Cartagena University designs unmanned robotic boat to monitor Mar Menor
The vessel has already been tested in the Mar Menor, Murcia The Polytechnical University of Cartagena (UPCT) has designed a solar-powered unmanned boat, christened ASV-Boya, capable of making decisions and sailing indefinitely, which has already..

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Criticism over how irregular immigration is handled in Murcia
Migrants in Cartagena and Murcia are held for 72 hours after which they are offered a place in a reception programme After an alarming number of immigrants reached the Costa Cálida this weekend, there has been criticism from both the public and..

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Helicopter rescue for injured 67-year-old hiker in Cartagena
The lucky pensioner was spotted by an off-duty firefighter from the Region of Murcia An injured elderly hiker was rescued in Puntal del Moro (Cartagena) on Tuesday morning, October 19, after being found by an off-duty fireman.   The off..

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Carnival fever will return to Cartagena in 2022
The vibrant festivities will take place in the Murcia city from February 18 to March 1 next year As a second wave of Covid gripped the Murcia region and the rest of Spain last October, organisers made the decision to cancel Cartagena Carnival..

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Winter bus timetable to be extended in Cartagena and the Mar Menor area
Public transport connections between Cartagena and other municipalities in Murcia are going to be improved Public transport in the municipality of Cartagena is going to be improved this winter after the Mayor, Noelia Arroyo, announced a series..

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Murcia property prices on the rise after Covid pandemic
Cartagena neighbourhood records third highest rise in Spain As electricity, petrol and gas prices rise across Spain following the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that property prices have increased as well, and recent data released by Idealista..

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Murcia firefighters raise 40,000 euros for children with cancer
Emergency service workers from the Region of Murcia completed a 1,350 km trek to Santiago de Compostela to raise money for the Afacmur charity Firefighters from the Murcia Region Fire Extinction Consortium (CEIS) arrived at the Santiago de Compostela..

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Cartagena swimming pool finally opens at the end of this month after 21-year wait
Registration for classes at the Palacio de los Deportes in Cartagena begins this Wednesday The swimming pool and sports centre in Cartagena are due to open fully this month, with no coronavirus restrictions except facemasks. The ‘Palacio de..

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Heavy metals found in breast milk from Portman mothers
The eco-disaster in Portmán Bay, Murcia, saw tonnes of mineral waste end up in the sea Back in the days of intensive open-cast mining in Portmán Bay, in La Unión, large volumes of mineral waste were dumped into the sea, clogging up the bay..

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Two members of immigration mafia arrested in Cartagena
The men used a stolen boat to transport over 30 irregular immigrants to Cartagena, Murcia Two men, aged 25 and 33, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil after they were caught trying to smuggle 32 irregular immigrants into Spain via Cartagena..

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65,000 euros to repair unstable San Julian Castle in Cartagena
The Cartagena structure has been on the red list of historical sites for four months Permission has finally been granted for restoration work to begin on the San Julián Castle in the municipality of Cartagena, Murcia, four months after the historic..

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Free entry to Cartagena Marine Archaeology Museum extended until end of October
Visitors to the permanent exhibition at Arqua Cartagena can get in free of charge until October 31 The National Marine Archeological Museum in Cartagena, the ‘Arqua Cartagena’, is extending its offer of free entry to all visitors throughout..

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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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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 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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