2 millionth visitor welcomed at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Plans are being drawn up for more excavation at the most visited museum in the Region of Murcia A gentleman from Miranda del Ebro, in the province of Burgos in northern Spain, received a surprise while visiting the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena..

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Cartagena-Vera ghost motorway escapes national toll charge increases
Tolls on the AP-7 were cut by up to 40 per cent in January of this year The same motorway becomes toll-free north of Alicante on 1st January It has been announced that the charges payable on Spain’s toll motorways will increase on 1st January..

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Thousands of dead cockles reported on the beach of Los Urrutias
Tests will determine whether the death of the molluscs was due to poor water quality in the Mar Menor Further concerns were raised over the deterioration in water quality in the Mar Menor during the weekend when a resident of La Unión reported..

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Christmas lights switched on as the festive season gets under way in Cartagena
A host of free events in the city centre over Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Christmas and the festive season are now officially under way in the city of Cartagena after the lights decorating the city centre were switched on at a ceremony..

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Work begins to allow consolidation of the outer wall of the Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena
The amphitheatre is still mostly under ground but is an important part of the historical heritage of Cartagena Monday 9th December saw the start of preliminary excavations which will make it possible to reinforce the remains outside wall of the..

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14th December to 5th January, Christmas, New Year and Three Kings in Cartagena 2019-20
A host of free events and entertainments for children in the city centre of Cartagena Cartagena embarks on a busy schedule of events over the festive period encompassing Christmas, the New Year and the arrival of the Three Kings. Most of the events..

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68 African migrants detained as they reached the Costa Cálida this weekend
16 people made it ashore in Águilas and Lorca while the rest were intercepted off the coast of Cartagena It might be imagined that the onset of cooler weather in southern Spain would deter African migrants from undertaking perilous crossings..

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Green light given for re-development of Cabo de Palos shopping complex
The Las Dunas centre has been empty and abandoned for over a decade The long-lasting attempts to create a new shopping centre in the Las Dunas area of Cabo de Palos moved a step closer to a successful conclusion last Friday when the Town Hall..

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Ceramic mural unveiled in Cartagena to commemorate victims of gender violence
Flowers as a symbol of the beauty and strength of women To coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women this week a new mural made of ceramics was unveiled in Cartagena under the title of “Mujeres que hablan..

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Another half a million euros needed to open the swimming pool of the Palacio de Deportes in Cartagena
It is now 19 years since the construction project for the “drop of mercury” was approved It is reported in regional newspaper La Verdad that a further 500,000 euros are needed in order to make it possible to open the swimming pool at the Palacio..

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Motorboat runs aground on the oldest dunes in Europe in Calblanque
Conservationists call for more protection at the regional park near Cabo de Palos Salvemos Calblanque, a platform group for the protection of the regional park on the coastline of Cartagena to the west of Cabo de Palos, report that a 5-metre motor..

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New technology changes the way we see the Roman world of Cartagena
Virtual reality goggles and tablets with augmented 3-D images bring Carthago Nova to life Modern technology is changing the way in which we are able to view our world and in Cartagena the latest technology is now being used to bring the past to..

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15th November to 19th January, Ginegénesis photography exhibition in Cartagena
The work of Carolina Illán Conesa is showcased at the Muralla Bizantina in Cartagena Carolina Illán Conesa, a native of Cartagena, is exhibiting a selection of her photographic work at the Muralla Bizantina venue in Cartagena under the title..

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8th November to 11th January, “Tricotomía”, exhibition by artist Ángel García Maciá in Cartagena
The exhibition at the Centro Cultural Luzzy explores the nature of body, mind and soul An exhibition of work by the Cartagena-based artist Ángel García Maciá is being held under the title of “Tricotomía” at the Centro Cultural Ramón Alonso..

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 Eikon by Kraser gives classical sculpture a contemporary make-over in Cartagena
Eikon can be visited in the temporary exhibitions room of the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena Kraser brings a contemporary touch to the icons of classical sculpture with this vibrant new exhibition. Cartagena artist Kraser has left his mark..

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25th October to 23rd February, Antonio Tapia exhibition at the MURAM modern art museum in Cartagena
Modern art as a homage to midwives and women all over the world An exhibition of work by painter Antonio Tapia is being held until 23rd February at the Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (MURAM) in Cartagena under the title of “Emociones cautivas..

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11th October to 12th January, exhibition by Korean artist Kihong Chung in Cartagena
The exhibition can be visited in the Palacio Molina in Cartagena An exhibition of works by Korean-born artist Kihong Chung is being held at the Palacio Molina venue in Cartagena, showing how he attempts to create connections between nature and..

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Sicre by Gonzalo Sicre in the MURAM Cartagena
'Entre lo humano y lo sublime' 'Between the human and the sublime' From 4th October to 31st December 2019 Museo Regional de Arte Moderno. (MURAM); Click for map Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 19.00. Saturdays..

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4th to 15th December, visit the galleon Andalucía in the port of Cartagena
A 55-metre replica of the galleons which sailed the Atlantic and helped shape modern history The galleon Andalucía, a replica of the ships which made the Spanish fleet a world power in the days of the Empire in South America, is docking in Puerto..

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Saturday 14th December gathering of Cuadrillas in Cartagena
Traditional folk music of the Cartagena campo; Encuentro de Cuadrillas From 19:00 on Saturday 14th December the cuadrillas of Tallante, La Aljorra, Molñinos Marfagones and Isla Plana will be performing in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento  of Cartagena..

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Saturdays and Sundays in December; Virtual reality tours of the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Special goggles transport visitors to the 1st century BC in the Roman city of Carthago Nova December and beginning of January tours: 6th to 9th December Bank Holiday weekend, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 26th and 28th December and on 4th and 5th January..

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14th December, Free nativity scene workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Create your own Christmas nativity scene, impress your friends and delight the kids! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue at the stores in Murcia and Cartagena on 14th December with sessions offering..

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Enjoy a Roman Christmas in Cartagena; special tours, activities and opening hours for the festive season 2019
The most visited museum in the region offers virtual reality tours, family tours and is open throughout the festive season Learn about Roman banquets on the “Feliz Navidad, Bona Saturnalia” tours in Cartagena As has become customary in..

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15th December, Mar Menor Running Challenge in La Manga
A series of events for children and a non-competitive walk alongside the main 10-km race The 2019 Mar Menor Running Challenge is being held on Sunday 15th December with the start and finish line in the Plaza Bohemia in La Manga del Mar Menor and a..

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Sunday 15th December Fiestas in El Cañar Cartagena
In honour of the Virgen de la Luz Please note: this is not to be confused with the Romería of the Virgen de la Luz which is in January in the same place. On Sunday 15th December the local population of El Cañar celebrates the Fiestas del..

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21st December, Christmas table decoration workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Whet the appetites of your Christmas guests with a stylish table dressing! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia on 21st December with sessions offering hints on how to decorate your..

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5th January 2020 Three Kings parade in Cartagena
The Three Kings arrive by boat to collect last minute wish lists in person The 5th January is the last big evening in the seasonal festivities in Spain, as the Three Kings, Baltasar, Melchor and Gaspar, arrive to deliver their presents before..

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The very best deafness and hearing treatments at Clínica Díaz Caparrós in Cartagena
At Díaz Caparrós Clinic we can help evaluate hearing loss and treat it with the best systems available Hearing loss or impairment is one of the commonest complaints associated with aging, and at Clínica Díaz Caparrós in the centre of Cartagena..

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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..

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

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