Royal monastery - Museum of Santa Clara
Founded in the 14C, the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara was built on the ruins of an Almohad palace. The Gothic cloister, surrounding the main pool of the Arab palace, has an Arab portico with three festooned arches. Excavations have revealed traces of an Almoravid palace (12C), including a fragment of a 12C painting depicting a flautist. In the museum, which has an important collection of Islamic art, note the Christ on the Cross by Francisco Salzillo.
Address:Avenida Alfonso X El Sabio, 1 Murcia
Phone:+34 968 27 23 97
Price:free of charge
Jul-Aug: Tue-Sun 10am-1pm; May and Sep: daily except Mon 10am-1pm, 5pm-7.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-1pm; Oct-Apr: daily except Mon 10am-1pm, 4pm-6.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-1pm - guided tour, booking compulsory