Big plans revealed for high-speed AVE train line in Cartagena
The Cartagena station will have have three new tracks and the last 750 metres will be underground Big news has been revealed regarding Cartagena’s new high-speed AVE line this week, which will reach the port city via an underground tunnel for..

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Renovation of Plaza Bohemia in La Manga enters the final stretch
The La Manga boulevard will soon be one of the most impressive leisure areas in the Region The emblematic Plaza Bohemia in La Manga is set to become one of the largest outdoor shopping and leisure plazas in Murcia as the extensive project enters..

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Cabo de Palos waste water pipe still unrepaired a year on
Installing a new system off the Cartagena coast will cost around 7 million euros It’s been almost a year since the Cala Reona outfall pipe, located in Cabo de Palos, was broken apart by the violent April storms which hit the Region of Murcia..

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Waterlogged Cartagena road to get much-needed drainage system, but it will still flood in heavy rains
The Camino del Sifón is slated to get overdue drainage ditches to prevent flooding, but the Council admits there is nothing they can do if it rains heavily The Camino XIV del Sifón near Los Carbonales, in the municipality of Cartagena, is one..

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Cartagena and Murcia step up help for homeless as temperatures drop
Charities like the Red Cross are providing much of the help and supplies to people in precarious housing situations in the Region Winter is often the hardest time of year for homeless people and those sleeping on the streets, with the cold weather..

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Proposal rejected for new restaurant at Cabo de Palos
The Regional Government has rejected the project, because after carrying out “a thorough analysis” it has concluded that the action “is not positive for the environment” The Murcia Regional Government has rejected a proposal for the installation..

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Non-ablative laser treatment for rejuvenated skin without surgery
Díaz Caparrós Clinic offers the best and most innovative aesthetic treatments in the Murcia Region Are you searching for a way to achieve more youthful, glowing skin without the hassle of a surgical procedure? Then non-ablative laser may be..

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Mar Menor farmers hit with more restrictions to avoid EU sanctions
Crop rotation, soil analysis and fertiliser restrictions will form part of the plan to protect the Mar Menor With the European Commission again threatening legal action for failing to introduce sufficient measures to prevent the contamination..

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Traditional festive confectionary in the Region of Murcia
The taste of Christmas in the Costa Cálida Christmas sweets are as much a part of the festive season in the Costa Cálida as the tree, the presents, Midnight Mass, the sound of sleigh bells and “Love Actually” on the TV, and while the Region..

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February 2 and 3 Free evening concerts at the Arqua museum in Cartagena
Cuarteto Feljaus and the Conservatorio de Cartagena offer free recitals at the seafront museum The second Músicas del Arqua festival is being held in February at the Arqua underwater archaeology museum in Cartagena, featuring a variety of musical..

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The sense of smell: a vital source of information
Díaz Caparrós Clinic offers the best and most innovative olfactory treatments in the Murcia Region Smell is a purely chemical sense, residing in the roof of our nostrils, right between our eyes, allowing us to differentiate between more than..

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February 4 and 5 Spring blossom fair in western Cartagena
Guided walks and workshops in the countryside of Tallante and Los Puertos de Santa Bárbara The first ever “Feria de la Floración Cartagena Oeste”, celebrating the arrival of almond blossom in the countryside, is being held in Tallante and Los..

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January and February weekend activities and tours for all the family at the Roman theatre museum in Cartagena
The program features a new family activity based on the Roman origins of Carnival celebrations The New Year has begun at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena with a series of weekend tours and activities for various age groups, including a new visit..

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Sunday February 5 England Veterans Football Club Over-55s vs FC Cartagena Veterans at Ciudad Deportiva Gomez Meseguer
England v Cartagena friendly to be played in Cartagena this Sunday This Sunday February 3, the England Veterans Football Club are playing a friendly match against the FC Cartagena Veterános at the Ciudad Deportiva Gómez Meseguer Parque Mediterrá..

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February 9 and 10 Free evening concerts at the Arqua museum in Cartagena
A guitar and saxophone duo and the Conservatorio de Cartagena offer free recitals at the seafront museum The second Músicas del Arqua festival is being held in February at the Arqua underwater archaeology museum in Cartagena, featuring a variety..

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February 10 to 21 Carnival 2023 in Cartagena
Numerous parades and live music events as Cartagena welcomes Don Carnal for a week of fun and revelry in the city The Carnival of Cartagena is not the biggest in the Region of Murcia – that title goes to the town of Águilas in the south-west of..

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February 16 and 18 Free evening concerts at the Arqua museum in Cartagena
Classical pianists offer free recitals at the national underwater archaeology museum The second Músicas del Arqua festival is being held in February at the Arqua underwater archaeology museum in Cartagena, featuring a variety of musical styles in..

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February 24 Free evening concert by Piotr Restecki at the Arqua museum in Cartagena
The classical guitarist and composer offers a free recital at the seafront museum in Cartagena The second Músicas del Arqua festival is being held in February at the Arqua underwater archaeology museum in Cartagena, featuring a variety of musical..

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February 26 Guided botanical tour of the Regional Park of Calblanque
Find out about the magical powers of trees and plants and the legends which surround them! The Regional Park of Calblanque on the coastline between Cartagena and Cabo de Palos is holding a guided walk on February 26 on the topic magical and legendary..

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Until April 23 El Resplandor de Roma exhibition in Cartagena
The Shining Lights of Rome exhibition at the local archaeological museum in Cartagena examines lanterns and lamps from over 2000 years ago A new exhibition is open at the Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Cartagena “Enrique Escudero de Castro”..

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Murcia traditions: All Saints and All Souls, 1st and 2nd November
What are the All Saints and All Souls Day Halloween traditions in Murcia? This next week is the celebration of All Saints Day on November 2 and All Souls day on November 2. The fiesta on November 1 is a National Holiday, a red day, so most retail..

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March 10 flamenco dancer Sara Baras at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena
“Alma” explores the relationship between flamenco and the bolero  Leading flamenco dancer Sara Baras has now been at the top of her profession for well over 20 years, producing the very best in flamenco performances with innovative choreography..

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March 12 Story-telling for youngsters at the Regional Park of Calblanque
Stories about plants and animals at the Las Cobaticas visitors centre This story-telling activity at the Regional Park of Calblanque on the coastline between Cartagena and Cabo de Palos is suitable for children agaed 5 and over and takes place at..

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March 23 to 26 Ghost the Musical in Cartagena
Star names in this adaptation of the movie at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena The Spanish version of Ghost, The Musical is coming to the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena in March with the starring role of Sam, played by Patrick Swayze in the blockbuster..

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Cartagena-Murcia trains to be cheaper and run more often from next March onwards
The government has included the line as one of 5 in a pilot project to increase the number of daily journeys and reduce prices Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda has included the Murcia-Cartagena railway line as one of..

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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