Former Cartagena Mayor reprimanded by Murcia parliament for sexist comments
José López struggles to defend himself against accusations of sexism and misogyny José López, the controversial former Mayor of Cartagena, has recently allowed his outspoken nature to get the better of him once more, and this time his behaviour..

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Portuguese Man-of-War sighted on Murcia coastline!
The Physalia physalis looks very pretty but can deliver a nasty sting A name which sends a chill through bathers surfaced this week, when a reader found a Portuguese man o' war lying on the beach in Cala Artur in the Calblanque regional park...

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Luxury residential cruise liner docks in Cartagena
Property owners on The World can live on a permanent round-the-world cruise Visitors to the port of Cartagena this week will be able to admire, from the outside at least, one of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners as “The World” docks..

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Los Nietos marina allows Mar Menor fishing fleet reduced mooring fees
The Puerto Deportivo of Los Nietos agrees to become a Puerto Pesquero! There has been a long-standing dispute between the fishermen of the Mar Menor and the authorities at the port of Los Nietos over mooring fees in the marina, but the conflict..

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Cartagena police mobile speed trap locations 16th to 22nd April
A special anti-speeding campaign is taking place in Murcia this week 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" (“multa”..

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7,800 tons of rubbish removed from the port of Cartagena last year
200 kilos of waste is dumped in the sea EVERY SECOND worldwide The topic of marine contamination is one which is very much in the news in the Region of Murcia at present, following the revelation that the death of a whale which was washed ashore..

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Restoration work set to re-commence at the monastery of San Ginés de la Jara
Protected status has been awarded to three more of the hermitages on nearby Monte Miral Notification has been received by the Town Hall of Cartagena that Hansa Urbana, the construction company which intended to create a development named Novo..

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Until 20th May, LibrObjeto exhibition at the Muralla Bizantina in Cartagena
Highly original pieces showing books as works of art in themselves An exhibition of “artists’ books” entitled LibrObjeto is running at the Muralla Bizantina gallery in Cartagena, featuring exhibits created by 16 artists. Coinciding with World..

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Greyhounds rescued from La Aljorra water deposit
A busy weekend for Cartagena police with three dog rescues! Two greyhounds were rescued on Saturday 8th April from an irrigation water deposit in the district of La Aljorra, although unfortunately the local police force of Cartagena and the fire..

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Old submarine could become floating museum in Cartagena
The Tonina has been lying abandoned in the Cartagena shipyard for 13 years A motion is to be debated in the regional parliament of Murcia concerning a proposal to convert the Tonina, a decommissioned military submarine which has remained in the..

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Mega-yacht returns to Cartagena
Sailing Yacht A is one of the largest yachts in the world Recent visitors to the port of Cartagena may well have seen that Sailing Yacht A, which belongs to the Hamilton group owned by Russian magnate Andrey Melnichenko, is back in the shipyards..

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Cala Cortina – Escombreras road in Cartagena closed until late April
It is still possible to drive to the beach of Cala Cortina except on 3rd and 4th April The spectacular road which leads out of the city of Cartagena towards the beach of Cala Cortina and the container port of Escombreras is closed to traffic until..

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Until 23rd April, art exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Elementales by Rosana Sitcha examines emotions related to earth, wind, fire and water A new exhibition which has opened at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena features work by artist Rosana Sitcha under the title of "Elementales: de lo..

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Until 23rd April, Tristezas Ovidio at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Tristezas Ovidio by Antonio Martínez Mengual at the Museo del Teatro Romano de Cartagena “Tristezas. Ovidio” is the fruit of Murcia artist Antonio Martínez Mengual’s fascination with the world of Ancient Rome and Greece, and is inspired..

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21st and 22nd April Federation Cup Spain Vs. Paraguay at La Manga Club
Tickets are on sale from La Manga Club and El Corte Inglés ticketing The next ‘playoff’ of the Worldwide Group II of the Federation Cup, Spain versus Paraguay will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of April, in the Tennis Centre of the exclusive..

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22nd April free lunchtime music in Canteras, Cartagena
This is the last in a cycle of open-air lunchtime unplugged events on Sundays this spring in Canteras During April two further concerts out of a series of four concerts are to be held at the Centro Juvenil in Canteras, just a few kilometres west..

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 27th, 28th and 29th April International dance day activities in Cartagena
Día Internacional de la Danza en Cartagena For the third consecutive year the City of Cartagena focuses on dance for three days, with a programme of activities to celebrate International dance day. Dance schools, educational schools and cultural..

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Friday 27th April top Queen tribute act in the Piano Bar, La Manga Club
The Piano Bar in the five star Hotel El principe is the venue Top Queen Tribute band, Keeng are performing the best of top rock band Queen on the 27th April in the Piano Bar of the five star Hotel El Principe on the La Manga Club Resort. Come..

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28th April solidarity dog walk Monte de las Cenizas and Portmán
III RUTA SOLIDARIA CON PERROS DE EQUIPO BASTET !! On 28th April Equipo Bastet invites residents of the area to take part in a solidarity dogwalk, enjoying the area of Monte de las Cenizas and the lighthouse ( Faro de Portmán, both of which lie within..

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29th April Cartagena: Free guided route to uncover the traditions behind the Cartagena Semana Santa
See the most important locations related to Easter Week During Spring 2018 Cartagena tourism office has created a new free guided tour which examines the traditions of one of the most important weeks in the religious calendar of the city: Semana..

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An international field heads to La Manga Club for the Spanish Amateur Golf Championship
Past winners of the event include Sergio García, José María Olazábal and Darren Clarke The Spanish Amateur Golf Championship is returning this year for the first time since 2013 to the South Course at La Manga Club, with a strong international..

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3rd May Free entry anniversary gala of ther choir Coral Polifónica Carthagonova
A broad spectrum of choral pieces to celebrate 40 years of making music The choir Coral Polifónica Carthagonova is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the events within the celebratory programme including an exhibition about the growth..

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Thursday 3rd May Cartagena: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR Ancient Cartagena with Asiático
See the latest remains uncovered in this important Roman City and sample the specialist coffee enjoyed locally Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal..

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Friday 18th May Cartagena: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR of naval Cartagena
Discover the fascinating naval past of Cartagena Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide. This tour departs from outside the Palacio..

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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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