10th to 17th August Cabo de Palos Summer Market and Party
For 8 days a summer market selling artisan products, clothing and many eclectic products is located in the run up to Cabo de Palos lighthouse. Alongside the market is a chill-out zone with DJ. The market is open from 18:00 to 24:00 between the..

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Cartagena police mobile speed trap locations 13th to 19th August
Radar speed gun locations in the city of Cartagena and the rest of the municipality The local police force of Cartagena operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipality every week with their mobile "multa cars"..

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New square and viewing points in La Manga could be ready for summer 2019
Work in the Galúa area will start before the end of this year Work on the construction of the new Plaza del Mar in La Manga, a public square and garden which is billed as affording the best views in the area, will begin before the end of this..

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Security van catches fire while on duty in Cartagena
The on-board fire extinguisher avoided further damage in Calle Jorge Juan The Cartagena fire brigade were called out on Wednesday to deal with an unusual incident at the corner of Calle Jorge Juan and Calle Juan Fernández, where a fire started..

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Cabo de Palos lighthouse to open to visitors in September
The historic structure was built in 1862 on the site of an ancient temple to the god Ba’al There has been much debate in recent years over the use to which the historic lighthouse in Cabo de Palos should be put, with modern technology meaning..

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Playa de la Calera, new dog friendly beach between Isla Plana and La Azohía
This is the first dog friendly beach to be officially designated in the municipality of Cartagena This summer the Town Hall of Cartagena has at last been able to designate a stretch of coastline as the municipality’s first dog-friendly beach..

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Until 28th October, an anthology of Dora Catarineu at the MURAM Cartagena
An anthology of Catarineu’s work is on display at the Muram museum in Cartagena An exhibition is being held this summer and early autumn of the work of Cartagena artist Dora Catarineu, containing 70 of the paintings, sculptures and ceramics..

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Access to the beaches of Calblanque summer 2018: buses in service, cars banned
The wild beaches in the regional park of Calblanque are protected during the summer This summer there are once again strict rules governing the access of motor vehicles to the beaches in the regional park of Calblanque, on the Mediterranean coast..

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Joining a Universidad Popular course can help with integration and new skills
There are courses all over the Murcia Region which will resume in the autumn The Ed's personal account of attending an esparto weaving course. If you live in the Murcia Region and would like to integrate into Spanish life, improve your Spanish..

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Enhanced reality tours now on offer at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Special goggles transport visitors to the 1st century BC in the Roman city of Carthago Nova A new project to design and provide virtual reality tours at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena, transporting visitors back to the heyday of the arena..

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Until September, exhibition of paintings by José María Párraga in Cartagena
One of Murcia’s best-known artists passed away 20 years ago last year Approximately 50 works by the Murcia painter José María Párraga have been put on display at the Muram regional modern art museum in Cartagena in commemoration of the recent..

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Until 28th August, photography of classical Mediterranean art at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
“El Latido de las Piedras” features images of works which can be seen in France, Rome and Tunisia “El latido de las piedras”, which is on display at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena, is an exhibition of over 20 photographs and an..

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Until 22nd October, 10th anniversary exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
In just a decade this museum has become the most visited in the Region of Murcia It seems incredible now to think that the 2,000-year-old Roman theatre in Cartagena was only discovered (by accident!) 30 years ago, but so new is this major tourist..

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27th July to 19th August Fiestas Caravanning La Manga
Caravanning La Manga is on the shores of the Mar Menor at La Manga del Mar Menor. Caravanning La Manga lies within the Cartagena municipality, and is a hugely popular camping site which offers permanent sites, camping for vehicles and also rents..

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Free Zumba on the beaches of the Cartagena municipality
Concluding on the 20th August: This summer the Cartagena sports department is offering free Zumba classes on beaches around the coastal zones of the Mar Menor until 20th August. There is no need to book; just turn up. PLAYA PARAÍSO. Monday..

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Until 31st August, Hans Christian Andersen exhibitions in Cartagena
The Danish author visited Cartagena during a tour of Spain in 1862 To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten exhibitions are being held under the umbrella of “La Mar..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the Palacio Consistorial in Cartagena
Luz e Ironía features works by various artists from the 20th and 21st centuries To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten exhibitions are being held under the umbrella..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the Museo Naval in Cartagena
Tale of an Ocean features work by Rasmus Nilausen Alongside the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten exhibitions are being held under the umbrella of “La Mar de Arte”, and among..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the Palacio Molina in Cartagena
Tale of an Ocean features work by Sophie Dupont, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen, Marie-Louise Vittrup and Superflex To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten art exhibitions..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the Muralla Bizantina in Cartagena
Tale of an Ocean features work by Astrid Svangren and Helene Nymann To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten art exhibitions are being held under the umbrella of “..

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Until 31st August, exhibition by local artists in Cartagena
"7+7, Mucho cuento" at the Cartagena archaeological museum To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, various exhibitions are being held under the umbrella of “..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena
Tale of an Ocean features work by Oskar Koliander, Jacob Kirkegaard and Julie Stavad To coincide with the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten art exhibitions are being held under the..

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11th and 25th August: Roman Theatre in Cartagena moonlight tour
See the Roman Theatre by moonlight this summer The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is adding a series of nocturnal theatrical visits to the other guided visits on offer this summer. Please note that theatrical nocturnal visits are in Spanish..

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Wednesday evening family theatrical night in the Roman Theatre Museum
During July and August this special family activity takes visitors back in time On Wednesday evenings during July and August the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena offers a family activity which aims to impart information about how the Roman Theatre..

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Thursday guided tours of Imperial Cartagena including the Roman Theatre Museum
This visit takes place every Thursday during July, August and September Route name: Ciudadanos de un Imperio Commentary is in Spanish, although much of the tour is highly visual and information boards are all in dual languages. Every Thursday..

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Every Thursday Free open-air cinema at Cartagena Archaeological Museum
Open-air cinema with suitably historical content Between July and the 13th September the municipal archaeological museum in Cartagena is showing free classic films in its gardens, all focusing on important women in history. The films are..

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Friday tours of Roman Cartagena: of gladiators, thermal baths and theatres
This visit takes place every Friday during July, August and September Commentary is in Spanish, although much of the tour is highly visual and information boards are all in dual languages. Route title: Pan y Circo: De Gladiadores, Termas y..

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17th and 18th August, music and much more at the Cabo de Pop festival in Cabo de Palos
Water and beach sports, guided tours in English, a market and foodtrucks as well as a Spanish pop rock festival in Cabo de Palos This year’s Cabo de Pop music festival in Cabo de Palos is taking place on 17th and 18th August. This is not..

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17th August Free concert in Cabo de Palos: Stolen
This is part of a series of concerts around the Cartagena municipality Cartagena council offers a variety of activities under the umbrella of “TU MEJOR VERANO” (your best ever summer), taking music into all reaches of this vast municipality..

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18th August, free workshops at Leroy Merlin in Cartagena and Murcia: installing and repairing laminated flooring
Laminated flooring offers a smart, easy-to-clean alternative to traditional Spanish floor tiles The series of regular free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continues in Murcia and Cartagena on 18th August with..

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Saturday theatrical tours of Roman Cartagena
Every Saturday during August Tour title: Hermes y Máximo, estrellas del espectáculo Commentary is in Spanish, although much of the tour is highly visual and information boards are all in dual languages. The tour takes place every Saturday..

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August 18th Theatrical evening tour of the Roman Theatre Museum
The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is adding a series of nocturnal theatrical visits to the other guided visits taking place this summer, giving visitors a chance to see this vast theatre complex at night. Visit title: Aulaeum, abajo el tel..

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18th August Free concert in Los Nietos: El Sitio de mi Garaje
This is part of a series of concerts around the Cartagena municipality Cartagena council offers a variety of activities under the umbrella of “TU MEJOR VERANO” (your best ever summer), taking music into all reaches of this vast municipality..

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Tuesdays and Sundays: Virtual reality tour of the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Special goggles transport visitors to the 1st century BC in the Roman city of Carthago Nova A new project to design and provide virtual reality tours at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena, transporting visitors back to the heyday of the arena in..

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Free guided theatrical Sunday visits to the ARQUA sub-aquatic archaeology museum
Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática. ARQVA in Cartagena Free theatrical visits on the 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August. Start time: 12.30 Participation free of charge. The last journey of the frigate Nuestra Señora de las..

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21st August Free cinema in Playa Honda
Free open-air classic films around the Mar Menor Mar Menor de Cine For this summer’s cinema cycle on the shores of the Mar Menor a series of films has been chosen to represent the spirit of the regional cinema library: high quality films for..

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24th August Free concert in La Azohía: Todo Secretos
This is part of a series of concerts around the Cartagena municipality Cartagena council offers a variety of activities under the umbrella of “TU MEJOR VERANO” (your best ever summer), taking music into all reaches of this vast municipality..

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25th August, free workshops at Leroy Merlin in Cartagena and Murcia: childproofing your home
Safety first to avoid mishaps involving curious toddlers! Looking after toddlers and young children can be something of a headache, and all the more so if they cannot be allowed to wander from room to room within the home due to the dangers of..

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25th August, 7-kilometre run in the Sunset Race at La Manga Club
The annual end-of-summer run around the golf courses of La Manga Club The 5th annual Sunset Race is being held over a 7-kilometre course at La Manga Club on 25th August, offering runners in the Region of Murcia a relatively unusual opportunity..

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25th August Free concert in Isla Plana: Nena Rose
This is part of a series of concerts around the Cartagena municipality Cartagena council offers a variety of activities under the umbrella of “TU MEJOR VERANO” (your best ever summer), taking music into all reaches of this vast municipality..

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Until 31st August, Danish art exhibition at the CIM building in Cartagena
Tale of an Ocean features work by sculptress Tove Storch Alongside the 2018 La Mar de Músicas world music festival in Cartagena, which runs from 20th to 28th July, ten exhibitions are being held under the umbrella of “La Mar de Arte”, and..

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Every Saturday in September: Family activity in the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
The guided visit and activities "Escipión Versus Hannibal: La Batalla Continúa" takes place on Saturdays during September Every Saturday during September, to coincide with the Romans and Carthaginians celebrations, a SPANISH LANGUAGE..

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1st and 15th September:Theatrical evening tour of the Roman Theatre Museum
The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is adding a series of nocturnal theatrical visits to the other guided visits taking place this summer, giving visitors a chance to see this vast theatre complex at night (see feed below for other summer activities..

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8th September: Roman Theatre in Cartagena moonlight tour
This is the last chance to see the Roman Theatre by moonlight this summer The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is adding a series of nocturnal theatrical visits to the other guided visits on offer this summer. Please note that theatrical nocturnal..

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Carthaginians crushed as Romans invade Cartagena
Locals say Hannibal has let them all down by chasing off across the Alps to attack Rome CLICK ON GALLERY TO ENLARGE IMAGES Qart-Hadast is no more following a successful invasion by the Romans yesterday and local residents have awoken this morning..

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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. These two battery emplacements are well worth a visit, whether you have any interest in..

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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 from which the..

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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..

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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 in 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 Casino of Cartagena
The Casino occupies an 18th century palatial home in the centre of Cartagena The casino of Cartagena occupies an impressive 18th century building in the main pedestrian street of the old city centre, the Calle Mayor, just a couple of hundred..

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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 used..

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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, a location..

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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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Sinking of the Castillo de Olite
The worst naval catastrophe of the Spanish civil War. The story of the Castillo de Olite, sunk 1939, Cartagena It is generally agreed by historians that the final phase of the Civil War in Spain lasted from approximately December 1938 to April..

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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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