Cartagena Lottery outlet closed after owner stole winning ticket for himself
The owner of the Cartagena store was sentenced to 18 months in jail and ordered to pay compensation to the customer A lottery store on Calle Serreta in Cartagena has been provisionally closed by the public body Loterías y Apuestas del Estado..

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Cartagena replaces a fifth of its buses with new vehicles
The City Council of Cartagena has purchased ten modern and more environmentally efficient buses With an investment of €3 million, Cartagena has replaced one fifth of its fleet of 48 buses that were more than 12 years old with newer, more efficient..

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Underwater wine storage facility to be located off Cartagena coast
Wines will be aged under the sea off the coast of Cartagena The Port of Cartagena will play host to the first underwater winery in the Region of Murcia, via a first innovative project for the aging of wines and other alcoholic beverages under..

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A weekend of Covid crime in Cartagena
More than one hundred adverse incidents were reported to Cartagena police over the weekend The Local Police of Cartagena had an exceptionally busy weekend, having to respond to almost one hundred incidents.   Between Friday, Saturday and..

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Tour of Spain cycle race passes through Murcia on August 21 and 22
The iconic Vuelta Ciclista a España will pass through Murcia’s Mar Menor next month The 76th edition of the world-renowned Vuelta a Espana, a three-week cycling race scheduled to take place in Spain between August 14 and September 5, will..

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Man suffers decompression syndrome after diving in Cabo de Palos
Cabo de Palos in Cartagena is a popular spot for divers in the Region of Murcia A 51-year-old man was rushed to hospital for a hyperbaric chamber treatment after reporting feelings of dizziness and vertigo following a diving trip in Cabo de Palos..

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A sheepish encounter on Mar Menor beach
A Mar Menor resident captured an unusual sight of a flock of sheep on the beach at Playa Honda It wasn’t flocks of tourists that were spotted on the beach of Playa Honda at 7:45am on July 23, but rather a flock of sheep being herded along by..

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First major scrubland fire of the year behind Santa Lucía Hospital in Cartagena
Emergency responders in Cartagena worked for more than three hours to bring the expansive blaze under control It took three helicopters, a plane, 15 firefighters and three forestry brigades to bring a fire under control which affected 11.5 hectares..

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Hospital visits in Murcia suspended due to rising Covid figures
Patients attending hospitals in the Region of Murcia can only be accompanied by another person if it is deemed completely necessary by health professionals The Murcian Health Service (SMS) announced on Thursday, July 22 that it has decided to..

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Young girl run over while riding her bike in Cartagena: lack of helmet led to serious injuries
The 11-year-old child suffered serious injuries following the tragic accident in the El Albujon area The accident occurred shortly before 8:30pm on Wednesday, July 21, when onlookers contacted the emergency services to report that a young girl..

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Assisted bathing services finally available on three Cartagena beaches
Assisted bathing services for bathers with limited mobility in the Cartagena municipality are given the green light After a prolonged absence caused principally by the Covid pandemic, assisted bathing services have returned to the municipality..

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Terminal patients in Murcia hospitals will be able to say goodbye to their pets
People hospitalised in Cartagena with serious illnesses will also be able to receive visits from their furry friends In a pioneering move to ensure the utmost comfort for patients, the Cartagena University Hospital complex, which comprises the..

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Boat carrying 15 illegal immigrants intercepted in Cartagena
Authorities have reported that all of the passengers were male, apparently of Algerian origin, and are all in good health The Salvamar Caliope patrol boat run by the national Maritime Rescue crew intercepted a ‘patera’ carrying 15 illegal..

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Working group established to agree location of future solar power plants in Cartagena
The group aims to monitor the location of new solar plants in Cartagena The sunny climate of the Costa Cálida makes the whole of the Murcia region an ideal location for solar farms and the generation of solar energy, a situation which has resulted..

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Maritime Rescue and the Red Cross host rescue drills for divers in Cabo de Palos
The Region of Murcia has a significant number of diving clubs and the 'Balky 2021' exercise in Cabo de Palos is an important training simulation The Red Cross and Maritime Rescue Services of the Murcia region held their annual 'Balky 2021' training..

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First international cruise ship visits Cartagena after 16 month absence
The AIDA Perla arrived at the Port of Cartagena from Malaga on Wednesday, July 14 before setting sail for Barcelona. The "AIDA Perla" became the first international cruise vessel to visit the port of Cartagena on Wednesday July 14, for..

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La Chapineta beach in Cartagena becomes token smoke-free beach for this summer
Cartagena launches 'Smoke-Free Beaches' initiative on the beach of La Chapineta de La Azohía. The beach of La Chapineta de La Azohía will now be a ‘smoke-free beach’ this summer after an initiative supported by the City of Cartagena 'recommends..

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Helicopter forced to rescue man trapped on a rock in Cabo de Palos
The young man found himself stranded on the rocks off Cala Roja, in Cabo de Palos A helicopter had to be called in on July 13, when a young man found himself stranded on the rocks of Cala Roja, in Cabo de Palos, in the municipality of Cartagena..

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Lifeguard cover stepped up for July and August at Cartagena beaches
Staff are equipped with Covid protection kits from La Manga to Isla Plana Lifeguard cover at the Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches of Cartagena moves into top gear for the peak summer season on Thursday 1st July, with the opening of a further..

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Window to pay property and land taxes in Cartagena open now, ending on August 5
The council has provided instructions for property-owners to pay the tax online or in-person Be aware that each of the 45 municipal councils within the Murcia region have their own timetable for IBI payments, so the timing will not necessarily..

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Free beach sporting activities in Cartagena on 15 beaches
Fifteen beaches in the municipality, including those in Los Urrutias, La Manga and La Azohia will be offering five different kinds of exercise from June 21 to the end of August New ‘Deporte en la Arena’ campaign in Cartagena gives residents..

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Solar-powered Ecoboat operates Mar Menor summer ferry service
The ferry between Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga will operate at least 6 times a day this summer The ferry service in the Mar Menor, which carries passengers across the lagoon between Santiago de la Ribera on the inland shore in the west and..

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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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The tourist bus in Cartagena, enjoy the sights of the historic city on an open-air double decker
A 45-minute trip taking in the highlights of a visit to Cartagena  A trip around the historic city of Cartagena on board the double-decker tourist bus laid on by Cartagena Puerto de Culturas is a great way of ensuring that in a limited amount of..

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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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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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