4-star Nielson hotel in Los Urrutias opens on 5th July
The guests will be many British package holidaymakers arriving on package tours The opening of the new Nielson 4-star hotel in Los Urrutias has been confirmed on 5th July, in time for the peak summer holiday season, with the chain offering 150..

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Annual seagull cull begins in Cartagena
Eggs are drilled in Cartagena to prevent chicks hatching The Town Hall of Cartagena has begun its annual campaign to avoid excessive growth in the seagull population of the city and to limit the nuisance caused to members of the public, drilling..

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Cartagena Town Hall begins anti-mosquito spraying
Homeowners are urged to collaborate in the fight against the tiger mosquito As the weather warms up in the Region of Murcia following the extremely wet weather over Easter the conditions are very much to the liking of mosquitos, and with the authorities..

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75,000 euros to create parking for 33 vehicles in La Manga
The sustainable car park features solar roof panels and electric vehicle recharging points Work has been completed on a new 75,000-euro car park in La Manga del Mar Menor with one of the main aims being to ease traffic congestion in the area around..

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La Mirada Ubicua by José Albaladejo Ros in Cartagena
1992 to 2018; Cartagena through the eyes of "Pepe the photographer" José Albaladejo Ros accumulated a legacy of many thousands of images during the 30 years he worked as a professional in the Cartagena municipality, twenty of them in..

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Cartagena house burns to the ground
The property was consumed by flames in the Mina Blanca del Beal residential development The fire brigade of Cartagena were called out shortly after midnight in the early hours of Monday to a house fire at the Mina Blanca del Beal residential development..

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Anti-jellyfish netting to be installed in the Mar Menor on 20th May
Last year bathers in 4.6 million square metres of the lagoon were protected by the nets The COEC local business association in Cartagena has announced that work to put in place the anti-jellyfish netting which is installed every summer in the..

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7 years after finding 4200 euros a La Manga waiter is allowed to keep the money
The cash was left in a jacket by a careless customer at a La Manga restaurant Over seven years after a waiter at a restaurant in La Manga del Mar Menor found 4,200 euros in a jacket left by a customer, and reported the finding to the authorities..

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Navy underwater search and rescue exercises in the port of Cartagena
The annual MARSEC exercises involved the simulated recovery of a sunken fishing vessel Anyone who has noticed an unusual amount of military activity in the port of Cartagena recently can rest assured that this is not due to any concerns over national..

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124,000-euro boat launch ramp in Playa Honda unusable after just 5 months
The structure proved too flimsy to withstand the rain which fell over Easter Among the many steps taken by the regional government of Murcia to protect the marine environment of the Mar Menor has been the installation of a series of four boat..

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Woman taken to hospital after falling from one of the guns of Castillitos
The artillery battery is located on the headland of Cabo Tiñoso behind La Azohía Emergency medical staff were called out on Saturday to attend to a 58-year-old woman who suffered a severe blow to the head when falling from one of the large artillery..

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Water quality deteriorates in the Mar Menor
Experts blame agricultural water dumping as well as the heavy rain in April In recent months there has been encouraging news regarding the fragile marine environment of the Mar Menor, where visibility, transparency and chlorophyll levels have..

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110-kilo moonfish washed up on the beach of El Portús
The species is rare in the Mediterranean although more common in western Africa Staff from the Town Hall of Cartagena were called out on Tuesday 30th April to remove a 110-kilo moonfish from the beach of El Portús, it has been reported, needing..

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Be Green campaign for 12th anniversary of the Espacio Mediterráneo mall in Cartagena
12 years of encouraging the circular economy at the shopping centre just outside Cartagena The Espacio Mediterráneo shopping mall in the eastern outskirts of the city of Cartagena is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, and is celebrating..

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Traffic disruption in Cartagena until July due to major road repairs
The Alameda de San Antón is being re-surfaced between Plaza de España and El Corte Inglés Work began in Cartagena to re-surface the Alameda de San Antón, one of the busiest streets in the city and the main way of reaching the El Corte Ingl..

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Until 30th June, Arte urbano, Leyendas callejeras, urban art exhibition at the Muram museum in Cartagena
Banksy is among the 75 artists from all over the world featured in this urban art exhibition An eclectic and wide-ranging exhibition of urban art can be visited at the Muram regional art museum in Cartagena   until the 30th June 2019 with the..

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Until 27th May, Ellas Brillaron en la Penumbra, Murcian 20th century female artists Muram museum Cartagena
Works by Sofía Morales, Elisa Seiquer and María Dolores Andreo on display in the centre of Cartagena The latest exhibition to open at the Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (Muram) in Cartagena features works by three female artists who formed an..

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10th to 21st May Cartagena: Mucho Más Mayo Emerging Arts Festival
Installations, performances, workshops and street art in Cartagena Cartagena celebrates its annual festival of emerging arts between the 10th and 21st May 2019, with a broad programme of arts/related activities including workshops, public installations..

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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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 Saturday 25th May ENGLISH GUIDED TOUR: Cartagena harbour and Navidad fort
Take a boat trip out to the Christmas fort and discover more about the historic harbour of Cartagena Mediterranean Cartagena tours is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal..

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25th May, free workshops how to install ceiling fans at Leroy Merlin in Cartagena and Murcia
Ventilate your home with cool air during the hot Costa Cálida summer! The summer of 2019 officially begins on 21st June at 17.54, and with temperatures in the Region of Murcia already threatening to rise above 30 early this month, on Saturday..

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1st June, free sustainability and energy-saving children’s workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Get the kids into good cost-saving habits while having fun at Leroy Merlin! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 1st June with children’s gymkhanas in which youngsters..

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1st June the Ventepijo Festical in Pozo Estrecho, Cartagena
The 2019 edition of the #Ventepijo music festival in Pozo Estrecho, in the municipality of Cartagena, is being held on 1st June, and features groups and artists from the Region of Murcia. The festival also includes gastronomic events during the..

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Saturday 15th June ENGLISH LANGUAGE sailing tour of the Mar Menor
Discover the secrets of Europe’s largest saltwater lake in this morning sailing tour Mediterranean Cartagena tours specialise in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide...

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Joining a Universidad Popular course can help with integration and new skills
There are courses all over the Murcia Region which will resume in the autumn The Ed's personal account of attending an esparto weaving course. If you live in the Murcia Region and would like to integrate into Spanish life, improve your Spanish..

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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
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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