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Cheap Flights from Birmingham to Murcia
Situated a short drive away from Spain's ruggedly spectacular coast, Murcia is an alluringly laid-back city that remains relatively off the beaten tourist track. Established by Moors in 825, and having experienced an economic boom around the 18th century, astonishing architecture abounds here, from opulent Baroque churches built on the sites of ancient mosques, to picture-postcard plazas. The dining scene is exceptional even by Spain's high standards, with rustic restaurants serving delectable local dishes like slow-baked octopus drizzled with olive oil, and fresh salt-cured tuna served with sun-ripened tomato.
Throughout the summer holiday season, Jet2 operates direct flights to Murcia from Newcastle, with an average journey time of just over three hours. If you're planning a trip in winter, carriers such as easyJet offer indirect services, but these take substantially longer, so you may save time and money by selecting another departure point.
Murcia's enviable climate makes it an enticing destination at any time of year, but flights are in particularly high demand during the sizzling summer months of June to August. It's perfectly possible to secure good flight deals at this time of year, but early booking is highly recommended, particularly if your travel dates aren't flexible. You'll find it easier to arrange a cheap Murcia holiday if you visit towards the beginning or end of peak season, in late spring or early autumn. The weather at this time of year is typically gloriously warm and sunny, and discounts on essentials like car hire may be easier to come by. Whether you're travelling in 2017 or beyond, use dealchecker to compare your options quickly and easily.
Constructed over the course of several centuries, the majestic Cathedral of Murcia is an enchanting blend of architectural styles, with an imposing Gothic interior, an intricate Baroque façade and a soaring bell tower. The Real Casino de Murcia offers an alluring glimpse of the city's decadent side. Today it's a private members club, but mere mortals can take a tour of its opulent interior, with highlights including a chandelier-clad ballroom and a Moorish patio inspired by Granada's iconic Alhambra palace. The Museo Salzillo showcases the spectacular work of a local legend, the 18th century Baroque sculptor Francisco Salzillo.
Every year, millions of passengers pass through Newcastle Airport on their way to Spain and countless other destinations across Europe and beyond. This ever-bustling transport hub is conveniently situated just outside Newcastle city centre, less than 30 minutes by train from Newcastle Central Station, and just as easily accessible by car or taxi. Once you've checked in, you can kill time enjoying gleaming amenities like treat-filled duty free shops, cosy cafes, bustling bars and top big name restaurants and fast food outlets. You can also make use of free WiFi and a multi-faith prayer room.