Royal Casino of Murcia

Murcia, Spain

Royal Casino of Murcia is a jewel of eclecticism located in the heart of the historical centre Murcia. It is a unique building from an architectural point of view, located in an emblematic place in the capital, Trapería Street, of which it is a hallmark. Its construction began in 1847. The building is a mixture of different artistic currents that coexisted in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century in Spain and was declared a national historical-artistic monument in 1983.

Through the entrance door and a small neo-Baroque lobby, you access the Arabiam Courtyard, whose spectacular neonazari style decoration required more than 20,000 sheets of gold leaf.

It is also worth noting the library, in which stands out its upper grandstand of carved woods, supported by casting brackets depicting flamingos and the adjoining ladies’ room that is decorated with female allegories of the goddess Selene painted on the ceiling.

The Ballroom is perhaps the best known and most splendid witness if the social life of Murcia for more than a century

It's neo-Baroque in style. The valuable paintings that embellish it - four midwives in the clouds - represent Music, Sculpture, Painting and Architecture. Four medallions represent the illustrious children of Murcia: Romea, Salzillo, Floridablanca and Villacís.

It is also worth noting the billiard room, and two meeting rooms with huge windows to the Trapería Street which the Murcians, with the fine humor that characterizes them, nicknamed las Peceras (fishbowls).

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Founded: 1847
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Spain

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Marina Rodriguez 1 (2 years ago)
The casino is amazing! Not very big but each room has its unique style and is beautifully restored. We saw original lamps and furniture. The entry fee is very good price. And it includes a free audio guide, recommend!
Terrie Kay (2 years ago)
Wow this is a little hidden gem. It's not a casino, it's a private members club, but four a small fee you can go in and see the most spectacular architecture and interior decor. You get a little book that explains what each room was used for. Plenty of places for you to sit so you can just look and admire. Well worth a visit
Gediminas Navikas (2 years ago)
Very nice inside. Cozy and unforgettable. Recommendation to visit.
Albeare Rowley (3 years ago)
Brilliant place to visit. Can even have a drink or meal with a family. This is not a gambling casino more of a private business class club that is now open to the public.
Roksolana Błaszczak (3 years ago)
The visit was nice. On Sundays entry is free, so it was pure pleasure. Personally I don't think it's worth to come in for normal price ?
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