more about the Wall at the Visitor Center
The Center consists of several rooms in which daily life is virtually recreated in medieval Murcia. Through guided tour and plasma screens, infographics and models, the visitor can go back centuries in time to learn about the evolution of the wall from the Islamic to the Christian era.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8pm. Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm. Mondays, public holidays and Sundays on July and August closed.
TICKETS AND GUIDES
Free guided tours with prior reservation