Driving in Murcia is quite simple. You enter the city using some easy access roads when arriving from Madrid, Andalucia, Cartagena, Alicante...
The only problem is the access to IKEA which is immensely popular and attracts many visitors from as far afield as Alicante, Valencia and Almería which means that traffic jams often build up on the Mediterranean motorway (A-7), especially on Saturdays. The football stadium is also nearby, causing further traffic hold ups on match days (usually Sunday). The map on the right shows how to get to IKEA - Murcia and the roads affected.
Access to Murcia: the Main Routes: New dual carriageways Mediterranean, Albacete - Madrid connect to the modern access roads into Murcia (Avenida Juan Carlos I, Avenida Don Juan de Borbón) - see this google map for further graphic details.
Traffic and driving in Murcia city centre.
Once you are in the city driving isn't complex and modern new roads means that traffic is quite fluid except during rush hours. Parking is difficult. There is an underground carpark just next to the Town Hall just a short walk from the historic and commercial centre of Murcia, so if you are visiting for the day and don't want to spend ages looking for a parking space, your best bet is to go there.
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