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    Duplex With 4 Bedrooms

    Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia

    215,000€ Plus Taxes

    Beautiful duplex approximately 400m from the beach. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, kitchen, fireplace, barbecue, large garden to build a...

    • 4
    • 2
    • 137 m²
    • 343 m²
    • Santiago de la Ribera
    • Single Family Home
    Villas Barnuevo

    Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia

    From 310,000€ + Taxes

    Villas Barnuevo is a residential area consisting of 12 villas located in Santiago de la Ribera around a natural environment between the Mar Menor...

    • 3
    • 2+1
    • 152 m²
    • 196 m²
    • Santiago de la Ribera
    • Single Family Home
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    Luxury Villa With 3 Bedrooms

    Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia

    380,000€ Plus Taxes

    Spectacular luxury villa in residential area of Santiago de la Ribera, 1km from the beach with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plot of 552 m2...

    • 3
    • 3
    • 206 m²
    • 552 m²
    • Santiago de la Ribera
    • Single Family Home
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    Luxury 4 Bedrooms Villa

    Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia

    600,000€ Plus Taxes

    Spectacular luxury villa with 400m2 plot and 237m2 built, 900m from the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera, garden, artificial grass, palm trees, oliveras,...

    • 4
    • 3
    • 237 m²
    • 400 m²
    • Santiago de la Ribera
    • Single Family Home


Barnuevo-Sandoval family: the parents of Santiago de la Ribera

  The Torre Mínguez estate is officially considered the origin of the town of Santiago de la Ribera. It was built by Don Antonio Lisón, alderman of the city of Murcia and was passed into the hands of his heirs. One of the heirs was Doña Teresa Sandoval y Mena, who would marry Don José María Barnuevo and Rodrigo de Villamayor de Ulloa (Dignidad Trece de León of the Order of Santiago).

  The couple frequently visited the Mínguez Tower and in it they projected the planning of two ambitious plans: to build a hotel and to plan the subdivision of the estate through the emphyseutic census system (perpetual assignment of an asset through the payment of an annual fee). With this system, a family could acquire the property of a lot and build their home there. In this way, in 1888 a new hamlet was born on the shores of the Mar Menor: Santiago de la Ribera, whose name derives from the membership of Don José María Barnuevo in the Order of Santiago.

The urbanization of Santiago de la Ribera

  The beginnings of the urbanization of Santiago de la Ribera were made with great care by the Barnuevo-Sandoval. The marriage was not intended to achieve a mass neighborhood group, but a rational arrangement of the future settlement, drawing from the beginning the basic lines of an incipient urban concentration.

The privileged location, the climatic bonanza and the proximity of the centers of connection with the provincial transit roads, together with the facilities provided by the Barnuevo-Sandoval, encouraged many upper-class Murcian families to build their holiday homes in this place , turning Santiago de la Ribera into an incipient summer enclave for families of ancestry.

At the dawn of the 20th century, the Barnuevo-Sandoval family built their long-awaited house ‘Hotel’ and, attached to their gardens, they erected the Hermitage of Santiago Apóstol. The urbanization process of Santiago de la Ribera was already unstoppable. In 1929, the Spanish Navy Aeronaval Base began to be built on land expropriated from the Barnuevo family, and in 1943 the General Air Academy was founded. In 1968 this pilot school-base was opened for civil passenger air traffic under the name of Murcia-San Javier Airport, under joint use.

  Aware of the boom that Santiago de la Ribera was experiencing, the San Javier City Council will carry out various urbanization works, street and sidewalk repairs, while some of the residents start some services such as inns, fishmongers, passenger lines and restaurants. The City Council transfers the Hermitage of Santiago Apóstol to the Bishopric, to be converted into a Parish.

Santiago de la Ribera, today

  Currently, Santiago de la Ribera is a tourist enclave on the Costa Cálida, whose population triples during the summer months. It has a complete commercial and hospitality infrastructure, to satisfy the needs and demands of highly centralized tourism in the summer season, but with a tendency to extend the season of stay in the town.

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