Alfonso XII reopened to traffic in Cartagena as roadworks continue apace
The section that was closed for the Plaza Mayor works near the Port has been reopened to traffic The section of the Paseo Alfonso XII in Cartagena next to the port, which was closed since the beginning of August due to the refurbishment works..

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The return of warm, sunny days: Murcia weather forecast Sept 26-Oct 2
An Indian summer in Murcia this week will bring calm after this weekend’s storms After the intense rains that left flooding around the Mar Menor and the south of Murcia around Mazarrón this weekend, the weather forecast in the Region for this..

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WATCH: Torrential rains leave flooding and destruction in Cartagena, Mazarron and La Manga
Storms, hailstones, floods and heavy rainfall caused widespread damage in Murcia this weekend The rains forecast for this weekend in Murcia were heavier than expected, leaving flooding in several parts of the Region, including Mazarrón, Cartagena..

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Yellow weather alerts for rain in Murcia: Weekend weather forecast September 22-25
The rain and thunderstorms are forecast to last all weekend in Murcia A yellow alert has been issued for heavy storms in the Region of Murcia this Thursday, September 22, beginning at midday and lasting until the evening.   The State Meteorological..

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Licor 43 offers new chocolate liqueur at the Experiencia 43 visitors centre just outside Cartagena
Licor 43 Chocolate can be purchased only in selected restaurants and at Experiencia 43! For seventy-six years Licor 43, produced in Cartagena, has been one of the most popular liqueurs in Spain, proving to be an international success as it has been..

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El Portus naturist campsite goes solar
The Cartagena camp ground will be entirely energy self-sufficient within a year The urban planning department in Cartagena has granted a licence to the El Portús Naturist Campsite to install and connect a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic solar installation..

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Man dies after falling from the top of the Muralla del Mar wall in Cartagena
Police currently believe it was an accidental death that happened when the man, aged 40, fell while walking along the calle Muralla del Mar A 40-year-old man died in Cartagena this Saturday, September 17, after falling from the top of the Muralla..

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Cartagena hosts conference on Mar Menor recovery through oyster filtering
The Oyster Initiative in Murcia's Mar Menor is promoted by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC) Cartagena this week hosted a meeting focused on the recovery of the Mar Menor through the filtering effect of oysters, a project promoted..

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Ecologists in Action say new Cartagena port project will harm dolphins and whales
The enlargement of Escombreras dock will cause more pollution and put Cabo Tiñoso in danger, they say The environmental campaign group Ecologists in Action have utterly rejected the Barlomar project, an initiative from the Port Authority of Cartagena..

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Dozens arrested in Murcia and Cartagena over banking scam worth 600,000 euros
Several other fraudsters were apprehended in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona A widespread criminal network specialising in a ‘vishing’ scam has been broken up by the National Police this week, with arrests not only in the municipalities of..

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Murcia police completely overwhelmed by biggest influx of migrants this summer
It’s hoped that the new CATE migrant reception centre in Cartagena will ease the pressure An unprecedented influx of migrant boats on the coast of the Region of Murcia this summer has pushed police forces to their limit, a situation which will..

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Licence granted for new Licor 43 gastro-market on the seafront in Cartagena
Experiencia 43 already offers fabulous guided tours and tastings of Spain’s favourite liqueur in English! The Town Hall of Cartagena has issued the licence for work to begin on the new gastro-market on the seafront in the city centre, allowing Grupo..

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19 delicious gastro experiences in and around Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca!
Wine, cheese, honey, beer, liqueurs, wild plants, coffee… just some of the gastronomic delights awaiting you in the Costa Cálida! Of course tourism in the three largest cities of the Region of Murcia (Lorca, Cartagena and the regional capital)..

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Cartagena prepares flood evacuation plan ahead of possible torrential rains
The city has drawn up a plan to evacuate and shelter residents in case of severe flooding this autumn Cartagena City Council has designed a specific plan to evacuate and shelter residents in each neighbourhood and district in the event of torrential..

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Researchers from Cartagena University patent smart traffic system to reduce waiting times at red lights
The futuristic Cartagena traffic light system also decreases CO2 emissions and suspended particles The ‘Lemur Smart Traffic System’ developed by researchers at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) promises to solve a myriad a road..

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Cartagena offers 6 gastro-activities to learn about local food and drink specialities
Cheese, coffee, artisan beer and liqueurs are among the products featured in the list of Cartagena gastro-experiences! Within the gastronomic tourism package put together by the regional tourist board of Murcia under the title “1,001 sabores de..

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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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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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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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September 23 to October 16 Weekend events all around the Mar Menor in the Feria del Mar Menor
Gastronomy, sport and culture and leisure activities in San Javier, Cartagena, Los Alcázares and San Pedro del Pinatar As momentum gathers in the reactivation of tourist activity in the area around the Mar Menor, the lagoon in which water quality..

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September 30 to October 2 Feria del Mar Menor: guided tours, music, lighthouse visits and much more at the southern end of the lagoon
The second weekend of the Feria del Mar Menor is being held in various localities within the municipality of Cartagena During the second of four weekends of the inaugural early autumn Feria del Mar Menor the events shift to the municipality of Cartagena..

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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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Until October 28 Exhibition of Mar Menor paintings by Ana Ortega in Cartagena
Del Verde al Azul can be visited at the Centro Cultural Ramón Alonso Luzzy An exhibition of paintings by local artist Ana Ortega showing the natural landscapes around the Mar Menor is being held at the Centro Cultural Ramón Alonso Luzzy in Cartagena..

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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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