138 million euros for Torre Pacheco-Cartagena AVE
New work will get underway to create the Torre Pacheco-Cartagena section of the eventual AVE high-speed train line Spain’s Council of Ministers has authorised the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility to put out to tender, via the company..

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Seismic activity in the waters off Cabo de Palos this Monday
The quake was one of few that are stronger than magnitude 2 in Murcia A quake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale occurred this morning in the Mediterranean Sea, in the waters off Cabo de Palos and Cartagena, according to the National Geographic..

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30 protected loggerhead turtles released in Isla Plana
Turtle tracks have also been detected in Cabo de Palos Thirty loggerhead turtles were released on the beach of Isla Plana in Cartagena this Wednesday, July 3, while in the last couple of days traces of loggerhead turtles have also been found on..

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This is the only place in the Region of Murcia that has a Low Emission Zone
Cartagena is leading the way in this environmental initiative, which is required by law since July 1 Among the cities and towns in the Region of Murcia with more than 50,000 inhabitants, Cartagena stands out as the only one that has activated..

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Cartagena beaches ready for summer with disabled access and a new hiking-cycle path
Assisted swimming and beach services are high on the list of preparations for the summer in Cartagena, as well as a great new cycle path The beaches of Cartagena are now ready for the summer season, with facilities being installed to accommodate..

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La Manga del Mar Menor Bus 44 gets seven more stops for summer
It is part of a project to improve the movement of people in La Manga and ease traffic in the busy summer months The number of stops on the bus line 44 between Cabo de Palos and Veneziola, in La Manga del Mar Menor, increases from 27 to 34 in..

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Playa Honda-Villas Caravaning cycle path delayed due to technicality
Questions over the ownership of land near the Mar Menor means that the planned walkway and cycle path will not be completed this summer Work to create a new cycle and pedestrian path to join Playa Honda and Villas Caravaning near the southern..

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Cartagena summer street markets kick off this July
Isla Plana, La Azohía, Los Nietos and more get their summer markets in July and August The street markets that are held every year in summer in the towns of Cartagena will begin starting from Monday July 1 and will run weekly until Sunday September..

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Cabo de Palos market stallholders and food trucks refuse to return to Las Dunas
Over 100 vendors at the Cabo de Palos Sunday market say they do not want to return to Las Dunas shopping centre Cartagena’s Councillor for Commerce, Belén Romero, announced recently that as soon as this summer the 196 stalls of the Cabo de..

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Free guided tours in the city of Cartagena 2024!
Contact your guide and arrange a visit to Cartagena whenever you like! During the remainder of 2024 the tourist board of the Region of Murcia has organized a series of guided tours which can be contracted on any date and at any time by groups of between..

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Cala Reona beach reopens
Swimming in the sea was prohibited at the Cartagena beach this weekend The beach of Cala Reona in Cartagena has reopened this Monday June 17 after being closed to swimmers this weekend “as a result of the episode of storms that occurred last..

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Cartagena Beach Bus to Cala Cortina and El Portus summer service
The El Portús and Cala Cortina beach bus runs from mid-June to late August 2024 The Alsa Beach Bus from Cartagena city centre to the beaches of Cala Cortina and El Portús will run all summer long, starting from Friday June 14.   Bus line..

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British paedophile, 68, arrested in Cartagena
Murcia police have arrested a fugitive wanted in the United Kingdom for sexual abuse of minors Spanish police officers have arrested a 68-year-old British man in Cartagena (Murcia) who had an International Arrest and Extradition Warrant issued..

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Cartagena Harbour Tours for summer 2024 start again this May
Book your place on a 3-hour-long morning tour to discover the history of Cartagena harbour! The popular Cartagena Harbour Tour is restarting its programme for the summer, beginning at the end of May.   Yes, Cartagena Harbour Tours are setting..

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Roadworks to start on the RM-12 into La Manga after the summer
Before the summer is out, there will also be a new public access road to one of La Manga’s most popular beaches The Governing Council of the Region of Murcia has given the go-ahead to a contract to reinforce the road surface of the RM-12, commonly..

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Full programme for the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Gregory Porter and Diana Krall top the bill at the 26th edition of Jazz San Javier The full line-up has been confirmed for the 26th edition of the San Javier Jazz festival, a truly international event which takes place this year with 14 concerts between..

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Rain-free corner of Murcia named the driest spot in Europe
Cartagena, Lorca and Águilas have experienced the least amount of rainfall in the last five months A severe and prolonged drought has gripped the southeast of Spain, particularly affecting the provinces of Murcia and Almería. And there’s one..

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WorkinSpain recruitment agency is now sourcing candidates for summer waiting staff
A unique opportunity to spend the summer working in the stunning La Manga-Cartagena area of southern Spain WorkinSpain is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for summer waiting staff positions in the beautiful La Manga..

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Traditional festive confectionary in the Region of Murcia
The taste of Christmas in the Costa Cálida Christmas sweets are as much a part of the festive season in the Costa Cálida as the tree, the presents, Midnight Mass, the sound of sleigh bells and “Love Actually” on the TV, and while the Region..

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10 unique natural wonders in the Region of Murcia!
Icy cold springs, moonscapes, badlands and enchanted natural cities in the Costa Cálida! Far from being simply a stretch of coastline in the western Mediterranean, the Region of Murcia has a fantastically varied landscape, and the following selection..

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Cartagena promotes the rural treasures of Perín, Tallante, Isla Plana and La Azohía
Tourism in and around Cartagena is more than Roman architecture and spectacular beaches! The city and municipality of Cartagena is blessed with several major tourist attractions including the magnificent Roman architecture which is still being revealed..

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7 of the spookiest haunts in the Region of Murcia
Locations to send chills down your spine even in the heat of the Costa Cálida summer! The Region of Murcia is renowned for its sunshine, the warmth of its climate and its people, the good living and the delicious food, but even the Costa Cálida..

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Until September 29 World War II spies and secrets exhibition in Cartagena
The Second World War arrives at the Civil War Air Raid Shelter Museum in Cartagena “Misiones Secretas” is the title of an exhibition running throughout the summer of 2024 at the Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil in Cartagena, seeking to bring to..

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July 15 Free Carole Alston concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
The exquisite vocalist performs live at the Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor The Financial Times has described the voice of American jazz, gospel and blues singer Carole Alston as “sweet and dark as cane honey” and she has had..

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July 17 Free Steam Brass Band concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Great live entertainment on the Explanada Barnuevo in Santiago de la Ribera! The Steam Brass Band is one of the most impressive, original and fun groups to emerge in the Region of Murcia in recent times. This brilliant brass band adapts some of the..

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July 20 Free Burrock rock music event in Perin in the countryside of Cartagena
Rock music replaces a donkey climbing the church tower as the local fiestas of Perín evolve over the centuries For many years, the annual summer fiestas in the western Cartagena village of Perín included a celebration of an event which supposedly..

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Six great family days out in the Region of Murcia this summer!
Half a dozen plans for a day away from the beach in the Costa Cálida! School’s almost out for summer, and thousands of families will be heading from all over Europe to the Costa Cálida for their annual dose of sun, sea and sand, but of course..

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5 days out with a difference in the Region of Murcia!
Treasures not far from the beaches of the Costa Cálida, selected by the Murcia tourist board We all know that the most common reasons for visiting the Costa Cálida are the warm climate, the fabulous beaches and the clear waters of the Mediterranean..

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Gluten-free meals and a special breakfast offer at La Solana restaurant in La Manga Club!
La Solana is the onsite restaurant at the prestigious La Quinta Club in La Manga Club La Solana Bar and Restaurant at La Quinta Club in La Manga Club has recently become the only establishment in the area to be fully recognised and accredited by the..

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Tickets go on sale on April 20 for the 2023 La Mar de Músicas festival in Cartagena
The spotlight falls on Canada at La Mar de Músicas from July 14 to 22 Tickets and season tickets go on sale on Thursday April 20 for this year’s La Mar de Músicas season of live concerts in Cartagena, immediately following the official presentation..

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See Boney M live in concert in La Manga this year
The remaining members of Boney M still performing will be at Murcia’s Hermosa Fest this year Known for hits as varied as ‘Rasputin’, ‘Ma Baker’, ‘Sunny’ and ‘Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday’, Boney M are one of the premier..

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Murcia traditions: All Saints and All Souls, 1st and 2nd November
What are the All Saints and All Souls Day Halloween traditions in Murcia? This next week is the celebration of All Saints Day on November 2 and All Souls day on November 2. The fiesta on November 1 is a National Holiday, a red day, so most retail..

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Licor 43 offers new chocolate liqueur at the Experiencia 43 visitors centre just outside Cartagena
Licor 43 Chocolate can be purchased only in selected restaurants and at Experiencia 43! For seventy-six years Licor 43, produced in Cartagena, has been one of the most popular liqueurs in Spain, proving to be an international success as it has been..

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19 delicious gastro experiences in and around Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca!
Wine, cheese, honey, beer, liqueurs, wild plants, coffee… just some of the gastronomic delights awaiting you in the Costa Cálida! Of course tourism in the three largest cities of the Region of Murcia (Lorca, Cartagena and the regional capital)..

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Cartagena offers 6 gastro-activities to learn about local food and drink specialities
Cheese, coffee, artisan beer and liqueurs are among the products featured in the list of Cartagena gastro-experiences! Within the gastronomic tourism package put together by the regional tourist board of Murcia under the title “1,001 sabores de..

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Get to know the Region of Murcia in just 3 days!
Capture the essence of the Costa Cálida in the course of a long weekend Are you taking advantage of the warm spring weather to spend a long weekend in the Costa Cálida? Or maybe you live here and have friends who are coming to explore the Region..

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Cartagena demo workers make shock Roman discovery while knocking down a 19th century building
Workers in the Murcian city were in the middle of demolishing a 19th century building when they came across an ancient Roman column Demo workers in Cartagena, Spain received a shock while they were knocking down a building in the Murcian city.  ..

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Experiencia 43, a fascinating half-day out at the home of Licor 43 just outside Cartagena
Learn more about the most popular liqueur in Spain on a guided tour of the factory and museum The tour includes tastings and a chance to pick up a great gift pack. The Licor 43 Experience offers visitors the chance to get to know one of Spain..

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4 historic monuments and heritage sites in Murcia at risk of disappearing
The state of ruin of the structures has prompted their inclusion on the Red Heritage List Four architectural buildings in the Region of Murcia are very different from each other in terms of time period and design, but they share one common trait..

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New bus routes in the Cartagena and Mar Menor area
There are now buses connecting Cartagena, La Manga, Torre Pacheco and Los Alcázares The new bus system came into effect across the Region of Murcia on Friday December 3 and included in the new plan are several remodelled routes in the Cartagena..

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Sendero Azul gentle walking route from Cartagena port to Cala Cortina
The “Sendero Azul”runs alongside the port and past the docks The Sendero Azul del Puerto de Cartagena is a gentle coastal walking route which runs from the Yacht club (next to the cruise ship port) on the main waterfront in the city down to..

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Espacio Mediterráneo shopping centre Cartagena Murcia: open seven days a week
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 Castillo de la Concepción, a hilltop fortress at the highest point in the historic city of Cartagena
The old keep has been converted into a museum dealing with the 3,000-year history of Cartagena The Castillo de la Concepción is a 13th or 14th century medieval fortress at the top of the hill known as the Cerro de la Concepción in Cartagena..

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The regional park of Calblanque between Cartagena and Cabo de Palos
A great area area for walking with several wild and picturesque beaches 1,882 hectares of land in 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..

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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 Tiñoso ("the guns") These two battery emplacements are well worth a visit, whether you have any interest in military history or not, and are a great place to take the visitors, offering..

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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 trace..

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The Local Social in 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..

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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, with the city and port of Cartagena at its heart. For administrative purposes..

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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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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 metres..

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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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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
Auditorium and Conference Centre El Batel in Cartagena  Tickets for performances at the El Batel Auditorio and Congress Centre in Cartagena are available from www.ticketmaster.es or directly from the auditorium. The Auditorio y Palacio de..

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The sinking of the Castillo de Olite
The worst naval catastrophe of the Spanish Civil War took place in the harbour of Cartagena The story of the Castillo de Olite, sunk in 1939 in Cartagena It is generally agreed by historians that the final phase of the Civil War in Spain lasted..

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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 it is both a very attractive art gallery which hosts some excellent exhibitions and..

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