August can be extremely hot

Plaza de las Flores is a good bet to have lunch, el bar del Club Taurino serves great tapas in the salitre park in the early evening.

Cathedral well worth a visit

Avenida de Alfonso X el sabio is great for a shady afternoon stroll

Some hotels are rather a long way from the centre eg Nelva, Rosa Victoria, Ibis, AC, although the latter two are served via the tram.

NH Amistad de Murcia is central and good quality.

NH Rincon de Pepe could do with a facelift

Casa Emilio clean central well priced

Churra well priced, location OK

 Avoid giving street beggars money as they appear from every corner at certain times of the year.

Navigate on foot rather than by car as congestion can be a problem.

City not too bike friendly although things are slowly changing.