Calblanque 4:40 bus service begins on 11th July to beaches of Calblanque regional park
4:40 means four wheels can carry as many as 40 wheels if individual cars were to be allowed to drive into the park Click for more information about the beautiful beaches in Calblanque The beaches within the Calblanque regional park are..

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13 illegal migrants detained after landing in La Azohía
It’s believed that two are still at large although the number could be higher Police are searching for at least two illegal immigrants who came ashore Tuesday morning on Playa de la Chapineta in La Azohía on the Cartagena coastline just before..

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Covid positive illegal migrant climbs out of hospital window at 3am in Cartagena
This is one of the 108 illegal migrants who arrived in Cartagena last weekend in a small boat and was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19. The last week has been a difficult one for racial tension, as the growing number of Covid positive..

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Covid safe bus services from Corvera airport to golf resorts and Costa Cálida towns 2020
How to book on the Interbus routes at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera The bus or coach services linking the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera to the coastal towns and golf resorts of the Costa Cálida..

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Weary municipal councils agree to clean deposits from Mar Menor themselves
The municipalities of the Mar Menor, see little option other than to take on the cleaning of sediment from the shorelines of the beaches. The long-standing arguments about who is responsible for what with regards to the Mar Menor continue, and..

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Isla Plana and Cavana (la Manga) consultorios re-open
It is hoped that Tallante, Perín and El Llano will re-open next week The gradual process of re-opening the Cartagena medical consultorios in outlying districts continues on Wednesday 1st July with the Isla Plana and Cavana in La Manga del Mar..

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Three out of 108 illegal migrants detained off Cartagena coast are Covid positive
108 illegal immigrants detained off the Cartagena coastline Three have tested positive for Covid-19 so far Update: by late afternoon there were four positives and eight quarantined. The Salvamento Marítimo marine rescue services have picked..

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  Study says agricultural nitrate use around the Mar Menor must be reduced by 80 percent
It would then take 18 years for the nitrate contamination in the body of water beneath the Campo de Cartagena to recover from its current levels of pollution. Media coverage about the complicated situation relating to the current deterioration..

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Mar Menor: Backing for proposal to increase nitrate free strip to 1500 metres
The agricultural sector has presented its own list of amendments to the draft bill for the comprehensive protection of the Mar Menor During the last 24 hours two news stories relating to the ongoing issues of the Mar Menor have been featured by..

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ARQUA sub-aquatic archaeology museum in Cartagena closed for filtration repairs
The museum will be closed for five months The Arqua, Spain’s national underwater archaeology museum in the port of Cartagena, is to close its doors to visitors for a further five months due to problems of seawater seeping into the building on..

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Turtle ahead; annual campaign underway as Murcia hopes for more baby turtles
Loggerheads could again lay eggs in the Region of Murcia this year It's turtle season! Last year a precious clutch of eggs laid by a loggerhead turtle hatched here in the Region of Murcia, the first time in more than 100 years and as we move..

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Bus routes to Cartagena beaches and La Manga halved for this summer
The council is to spend around 28,000 euros on a tourism promotion campaign on buses in the national Alsa network Alsa, the urban transport service concessionary for the Cartagena municipality, has announced that summer services will begin from..

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Rio de Flores by Willy Ramos in Cartagena: 18th June to 28th September
The exhibition is in the Palacio Consistorial If you’ve been a little starved of culture during the last few weeks, then a trip to the Palacio Consistorial in Cartagena is guaranteed to brighten the spirit with the first expo of the post-Covid..

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Cartagena continues to re-open outlying medical consultorios
The town hall stresses the need to pre-book appointments in order to minimise the risk Re-opening the large number of outlying medical consultorios in the Cartagena municipality has been a rather long-winded affair due principally to the need..

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Humor Vitreo in Cartagena until 30th September
The exhibition is in the Palacio de Molina and is fully Covid safe Humor Vitreo is the first exhibition to be staged in the Exhibition Hall of the Palacio de Molina in Cartagena following the Covid-lockdown, a collective work that brings together..

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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 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
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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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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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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