In 2010 I took a photo from the bridge (top left) that it is one of the most popular post of MurciaDailyPhoto. Since there is a change in the way that you can visit Terra Natura Murcia (to visit another animals) you can take this image.
Spanish windmills are well known around the world by Don Quixote of La Mancha, the book written by Miguel de Cervantes (published in 1605). So windwills of La Mancha are the best known.
At Region of Murcia there are currently cataloged 212 windmills. Of these, 14 are in the town of Torre-Pacheco. There is tour to visit and to known more about these windmills organized by Tourism Office of Torre-Pacheco.
There were two types of windmills: flour mill and drawing water mill.
In the image, a windmill for milling grain into flour. All windmils has been named. This one is: Molino del Tío Paco (Uncle Paco's Windmill). It is located in El Jimenano, at Torre-Pacheco municipallity.
Called Uncle Paco, because the first mill owner, Don Francisco Alvarez was called under this nickname. This was in 1838. This windmill was in used since 1838 till 1936 (this date remainds me the start of Spanish Civil War).
In another post, I will talk more about windmills in Region of Murcia.
As I commented yesterday, due to the next festivity (August 15th), it could be difficult to find a place to put a beach umbrella on the sand.
But it is worth swimming in the Mediterranean water (or Mar Menor water if you prefer).
At Region of Murcia there are some amazing interior places where you can swim. One of them is "Salto del Usero" in the Mula river at Bullas town.
This place is well known nowadays so I invited you to come on May to June and on September to October, that there will be less people in it.
At Cape Palos, and surroundings (Marine Reserve of Cape Palos and Ants Islands / Reserva Marina de Cabo de Palos e Islas Hormigas), there are awesome views to make a diving visit : fishes, sea stars, marine flowers, sunken ships. I really recommend.
Image: a group of divers coming back to Cabo de Palos port.
August is the most selected month for holidays in Spain for people and companies.
But each summer holidays starts with: what to do this year? All depend on our pocket.
At Region of Murcia coast (named Costa Calida "Warm Coast") you can find losts of things to do. Like riding water motorbikes.
August starts with My City's Skyline Theme Day.
Murcia has different skylines depend on the selected view. From the modern of the latest neighbourhoods with large avenues, to the old neighbourhoods with narrow streets following the islamic medieval city scheme.
This picture shows the old one. I had taken from Tower of Cathedral of Murcia. First left, you can see Epicopal palace roof (Bishop's palace) (and part of its facade), second left, Town Hall roof. First center, new Town Hall offices (Moneo's building). Background, old Victoria hotel building, and on left of this building, Segura river and Manterola's bridge.
I invited you to visit other skylines of Region of Murcia:
- La Manga
This summer, at least in Region of Murcia and some provinces of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, there are good weather nights (cross-fingers to keep this weather). Around 17 to 20 Celsius degrees at night, because last year we reached 30 Celsius degrees at night. So, it is really nice to walk around cities like Murcia by night.
Image: Old Bridge, built in 1741. The first bridge over Segura river.
Visit labels to see more photos on this bridge, or just visit photos taken on: September 2008, December 2008 (daylight and by night), and April 2009.
Since not long ago, this pedestrian bridge has been illuminated with bright colours. It makes a sequence of colours.
Here is a picture of one night in August 2009. Here again, daylight, in May 2009.
This bridge is in the city of Murcia, on the River Segura.
Views of Santiago de la Ribera, next to Mar Menor.
Santiago is a district of San Javier. It has 4km of beach on Mar Menor.
At these 4km beach, there are several sailing schools, as Socaire.
The Mar Menor is ideal for sailing sports throughout the year.
Views from La Manga of Mar Menor.
In 2013, there were 24 Blue Flags on the coast of the Region of Murcia. In 2016, 40 Blue Flags.
The Blue Flag is an award given annually since 1987 by Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet a range of environmental conditions and facilities.
The criteria for the Blue Flag are grouped into four areas: quality of bathing water, environmental education and information, environmental management and security, services and facilities.
Region of Murcia has 170km of coastline, of which 73 km are the perimeter of Mar Menor (the biggest salt lagoon in Europe).
Due to climate in Region of Murcia, it is ideal for water sports.
Image: Standup paddleboarding (is Spain, this water sport is named "Paddle Surf"). This capture was take it in a beach of Mazarron.
Garden at former artillery barracks. Located at neighborhood of El Carmen.
This granite stone is suspended on water and it is possible to turn it with your hands. Children enjoy it a lot.
Another perpectives from here on 2009 and 2008 (I recommend the 2008 shot).
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...