60-year-old saved by La Manga lifeguards
The man was taken unconscious from the water at the Playa del Barco Perdido A 60-year-old man was taken to the Los Arcos hospital in San Javier on Sunday after being rescued from the Mediterranean on Sunday by lifeguards at the Playa del Barco Perdido..
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Eleven more African immigrants towed to port in Cartagena
The flow of trans-Mediterranean migrants grows as summer begins As the summer starts and tranquil conditions prevail in the Mediterranean the trickle of illegal immigrants making their way across the sea from northern Africa to the coast of the Region..
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August sea temperatures on the Murcia Mediterranean coast at the end of June
Oceanographers attribute the anomaly to prevailing wind conditions this winter in Murcia The unusually warm spring weather is among the factors which have contributed to sea temperatures along the Spanish Mediterranean coast during June having already..
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Ten drug arrests in Cartagena follow shooting at Sangonera cockfight
A rare combination of crimes culminates in house searches in Cartagena Ten people were arrested in Cartagena in connection with drug dealing during the early hours of Thursday morning, after the Guardia Civil and the Policía Nacional joined forces..
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More mayoral musical chairs: Cartagena invests new socialist mayoress
Resplendent in red, the PSOE finally took the mayorship of Cartagena After a few months of tense negotiations, the PSOE finally took the mayorial seat in Cartagena on Wednesday, following the fulfilment of a voting pact established after the elections..
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Romans and Carthaginians in Cartagena presents 2017 fiestas poster
The Carthagineses y Romanos in Cartagena present their promotional image for the XXVIII edition Cartagena artist Ángel Mateo Charris has presented the poster for the 2017 Romans and Carthaginians fiestas which will take place in the City of..
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Half metre long Roman horn of plenty, star guest at Cartagena Archaeological Museum
This is the featured exhibit in the Museo Arqueológico Municipal de Cartagena Enrique Escudeo de Castro for this quarter Although the municipal archaeological museum in Cartagena has a very interesting static collection of pieces illustrating..
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Roman Ampitheatre and Atalaya castle on the road to recovery in Cartagena
The Roman amphitheatre and the Castillo de la Atalaya are set for excavation and restoration This week has brought good news for those who enjoy the many historic monuments in the city of Cartagena, with progress gradually being made concerning..
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Cartagena undertakes precautionary ficus cutback
Emergency surgery in the Plaza de España following the ficus collapse in Murcia The monumental ficus trees which were planted in many towns and cities in the Region of Murcia around a century ago are very much in the spotlight this week, following..
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Mar Menor beach clean-up team collect 45 tons of rubbish in a month
The brigade has also removed 230 cubic metres of seaweed from the beaches of the Mar Menor The group which has been set up by the regional government in Murcia to clean up the Mar Menor and the beaches around it has so far removed 230 cubic metres..
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Cartagena Mayor faces calls for resignation from council following indictment
Jose Lopez is due to hand over the post of Mayor to Ana Belen Castejon on 21st June The world of local politics in Cartagena has been thrown into confusion over the last week with the news that Mayor José López, of the local Movimiento Ciudadano..
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Cartagena police receive special training in foreign vehicle documentation
The 20-hour course included instruction on false licences and number plates 25 officers of the Policía Local in Cartagena completed a special training course on Tuesday which has improved their knowledge of the documentation of motor vehicles registered..
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Cartagena beaches unprepared for June heatwave
Uncollected rubbish and closed toilets greeted beachgoers in Cartagena at the weekend It may be that the Town Hall of Cartagena has been caught out by the unusually high temperatures in the first half of June, but as people flocked to the coast..
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Glorious weather for La Azohía beach clean-up
Residents picked up 30 bags of waste in just one stretch of coastline Volunteers from the Asociación ADELA and the Asociación TORRE SANTA ELENA joined forces on Sunday to clean beaches in La Azohía which fall outside of the municipal cleaning..
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Calblanque regional park closes to cars at night
The Murcia government takes steps to protect the environment in Calblanque An additional measure has been announced by the regional government to protect the landscape in the regional park of Calblanque, on the Mediterranean coast between Cartagena..
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Cartagena beach bars are on their way at last
The chiringuitos are preparing to open two months late from Isla Plana to Cabo de Palos Relief at last for hungry and thirsty beachgoers in the municipality of Cartgagena, with the news that the owners of 48 “chiringuitos&rdquo..
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Significant changes to lifeguard infrastructure in Cartagena
This year professional contracts have replaced the agreement with Cruz Roja This year Cartagena council has undergone drastic changes in the management of beach services, and has endured a rather lumpy transition between the inherited services..
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Until 28th August, exhibition by artist Valle de Aybar at the Museo Teatro Romano in Cartagena
Cantica Canticorum contains 40 works by the Cartagena-born artist An exhibition of contemporary art inspired by a medieval manuscript is being held at the Museo Teatro Romano in Cartagena from 2nd June to 28th August, giving members of the public..
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New nocturnal visits and audioguide app for Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
See the Roman Theatre by moonlight or in the company of Indiana Jones The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is adding a series of nocturnal theatrical visits to the other guided visits presented previously throughout June, starting on the 3rd..
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No parking in Monte Sacro area of Cartagena during June
Expect significant traffic disruption this month Right throughout June severe disruption to traffic can be expected in the Monte Sacro area of Cartagena ( the area in front of the former town hall and which is so useful as a parking zone for..
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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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T-LA offers huge range of activities for young people in the Cartagena municipality
Sports, cultural and sociable activities are all available The T-LA programme run by the Youth department of Cartagena offers an amazing range of activities for youngsters in the Cartagena municipality and the latest spring programme includes trips..
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Mina Las Matildes open from Thursday to Sunday this spring
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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29th June Mar Menor sunset sailing tour with ENGLISH speaking guide
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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1st July free open air flamenco in the Santa Lucia district of Cartagena
This is the last in this cycle of flamenco recitals The historic fishing district of Santa Lucia in Cartagena is located opposite the modern-day container port and is easily located by the tower of the church of Santiago which rears up above the..
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14th to 22nd July 2017 Mar de Musicas Festival Cartagena: overview
UB40 feature in a programme principally focusing on Latino music with lots of free concerts Mar de Músicas is an eclectic music festival which takes place in the City of Cartagena annually, offering a varied programme of world music, with both paid..
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14th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena opening night
Residente headlines the opening night of Mar de Músicas, alongside Kanaku y El Tigre, Carla Morrison, Puerto Candelaria and Nicola Cruz Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad..
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15th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Aterciopelados from Columbia headline in the Auditorio Parque Torres, with MODDI in the Artillery Park Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with..
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Sunday 16th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Flamenco and Jazz fusion with Tomatito and Michel Camilo, Manuel García, Rosalia and a free concert from Honduran Aurelio Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of..
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Monday 17th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Pablo Milanés from Cuba,Kandace Springs from the USA and two free concerts for a warm Monday evening Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with the..
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Tuesday 18th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Rodrigo Leao with Scott Matthew, El Kanka, Feten Feten, IFÉ, and Ayoho; two paid and three free concerts in Cartagena Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum..
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Wednesday 19th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
A night of FREE music with SEVEN FREE CONCERTS Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with the focus this year being on Latino bands. The core concerts..
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Thursday 20th July Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with the focus this year being on Latino bands. The core concerts are paid entry, although there are many free..
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21st July Mar de Musicas Cartagena with UB40
UB40 head up the main concert of the night, with flamenco from Rocio Márquez and three free concerts Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with the..
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22nd July last night of Mar de Musicas Cartagena
Oumou Sangaré closes Mar de Músicas, with Leyla McCalla in the artillery park Mar de Músicas is taking place in the Cartagena municipality between the 14th and 22nd July offering a broad spectrum of world music, with the focus this year being..
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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..
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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 Manga lies..
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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..
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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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