Police mobile speed trap locations in Cartagena 22nd to 28th July
Radar speed gun locations in the cities and municipalities of Cartagena The local police force of Cartagena operates a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipalities every week with their mobile "multa cars" (“multa..

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Neilson Mar Menor Beach Club opens at the new Hotel Perla de Levante in Los Urrutias
A year-round boost for one of the best water sports venues in the whole of Europe The Hotel Perla de Levante was officially opened last week on the coast of the Mar Menor in Los Urrutias, housing the Neilson Active Holidays Mar Menor Beach Club..

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Baby sharks released into the sea off the coast of Cartagena
The small spotted catshark is not a threat to bathers in the Costa Cálida! An underwater drone specially designed for the purpose by Nido Robotics has been used by the Fundación Oceanogràfic to release baby small spotted catsharks into the..

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Over 30 degrees but windy as red flags fly at Costa Cálida beaches
Gusts of over 50 km/h on Sunday and the forecast is similar for Monday Over the weekend the weather was once again a major talking point at the beaches of the Costa Cálida as strong winds saw sunbathers forced to take evasive action as sunshades..

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Taxis receive blessing from the priest on the day of San Cristóbal in Cartagena
Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travellers and of the Cartagena district of El Bohío The feast day of San Cristóbal (Saint Christopher) on 10th July may have gone unnoticed by many, but to commemorate the occasion in the Cartagena district..

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Missing La Aljorra man found dead in the mountains between La Azohía and Cartagena
The man appears to have crashed off the road in the Cuestas del Cedacero The body of a man living in La Aljorra who disappeared at the weekend has found in his car in the mountains of Las Cuestas del Cedacero, close to the steep winding E-22 road..

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26 lifeguard posts up and running at the beaches of Cartagena
The staff are on duty every day between now and the end of August The 26 lifeguard lookout points at the beaches of Cartagena are now all up and running and will be manned every day between 11.00 and 20.00 until at least the end of August and..

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Tours and activities and events at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena July and August 2019
A host of morning, afternoon and evening tours at the Roman Theatre in Cartagena The Roman Theatre in Cartagena is offering a wide selection of tours and dramatized visits for all the family during the summer. Please note that all tour activities..

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Summer street markets begin in La Azohía, Los Urrutias, Islas Menores, Isla Plana and Los Nietos
The markets along the coast of Cartagena will be held every week until mid-September Every summer the number of weekly street markets in the large municipality of Cartagena increases as more events are held to cater for the tourists staying along..

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25th April to 22nd July, Roman painting in Hispania, an exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
A wide range of Roman mural artwork has been found in the Region of Murcia The opening of this exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena coincided with an international congress and conference on the same subject, and the display includes..

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27th June to 23rd July, Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Cartagena
Interactive exhibits explain some of the astonishing work of the Renaissance The La Caixa bank has organized a mobile exhibition concerning the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci which is visiting the Plaza José María Artes, just behind the..

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27th July to 30th September, Roma Salis exhibition at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Artist Lola Montero explores the landscapes of salt production in southern Spain from ancient times to the present day An exhibition is being held this summer at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena entitled “Roma Salis”, in which artist..

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19th to 27th July 2019 Mar de Músicas Festival in Cartagena
A diverse range of music in Cartagena, with many free concerts in this programme Mar de Músicas returns for its 2019 edition between the 19th and 27th July, this year with invited guest nation Portugal adding a varied selection of artists to..

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22nd July Salif Kieta, Antonio Zambujo Mar de Musicas Cartagena
The evening starts with a free concert in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME OF MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019, TICKETING LINKS, SEASON PASSES, VENUE MAPS: MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019 Monday 22nd July 19:00 El Loren in the Plaza of..

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23rd July Mariza and Dead Combo Mar de Músicas Cartagena
Two free concerts precede an eclectic evening of entertainment CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME OF MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019, TICKETING LINKS, SEASON PASSES, VENUE MAPS: MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019 Tuesday 23rd July 19:00 Resonante Basu Band in the Plaza of..

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Every Thursday, free open-air cinema at Cartagena Archaeological Museum
Open-air cinema featuring treasure hunters and archaeologists from July to mid-September Between July and 13th September the municipal archaeological museum in Cartagena is showing free classic films in its gardens in a cycle entitled “¿Arque..

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Mina Las Matildes open from Thursday to Sunday in March 2019
This is a fascinating step back into the mining history of the Sierra Minera The Mina Las Matildes is an interesting morning out for anyone interested to learn about the history of the Sierra Minera, the boom the mining industry created in Cartagena..

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Thursday 25th July voluntary collection of cigarette butts on Cabo de Palos beaches
Start time 17:30 Meeting point: The carparking area at the foot of the lighthouse in Cabo de Palos. Bring some gloves, preferably gardening gloves as they contain less plastic than many other types, wear a hat, put on suncream and carry water..

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25th July Ana Moura, Silvia Pérez Cruz Mar de Músicas Cartagena
CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME OF MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019, TICKETING LINKS, SEASON PASSES, VENUE MAPS: MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019 Thursday 25th July 20:00 Free concert in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with Gaye su Akyol from Turkey   20:30 Free..

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26th July Los Hermanos Cubera and Amaia Mar de Músicas Cartagena
Two FREE open-air concerts before the main paid events of the evening CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME OF MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019, TICKETING LINKS, SEASON PASSES, VENUE MAPS: MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019 Friday 26th July 20:00 Free concert in the Plaza..

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27th July The Night of the Morentes: Mar de Músicas Cartagena
Spain's most famous flamenco family dominate the last night of the festival CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME OF MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019, TICKETING LINKS, SEASON PASSES, VENUE MAPS: MAR DE MÚSICAS 2019 Saturday 27th July 20:00 Free concert in the..

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Saturday 27th July Voluntary beach clean-up in Cabo de Palos
Start time 09:00 Meeting point: The carparking area at the foot of the lighthouse in Cabo de Palos. Bring some gloves, preferably gardening gloves as they contain less plastic than many other types, wear a hat, put on suncream and carry water..

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Saturday 27th July Free concert in Cabo de Palos: Habaneras by the lighthouse
Habaneras en Cabo de Palos Saturday 27th July Free concert: Habaneras by the lighthouse. Venue: Cabo de Palos (next to the lighthouse), at 22:30. This is a free entry annual event held by the lighhouse of Cabo de Palos, featuring traditional..

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27th July, free kitchen design workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Practical tips on efficient kitchen design at the three stores in the Region of Murcia The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 27th July with sessions offering hints on..

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3rd August, free painting techniques workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Practical tips on how to achieve professional effects at the three stores in the Region of Murcia The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 3rd August with sessions offering..

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

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