It’s ‘the largest swimming pool in the world according to Esther Williams and she’d know – she was the famous water-ballet star of Hollywood. And I’m sure that many of the people who flock to the Mar Menor in south-eastern Spain are just as adept as Esther at swimming in bright red lipstick and emerging from the sea looking as glamorous as they went in.
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March 26, 2012
Murcia is a small city with a big cathedral, one of the main reasons for going there. Inland from the popular Costa Calida (Warm Coast) and Mar Menor (Little Sea) lagoon in south-eastern Spain, Murcia is known as the orchard of Spain as it sits in the heart of the rich citrus growing districts. The cathedral was begun in the 14th century on the site of an existing mosque. The bell tower is the tallest in Spain and was built up in five layers of varying styles from the 16th to 18th centuries and contains 25 bells.
December 19, 2011
Murcia in south-eastern Spain is best known for it’s 15th Century Castilian Gothic Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Glorieta Plaza (city square) on the banks of the Segura River. That is all about to change, as the rumors have been confirmed and although developers are still looking for funding, the Paramount Theme Park is likely to open in Murcia in 2015. The proposed location in the area of Alhama de Murcia next to a golf resort, if all goes according to plan.