The City of Murcia
Murcia is located on the east coast of Spain and is the capital of the region of the same name. With more than 440,000 inhabitants, it is the seventh largest city in the country and is located only a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. White sandy beaches, unspoilt bays and picturesque fishing villages form the coastal strip. The Spanish port cities of Alicante and Valencia can be quickly reached from Murcia. The cathedral of Murcia is the baroque landmark of the city.
With both private and public universities, Murcia is one of the central university cities in Spain. This means that the city has a varied student and night life. Numerous clubs, bars and cafés shape the cityscape. The Mediterranean climate makes allows you to sit outside all year round and enjoy the city. With music festivals, university events, theatre performances and student parties there is always something to see or hear in Murcia.
The campus of the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) is one of the most beautiful university locations in the world. It is located in the Jerónimos Monastery, a building from the 13th century. Magnificent walls with richly decorated ornamental facades – UCAM students study in an architectural masterpiece of past eras.
Murcia’s airport is located 40 kilometers outside the city. During the summer months, non-stop flights to Frankfurt are operated from there. The city is conveniently located near several motorways. There are direct connections to Granada and Madrid. In addition, the Autovía del Mediterráneo passes Murcia. This motorway follows the entire Mediterranean coast. Murcia has a strong public transport infrastructure. Both a bus line system and a tram line network connect the city. This allows students to move around the city easily and cheaply. Furthermore, Murcia offers the advantage of short distances, with much of the city center within walking distance.