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Glorieta España
30004 Murcia

Spanish name: Glorieta de España en Murcia

Gardens at La Glorieta
Glorieta de España, pedestrian square located in Murcia's old headquarters, is the city's main tourist center with important important buildings such as the City Hall, Episcopal Palace, the Belluga square and very near the cathedral. This 18th-century rectangular square has gardens, trees, palm trees, flowers, fountains and a number of statues and artistic monuments. Glorieta is located between Martillo (arcaded ward of the Episcopal Palace) and Martínez Tornel plaza, with the front opened to the Segura river which gives it a great feeling of amplitude. 
 
In the old days, the space where Glorieta sits used to house the Muslim Daraxarife or Prince fortress, which was located right next to the river bank. In the early 18th century, the area was adapted for construction of the Town Hall and Episcopal Palace, actual core of Glorieta. Construction works were completed in the late 1800s using demolition rubble from the Santo Oficio Palace towers. The square was initially called Glorieta del Arenal, with the word "arenal" meaning "strech of sand" in reference to its proximity to the river banks. 

 

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Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta
Gardens at La Glorieta

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