Real Casino

 

The Real Casino is located at Calle de la Trapería, 18, near the Cathedral. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Murcia and its construction started in 1847. In 1983 it was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument. Today the casino is a private club, but is open for tourist visits and events. It is the building most visited in Murcia Province, getting about 150,000 visitors a year. The building was restored between 2006 and 2009. The older part of the casino was built by the architect Francisco Bolarin, while the façade was the work of the architect Pedro Cerdan Martinez. The style is eclectic, mixing classical decorative elements and modernist elements. Among the important parts of the casino is the Moorish patio that was influenced by the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville. There is a Gallery, El Congresillo Hall, Patio Pompeyano, Dance Hall, and Ladies Powder Room, Library, and Billliards Room. All of these are very interesting and beautiful.