Clay, wood, wicker… Murcians understand craftwork: go round this centre and you'll notice why.
Authentic Murcian tradition.
The region of Murcia has a great tradition when it comes to handmade objects, and the work and treatment using clay, wicker, and wood etc. has a long history here on this land. The works using pottery and the traditional figures for nativity scenes are what stand out here. This tradition goes back to the 17th century, and although it's more popular to acquire them in the Alfonso X the Wise Christmas Market which is organised between December and February, you can also find these kinds of works during the rest of the year. As a counterpoint, working with esparto grass is also typical in the region from which curious figures and household utensils are made out of, and that you can find in the art and craft centre called the Centro de Artesanía de Murcia at number 8 on a street named Francisco Rabal. As a souvenir, you can pick up a piece of the city's history in this centre.