Tourist Visit Real Casino de Murcia
The Royal Casino of Murcia is one of the most historic buildings in Murcia, Spain. It is situated in the heart of the city centre in Calle Trapería, not far from the cathedral. The building, which dates from 1847, is a mixture of different artistic styles from the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century in Spain. In 1983 it was declared a National Historical Building, so now it is considered to be of cultural interest. The Royal Casino of Murcia Society was founded on 11th June 1847. The society first started in the mansion of Marqués del Vado in Calle Lucas. Later various other properties were acquired to form the present layout. Although, this is a private club the ground floor is open to the public and cultural events. The building is also one of the most visited in the Murcia region. After a period of decline in the second half of the 20th century, the Royal Casino of Murcia Society has revived considerably. Also, between 2006 and 2009 the building was completely refurbished, and for this reason the King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain granted the Casino the title Real (Royal). During the refurbishment the whole building was upgraded including structures, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and all of the decorative features including historic furniture, lamps and artwork. Also, many of the rooms were restored to their original decor, and the latest technology installed throughout the building. The Facade onto Calle Trapería, was built in 1902, and designed by the architect Pedro Cerdán Martínez Murcia, who also designed the indoor Market of Verónicas in Murcia, La Casa del Piñón in La Unión and La Casa del Reloj in San Pedro del Pinatar. Its eclectic style has modern and historical influences.