|Rueda de la Ñora (Water Wheel), Múrcia - SPAIN|
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Water Wheel, Murcia - SPAIN
The first official card of February came from the neighbor country Spain (I wonder how and why it took so much time to arrive, almost 2 months...) and it shows a Water Wheel in Murcia, used to rise the water from a river or a channel into a aqueduct (another one of the good things that the Moors left in the peninsula). Thank you very much Maria, Murcia is one of the few Spanish cities I've never visited. This postcard took 47 days to arrive!
Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 AD with the name Mursiyah and is now mainly a services city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).