Former Cartagena Mayoress faces another legal investigation
Senator Pilar Barreiro is accused of misuse of public funds while Mayoress of Cartagena Pilar Barreiro, who was Mayoress of Cartagena for 20 years prior to the local elections of May 2015, has once again been officially placed under investigation..
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Cruise ship tourism in Cartagena: good for local businesses, not always popular among locals!
Traffic restrictions and security measures affect retail outlets and annoy Cartagena residents The arrival of autumn does not affect cruise ship tourism in the Mediterranean, with the fine weather lasting well past the end of summer and the attractions..
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Murcia confirms initial funding for Cartagena Roman amphitheatre excavation
Visits to the Cartagena amphitheatre could be possible by summer 2018 The project to convert the remains of the Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena into a visitable tourist attraction has received a long-awaited boost this week with the confirmation..
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Cartagena police mobile speed trap locations 16th to 22nd October
Radar speed traps in the city of Cartagena and the rest of the municipality Cartagena police operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipality every week with their mobile "multa cars" (multa means fine). These..
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Haircuts for the homeless as the Pelobus reaches the Region of Murcia
After Murcia on Monday it’s Cartagena on Tuesday and Lorca on Wednesday for the charity barber’s shop The mobile hairdressing and shower services provided by the charity “Pelobús” has arrived this week in the Region of Murcia, and will..
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Cartagena police mobile speed trap locations 9th to 15th October
Radar speed traps in the city of Cartagena and the rest of the municipality Cartagena police operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipality every week with their mobile "multa cars" (multa means fine). These..
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Loggerhead sea turtle released off the coast of Cabo de Palos
The injured turtle has recovered after being found in the north of La Manga Last Friday another loggerhead sea turtle was re-released into the wild after receiving treatment at the El Valle wildlife recovery centre in the mountains just south..
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Fatal car crash on the Cartagena-Vera ghost motorway
A driver careered off the road on Sunday in the western outskirts of Cartagena The AP-7 toll motorway between Cartagena and Vera, which is often known as the “ghost motorway” due to the low numbers of motorists willing to pay the charges for..
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Contract awarded to clean up and repair the La Atalaya castle in Cartagena
The castle is an Item of Cultural Interest but has been deteriorating for years Work to improve the condition of the castle of La Atalaya and the hillside on which it stands just outside Cartagena is set to begin in the near future, with the first..
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Great offers on the new autumn home decoration collection at Leroy Merlin Cartagena
Amazing offers on curtains, lamps, flooring, blinds, fabric and much more until the 1st November Leroy Merlin in Cartagena, one of the biggest suppliers of DIY, home and garden products, have just launched their brand new 2017 autumn/winter collection..
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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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Until 27th October, Géneros Creativos, art exhibition in Cartagena
Various artists display their work at the Aula de Cultura of Caja Murcia in Cartagena An art exhibition entitled “Géneros creativos” is now open at the Aula de Cultura of Caja Murcia in the centre of Cartagena, featuring works by various..
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El Ártico se rompe in Cartagena
This itinerant exhibition aims to raise awareness of the fragility of the unique Arctic eco-system The exhibition is open between the 10th October and 10th November in the plaza de José María Artés, which is the rear section of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento..
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Friday 3rd November ENGLISH guided Halloween tour Los Remedios Cemetery Cartagena
This fascinating cemetery is full of important monuments to the most important families in Cartagena Turismo de Murcia y Cartagena is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal..
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3rd November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Luisa Sobral and Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Nuevo Teatro Circo
Portuguese lyricism and a 3-time Grammy winner at the Cartagena Jazz Festival tonight Click for full programme of the Cartagena Jazz Festival 2017 This year’s 37th edition of the Cartagena Jazz Festival gets under way with the return of Luisa..
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3rd to 25th November, the 37th Cartagena Jazz Festival
Chick Corea and Michael Nyman are among the performers at the Auditorio El Batel and the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena It has become a tradition over the last four decades for November to be jazz month in the city of Cartagena, where this year the..
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4th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, free open-air concert featuring Traffic Jam
Lunchtime Latin jazz in the Plaza del Icue in Cartagena This is the first of four free open-air concerts in the Plaza del Icue which form part of the 2017 Cartagena Jazz Festival, and features the four local musicians who collectively go by the..
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10th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Chick Corea and the Steve Gadd Band at the Auditorio El Batel
Jazz legends perform live at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena Click for full programme of the Cartagena Jazz Festival 2017 For the jazz cognoscenti these artists need no introduction, and indeed many others will be familiar with their reputations..
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11th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Jay Jay Johanson and José James
Music from Sweden and Minneapolis at the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena Click for full programme of the Cartagena Jazz Festival 2017 Swedish national Jay Jay Johanson has been around for 20 years now, charming audiences with his singing and..
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11th November free lunchtime concert in Cartagena as part of Jazz Festival programme
Lunchtime soul-jazz in the Plaza del Icue in Cartagena This is the second in a series of four free open-air concerts in the Plaza del Icue which form part of the 2017 Cartagena Jazz Festival, and features local group Grrr, who have been performing..
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 12th November free guided tour of Cartagena military structures: Paseo de Ronda
This is a free tour run by the Tourist Information Office in Cartagena This free guided tour of Cartagena is offered by the Tourist Information Office in the City of Cartagena and includes a panorama of the most important fortifications in the..
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 17th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés and Eliane Elias
Catalan and Brazilian vocalists on stage at the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena Click for full programme of the Cartagena Jazz Festival 2017 Catalan artists Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés have been one of the musical revelations of 2017 in Spain..
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18th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Cyrille Aimée and Concha Buika
Two star female vocalists on stage at the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena Frenchwoman Cyrille Aimée is one of the new generation of European jazz singers, and in Cartagena she appears for the first time to perform music from her latest work Let..
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 18th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, free open-air concert featuring Bantastic Fand
Free lunchtime entertainment in the Plaza del Icue in Cartagena This is the third in a series of four free open-air concerts in the Plaza del Icue which form part of the 2017 Cartagena Jazz Festival, and features Bantastic Fand, a musical project..
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24th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, the Michael Nyman Band
The master of musical minimalism at the Auditorio El Batel in Cartagena The last weekend of the 2017 Cartagena Jazz Festival begins on Friday 24th November at the Auditorio El Batel with the Michael Nyman Band, who are celebrating 40 years in..
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 25th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, Zenet and Robert Fonseca
The 2017 festival ends at the Nuevo Teatro Circo in Cartagena The 37th edition of the Cartagena Jazz Festival closes with a show featuring Zenet and Roberto Fonseca, the former bringing to Auditorio El Batel a combination of the sounds of jazz..
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25th November, Cartagena Jazz Festival, free open-air concert featuring Big Band Groove In
Lunchtime swing and jazz in the Plaza del Icue in Cartagena Lunchtime swing and jazz in the Plaza del Icue in Cartagena This is the last in a series of four free open-air concerts in the Plaza del Icue which form part of the 2017 Cartagena..
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Heryca, Los Viajes de Sirvs in the Roman Theatre Museum Cartagena to 5th November
The ArtNostrum Collective pays homage to the Romans and Carthaginians Fiestas 15 artists present 147 individual artworks in the exhibition “Heryca. Los Viajes de Sirvs” which can be seen in the Roman Theatre Museum of Cartagena and the Palacio..
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Timetable changes on Cartagena-Alicante bus service
The route includes stops at San Javier, Los Alcázares and other Mar Menor locations On 3rd March 2017 the concession to operate the bus service which runs along the coast from Cartagena to Alicante, passing the airports of San Javier and Alicante..
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The batteries and gun emplacements at Castillitos and El Jorel, Cabo Tiñoso
Cartagena Spain, Following the military trail,  Cabo Tinosa (The Guns) The Gun batteries at Cabo Tiñoso, La Azohía, between Mazarrón and Cartagena. These two battery emplacements are well worth a visit, whether you have any interest in..
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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 Mediterraneo shopping centre Cartagena Murcia
Where to shop 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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La Catedral, ruined Cathedral of Cartagena
Concerts are held inside the bombed out Cathedral of Cartagena The ruined cathedral of Cartagena is a venue used during the summer Festival, Mar de Músicas, providing an atmospheric and characterful open air venue in which to enjoy a summer concert..
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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..
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El Batel, Auditorio y Centro de Congresos, Cartagena
Auditorio and Congress Centre El Batel Cartagena Spain See feed below for what's on the agenda at the Cartagena Auditorio El Batel Tickets for performances at the El Batel Auditorio and Congress Centre in Cartagena are available from www.ticketmaster..
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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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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..
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