Murcia institutions observe a minute of silence for London terrorist victims
Proceedings in the Murcia parliament were halted at precisely midday Throughout the Region of Murcia on Thursday morning staff at Town Halls, regional government offices and other institutions observed a minutes’ silence in respect..
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Murcia government approves two more green filters to protect the Mar Menor
The ponds at El Algar and San Pedro del Pinatar will occupy 14 hectares The regional government of Murcia continues to make progress towards ensuring the recovery of the water quality in the Mar Menor, and nine months after the order was given to..
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Great egrets spotted in the Mar Menor
This species of heron is a rarity in the Region of Murcia The officials monitoring conditions in the Mar Menor received a pleasant surprise last Friday when in the course of their work they spotted two great egrets in the water in the vicinity..
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One dead in car crash between El Algar and La Union
The injured driver had to be cut from the wreckage on the N-332 One person died and four were injured in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the car in which they were travelling crashed on the N-332 road between El Algar in the municipality..
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Burning car extinguished at the heliport of Santa Ana in Cartagena
The heliport was taken out of service by the Spanish military in 2002 The fire brigade of Cartagena had a busy day on Monday, when after carrying out the rescue of an injured walker during the morning they were called out to the old military heliport..
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Cartagena firemen rescue injured walker in San Gines
The man fractured two bones on the hill of San Gines de la Jara A walker who fell on Monday while rambling on the hill of San Ginés de la Jara, alongside the dual carriageway which leads from Cartagena to La Manga del Mar Menor, had to be rescued..
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MURAM Cartagena shows accessible art knows no discrimination
Creatividad y Pulsión. Bienal Contemporánea en Arte Outsider Creatividad y Pulsión. Bienal Contemporánea en Arte Outsider is on show in the MURAM Museum of Modern art in Cartagena until the 7th May, a demonstration of how art comes from within..
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Murcia government still on target to restore Mar Menor beaches by Easter
Funding of 7.7 million euros is being received from the national government Adela Martínez-Cachá, the minister for Agriculture, Water, and the Environment in the regional government, reassured local Town Halls on the Mar Menor coast this weekend..
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Timetable changes on Cartagena-Alicante bus service
The route includes stops at San Javier, Los Alcázares and other Mar Menor locations On 3rd March 2017 the concession to operate the bus service which runs along the coast from Cartagena to Alicante, passing the airports of San Javier and Alicante..
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Cartagena university thesis confirms Mar Menor green filters will work
Phosphates and nitrates are eliminated by microorganisms with the help of the right soils and plants The strategy of creating “green filters” in the Campo de Cartagena to reduce the runoff of harmful substances into the Mar..
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Dead body found in Cartagena harbour could belong to 65-year-old Irishman
The body was spotted near the Escala Real in Cartagena on Wednesday morning The body of a man who was originally believed to have been aged approximately 80 was found floating in the harbour of Cartagena on Wednesday morning, and his death is being..
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Cartagena Town Hall urged to invest into promoting outlying districts
Los Urrutias and Estrella de Mar call for more investment in social and economic growth as well as more promotion It is one of the stated intentions of the local government in Cartagena to ensure that the spending budget is not over-weighted..
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New underwater weaponry room at Museo Naval in Cartagena
The Spanish navy museum in Cartagena expands its exhibition space The Museo Naval (or naval museum) in Cartagena has opened a new room dedicated to exhibits related to underwater weapons, showing the kinds of arms used both by vessels at sea..
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Murcia government reports progress in beach restoration project
The most urgent work is in the Mar Menor but elsewhere progress is already visible As the efforts continue to restore the beaches of the Costa Cálida in time for Easter following the damage inflicted by the torrential rain of December, the regional..
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18 kilos of illegally caught octopus seized in Cartagena
The legal limit for amateur fishermen is 5 kilos of octopus per day The Guardia Civil have reported a fisherman to the authorities after seizing 18 kilos of octopus which he had caught without the required permit in the Cabo del Agua area of the..
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25th March free concert with the Trío Bacarisse in Cartagena
Taking place in the CIM building The Salón de Actos Isaac Peral of the CIM Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa building in Cartagena (which is the large building alongside the whale tail sculpture at the end of the paseo in Cartagena and is a modern..
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To 27th March Emilia Paula; The Roman woman in the Roman Theatre Museum Cartagena
Emilia Paula; The Roman woman in the Festival EMILIA PAULA. LA MUJER ROMANA EN LAS FIESTAS Emilia Paula; The Roman woman in the Festival 10th February to 27th March 2017 The exhibition can be visited between Tuesday and Saturday from 10.00..
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Until 31st May, Arquitexturas exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Paintings by Esteban Bernal at the Museo Teatro Romano in Cartagena The Roman Theatre museum in Cartagena has opened a new exhibition entitled “Arquitexturas”, featuring works by the La Unión artist Esteban Bernal which..
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10th March to 2nd April Cartagena Tapas and Asiático route
Sample this famous Cartagena coffee and the best of local tapa The X Ruta de la Tapa de Cartagena The tenth edition of the Cartagena tapas route and the sixth Asiático coffee route takes place in Cartagena between the 10th March and 2nd..
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25th March ENGLISH LANGUAGE Roman quarries and glass museum tour Cartagena
Visit the Roman Quarries and see the monuments built with local stone:pick-up Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco Turismo de Murcia y Cartagena is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified..
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25th March, Turandot, opera at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena
The masterpiece by Puccini at the auditorium on the seafront in Cartagena Turandot is one of the masterpieces of opera penned by Giacomo Puccini, although in this instance it was left unfinished at the time of his death and was completed by Franco..
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 26th March Free guided tour of Cartagena Military structures: Paseo de Ronda
This year Cartagena celebrates the Year of the Illustration This free guided tour of Cartagena is offered by the Tourist Information Office in the City of Cartagena and offers a panorama of the most important fortifications in the city, dating from..
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31st March ENGLISH language tour of Modernist Cartagena and its Casino
Discover the modernist architecture of Cartagena and its Casino Turismo de Murcia y Cartagena is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide. This tour follows..
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2nd April, La Patrulla Sinfonica, classical lunchtime concert for youngsters at El Batel in Cartagena
Childrens cartoon music played by the OSRM at the Cartagena auditorium This show features the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra performing numbers which are normally associated with children’s cartoons such as Paw Patrol, and is designed..
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Wednesday 12th April ENGLISH language Cartagena inside Semana Santa tour (afternoon)
Watch the behind the scenes preparations for one of the most important parades of the week -Wednesday 12th April: EASTER WEDNESDAY TOUR IN CARTAGENA (afternoon) Mediterranean Cartagena Tours is a firm specialising in English language guided..
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 Friday 14th April ENGLISH language tour behind the scenes of Holy Friday in Cartagena, evening tour
See the preparations underway for the evening parade, the largest and most important of the week Friday 14th April: GOOD FRIDAY ENTOMBMENT PROCESSION TOUR IN CARTAGENA (Afternoon, including transport) Meditteranean Cartagena Tours is a firm..
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15th April VII Carrera popular Isla Plana-La Azohía
A 9650 metre long race along the seafront between these two coastal villages Organised by the neighbour’s association, this race starts at 10:00 and is a run along the coastline between the villages of La Azohía and Isla Plana in the..
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22nd April 9km nocturnal race Cartagena
The Carrera Nocturna Arx Asdrubalis This night-time race starts at 20:30 and covers a distance of 9km The event departs from Plaza san Francisco in Cartagena and covers a route around the five hills of Cartagena, on asphalt. The race is open..
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23rd April Free guided tour of Cartagena Military structures: Paseo de Ronda
This year Cartagena celebrates the Year of the Illustration This free guided tour of Cartagena is offered by the Tourist Information Office in the City of Cartagena and offers a panorama of the most important fortifications in the city, dating..
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5th May, piano and orchestra concert at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena
Works by Falla, Ravel and Shostakovich at the auditorium in Cartagena This concert features the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of resident conductor Virginia Martínez accompanied by pianist Judith Jáuregui. Programme: &..
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19th May, violin and orchestral concert at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena
Works by Beethoven, Berg and Schubert at the auditorium in Cartagena This concert features the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Georg Mark accompanied by violinist Birgit Kolar. The programme features the..
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21st May, music from the Star Wars films at the El Batel auditorium in Cartagena
The Film Symphony Orchestra presents La Musica de las Galaxias in Cartagena The Film Symphony Orchestra are back, bringing the best of the music from the Star Wars saga to Cartagena in a unique concert featuring the most outstanding music from the..
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The batteries and gun emplacements at Castillitos and El Jorel, Cabo Tiñoso
Cartagena Spain, Following the military trail, Cabo Tinosa (The Guns) The Gun batteries at Cabo Tiñoso, La Azohía, between Mazarrón and Cartagena. La Bateria de Castillitos La Bateria del Jorel These two battery emplacements are well..
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Opening hours Cartagena museums throughout the year
Cartagena has a good selection of monuments and museums which can be visited in combination with exhibitions, trips out or concerts. The long and varied history of Cartagena has attracted a succession of different cultures, each leaving its own..
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Calblanque regional park
This is a good area for walking and also has several wild beaches The 1,882 hectares of Calblanque have been a protected nature reserve since 1987 in recognition of the fact that the area is one of the most typical of the coastline of the Region..
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Local Social, Los Belones
Social Club, Los Belones The “Local Social” of Los Belones is on the main road, opposite the church, and it hosts many kinds of leisure activity for inhabitants of the village. The single-storey building contains a small office..
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Where is Los Nietos
Los Nietos falls within the administrative district of Rincón de San Ginés, Cartagena municipality Cartagena is a vast municipality, covering 558 square kilometres, the City of Cartagena and port at the heart of the municipality. For administrative..
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Where is Cabo de Palos
Cabo de Palos lies within the administrative district of Rincón de San Ginés, Cartagena municipality Cartagena is a vast municipality, covering 558 square kilometres, the City of Cartagena and port at the heart of the municipality. For administrative..
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Where is Mar de Cristal
Mar de Cristal lies within the administrative district of Rincón de San Ginés, Cartagena municipality Cartagena is a vast municipality, covering 558 square kilometres, the City of Cartagena and port at the heart of the municipality. For administrative..
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Where is La Manga del Mar Menor
La Manga lies within the administrative district of Rincón de San Ginés, Cartagena municipality There is a great deal of confusion over the definitions of ''La Manga'' in this corner of the Mar Menor. The administrative district of La Manga lies..
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History of Los Belones
A brief history of Los Belones, and the Rincón de San Ginés Los Belones forms part of the administrative area of Rincón de San Ginés, an easterly corner of the modern Cartagena municipality, the history of the area closely linked to the various..
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Where is Los Belones
Los Belones falls within the administrative district of Rincón de San Ginés, Cartagena municipality Cartagena is a vast municipality, covering 558 square kilometres, the City of Cartagena and port at the heart of the municipality. For administrative..
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Espacio Mediterraneo shopping centre Cartagena Murcia
Where to shop Cartagena and the Mar Menor Murcia The Espacio Mediterráneo shopping centre is on the eastern outskirts of Cartagena, heading out of the city towards La Manga and the Mar Menor, and contains a full selection of shopping opportunities..
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The Maze, Tentegorra, Cartagena
A living maze offering a gentler form of adventure, Cartagena An attraction which may be of interest to family visitors is the maze which is located within the Parque recreativo “Rafael de la Cerda” in Tentegorra Cartagena...
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Cartagena Casino
The casino still functions as a members only social meeting point Cartagena Casino is an impressive building which has been located in the Calle Mayor of the City since 1861. Formerly the home of Marqués de Casatilly, it is an 18th century palace..
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Auditorio Parque Torres and Castillo Arabe
These two spaces are open air spaces, used during the summer for outdoor concerts and events. The Auditorio Parque Torres is a purpose built open air auditorium, located high above Cartagena at the foot of the Parque Torres. It’s primarily..
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La Catedral, ruined Cathedral of Cartagena
Concerts are held inside the bombed out Cathedral of Cartagena The ruined cathedral of Cartagena is a venue used during the summer Festival, Mar de Músicas, providing an atmospheric and characterful open air venue in which to enjoy a summer concert..
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Paseo Alfonso XII
The dockside area is known as the Muelle Alfonso XII The Paseo Alfonso XII is the main road which runs alongside the waterfront of Cartagena. On the one side is the old quarter of the city and imposing Muralla del Mar, the wall which protected the..
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Palacio Consistorial, Cartagena
Palacio Consistorial in Cartagena is also known as the Casa Consistorial Cartagena The Casa Consistorial, or Palacio Consistorial, is the building which houses the Town Hall of Cartagena. The modernist building was originally completed in 1907..
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Museo Naval Cartagena
Cartagena Naval Museum. The Museo naval of Cartagena transferred to its new location in May 2012. The Museum is located in a building which is generally referred to as the CIM building, CIM standing for Cuartel de Instrucción de Marinería..
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El Batel, Auditorio y Centro de Congresos, Cartagena
Auditorio and Congress Centre El Batel Cartagena Spain See feed below for what's on the agenda at the Cartagena Auditorio El Batel Tickets for performances at the El Batel Auditorio and Congress Centre in Cartagena are available from www.ticketmaster..
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ARQUA, Marine Archaeology Museum, Cartagena
Cartagena, ARQUA, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Subacuatica. Located in the Paseo del Muelle Alfonso XII, next to the cruise ship terminal, this museum has been designed as a window into the world of underwater archaeology, the cutting edge building..
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The Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena, Art gallery and Archaeological site
The Muralla Bizantina also contains remains of the Roman Theatre in its basement This is an interesting location, and can be added into any Cartagena itinerary as its both a very attractive art gallery which hosts some excellent exhibitions and..
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Murcia traditions : All Saints and All Souls, 1st and 2nd November
What are the traditions in Murcia? This next week is the celebration of All Saints Day on the 1st November and All Souls day on the 2nd November. The 1st is a National Holiday, a red day, so most retail outlets and all public buildings and banks..
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