Murcia, chosen Gastronomic Capital in 2020

Wines, crumbs, cheeses, rice, vegetables, meat and fish is the gastronomic offer that the city proposes

The Minister of Tourism, Cristina Sánchez, announced today that Murcia has been chosen as the capital of Gastronomy for 2020 among all the Spanish cities that opted for this recognition.

Sánchez explained that just a few minutes ago his department received a favorable response to the report he sent two days ago to make his participation in this national contest official. "We are very happy for all that this will mean for the city of Murcia and for the Region."

In the candidacy, the Ministry highlighted all the "benefits" of the Region. "We had the hope that this year it would happen because it was something highly anticipated by the sector, not only economically, but also socially and everything that it will entail for people who do not know us in all of Spain."

Wines, crumbs, cheeses, rice, vegetables, meat and fish is the gastronomic offer that Murcia proposes, where the products of the garden and those of the sea coexist, making it clear that the variety is one of the hallmarks of this region.

80% of tourists visiting the Region of Murcia highlight gastronomy as one of the main reasons for choosing it as a destination for their trip and they value Murcia's gastronomic offer as very good.