New gourmet area to be created at popular indoor market in Cartagena
Conversion work has already begun at Santa Florentina Market in the Murcia city Santa Florentina Market in Cartagena is to undergo a major overhaul with the creation of a gourmet area for catering traders, new internal flooring and the refurbishment..

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Villas Caravaning campsite has its operating licence revoked and may be forced to close
The popular motorhome site in La Manga has ten days to come up with a fire safety plan after having its licence taken away Villas Caravaning in La Manga del Mar Menor had its operating licence suspended on Wednesday May 18 by Cartagena City Council..

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New 1km promenade to link La Gola and El Galua in La Manga
Cartagena has applied for 5 million euros from the EU to build the new seafront promenade The City Council of Cartagena has submitted a proposal for European funding in order to build a new promenade in La Manga that will link the Gola de Marchamalo..

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Increase in marijuana pollen points to growth of illegal crops in Murcia Region
A “significant increase” in pollen was registered in Cartagena, Lorca and Murcia A study of the amount of cannabis pollen in the Murcian air has detected a “significant increase” of the illegal substance in recent years, indicating the..

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Three cities in Murcia approach the global warming temperature danger zone
Lorca has not only exceeded the Spanish temperature increase average, but the global one as well The worldwide effort to halt global warming is falling far short of expectations and nowhere is this more evident than in Spain, where an analysis..

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Bus catches fire on the A-30 from Cartagena to Murcia
Passengers had to disembark on the roadside and watch the vehicle burn in Puerto de la Cadena At around 5pm yesterday, Tuesday May 10, a bus going from Cartagena to Murcia was forced to make an emergency stop at exit 150 of the A-30 after it burst..

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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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Playa Honda medical centre to re-open on May 23
Covid continues to cause concern in Cartagena after the lifting of facemask requirements After restoration and refurbishment which have been paid for by the Town Hall of Cartagena, as well as the installation of precautionary fittings made necessary..

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Calblanque beaches in Murcia chosen among the 40 best in Europe
The Guardian ranked several beaches in Spain among the most impressive in Europe Many aspects of Spanish life set it apart from other countries, such as its unique cuisine and world-famous fiestas, but the picture which most often springs to mind..

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Changes to San Javier and Cartagena street market opening days
The Mar Menor localities will soon have more street markets, open on more days Outdoor street markets are an ever-popular and free form of entertainment for many people who live in Murcia and visitors to the area. Now, a number of changes and..

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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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The Isla Plana road will be closed to traffic until June after dramatic landslide
Repair work to the Cartagena road has already begun, but is expected to continue for over two months Murcia’s Regional Ministry of Development has announced that it expects the repairs to the RM-E22 road in Cartagena to last more than two months..

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Ruined Cathedral of Cartagena opens to visitors for four days a month
The Cathedral has never been restored after being heavily bombed during the Spanish Civil War The former Cathedral of Santa María in Cartagena, which has been in a state of ruin since it suffered heavy bombing during the Spanish Civil War, is..

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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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New multiuse centre to be built on unspolit Mar Menor land despite protests
The Murcia government claims they have backing for construction work from local citizens’ groups, who deny any support A huge new multipurpose centre is to be built on one of the few areas still unspoilt in La Manga del Mar Menor, despite protests..

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Until May 30, Donne, painting exhibition by Txema Loriaga at the Palacio Consistorial in Cartagena
Audrey Hepburn, Sigourney Weaver and Carmen Sevilla are among the faces on display at the Town Hall of Cartagena An exhibition of works by Cartagena artist Txema Loriaga can be visited free of charge at the Palacio Consistorial until May 30, featuring..

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May 21 Museums Night in Cartagena
Free visits, tours, concerts, workshops, activities and much more on one of the most popular nights of the year in Cartagena In recent years the Night of the Museums has become one of the most popular dates in the calendar in the historic city..

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June 12 Free guided walk on the beaches of the Regional Park of Calblanque
Discover the secrets of the unspoilt coastline of eastern Cartagena This walk on the coastline of the regional park of Calblanque offers a chance to discover some of the flora and fauna which have led to this becoming a protected area. The..

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July 15 to July 23 La Mar de Musicas international music festival in Cartagena
40 open air concerts in Cartagena by artists from all over the world After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early summer of 2022, with..

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Until June 30 Símbolo, 12 artists display their works at the Cartagena archaeological museum
The artists address the search for a universal iconography in their Cartagena exhibition An exhibition featuring works by 12 Spanish and Italian artists is open to the public at the municipal archaeology museum of Cartagena until the end of June under..

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June 24 and 25, Scorpions and Whitesnake perform live in Cartagena
The groups top the bill at the Rock Imperium Fest in the Parque El Batel So impressive is the line-up for the Rock Imperium Fest which is being held in Cartagena in late June that over 65 per cent of the 40,000 tickets available over two days..

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Until June 30, The Spanish Navy Today, an exhibition in Cartagena
La Armada Hoy is open to the public free of charge at the Museo Naval in Cartagena La Armada Hoy, an exhibition informing the public of the current duties and activities of the Spanish Navy, is open in Cartagena at the Museo Naval until June 30 with..

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Moto Madness Festival Cartagena: July 1-2
The two-day festival includes live bands, entertainment and motorcycle stunt displays at Cartagena Race Circuit Cartagena Race Circuit is getting its track ready for a spectacular weekend of live entertainment, music, motorcycle stunts and demonstrations..

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April to September, Indiana Jones exhibition in Cartagena
Over 100 Indiana Jones items on display at the Muralla Púnica in Cartagena Throughout the summer of 2022 an exhibition is being held at the Muralla Púnica centre in Cartagena entitled “En Busca de los Tesoros Perdidos” (Raiders of the Lost..

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July 15 Zucchero tops the bill on the first night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Italy at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the..

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July 16 Melody Gardot tops the bill on the second night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, Cuba and the USA at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early summer of 2022..

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July 17 Yann Tiersen tops the bill on the third night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and France at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena..

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July 18 Eliades Ochoa and Youssou N’Dour top the bill on the fourth night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Senegal at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in..

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July 19 Carla Morrison tops the bill on the fifth night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic and Mexico at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early..

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July 20 Four free concerts in Cartagena as part of the La Mar de Musicas festival
Musicians from Spain and the Dominican Republic in the streets of Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early summer of 2022..

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July 21 La Cabra Mecánica top the bill on the last Friday of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic and France at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early..

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July 22 The penultimate night of the La Mar de Musicas festival in Cartagena
Boleros, samba and rising stars of Spanish music at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early summer..

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July 23 Jacob Collier tops the bill on the final night of La Mar de Musicas in Cartagena
Live music from Spain, the Dominican Republic and the UK at various venues in Cartagena After the disruption of the Covid pandemic over the last couple of years the La Mar de Músicas international music festival returns to Cartagena in the early..

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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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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 will..

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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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Calblanque regional park
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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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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