Cartagena-Los Nietos rail services resume 5 weeks after the gota fría flooding
Fingers crossed as another gota fría storm arrives in the Costa Cálida! On Tuesday 22nd October, over five weeks after the disastrous flooding along the coast of the Mar Menor due to the huge “gota fría” storm of mid-September in the Region..

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Police mobile speed trap locations in Murcia and Cartagena 21st to 27th October 2019
Radar speed gun locations in the cities and municipalities of Cartagena and Murcia The local police forces of Murcia and Cartagena operate a system of mobile speed traps which move around the municipalities every week with their mobile "multa..

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Loggerhead sea turtle re-released after being rescued near Cabo Tiñoso
The turtle was found drifting with a raffia sack tangled around its neck Another loggerhead sea turtle was re-released into the Mediterranean on Thursday after receiving treatment at the Wildlife Recovery Centre in El Valle, in the mountains just..

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30 more Algerian migrants picked up off the coast of Cartagena
Two boats were intercepted close to Cabo de Palos and Calblanque The weather is becoming more autumnal and sea conditions in the Mediterranean look likely to become far rougher over the next couple of days as another potential “gota fría”..

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Marble floor restoration delays opening of Roman Forum museum in Cartagena
Visitor numbers up by 33 per cent at the Roman Theatre Museum, the most popular tourist attraction in Cartagena The opening of the Roman Forum museum in Cartagena has been delayed by the restoration of a richly decorated 2,000-year-old marble..

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Cartagena UPCT student develops interactive robot to keep elderly people company
The aim is to reduce loneliness and combat the onset of neuro-degenerative illnesses A student at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), José Antonio Jiménez Viuda, has received widespread plaudits for a robot he has developed with..

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Cartagena man held in jail after dismembering the dead body of his partner
The arrested denies murder but admits storing body parts in a freezer for five months A 56-year-old man identified as “Agustín D. M.” is being held without bail while facing charges of murdering his partner in Cartagena and cutting up the..

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11th October to 12th January, exhibition by Korean artist Kihong Chung in Cartagena
The exhibition can be visited in the Palacio Molina in Cartagena An exhibition of works by Korean-born artist Kihong Chung is being held at the Palacio Molina venue in Cartagena, showing how he attempts to create connections between nature and..

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Portmán Golf under investigation over heavy metal contamination in the Campo de Cartagena
Runoff water carries residues from old mining deposits past Llano del Beal and into the Mar Menor The management of Portmán Golf have been placed under investigation in connection with negotiations which the company undertook in 2005 with the..

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Tickets selling fast for FC-Cartagena vs FC Barcelona
The fund-raising friendly kicks off at 19.00 on 13th November in Cartagena Tickets are now on sale for the friendly football match between FC Cartagena and FC Barcelona on 13th November, with all ticket proceeds being donated to those who suffered..

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Murcia-Cartagena rail services resume after flood damage on Wednesday
Repairs and reconstruction have taken a month and 11.5 million euros Just over a month after the severe flooding brought by the gota fría storm of mid-September, described by many as the most serious in the last 50 years, rail services between..

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120 receive meningitis vaccinations in Cartagena after the death of a young girl from La Palma
The 16-year-old fell ill last Wednesday and died in hospital on Friday The health service of the Region of Murcia (SMS) has announced that during this week anti-meningitis vaccinations will be administered to 120 people who are known to have been..

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Work to start at last on AVE high-speed rail line into Cartagena
The contract has been awarded for the first stage of track platform construction The delays in extending Spain’s AVE high-speed rail network to the cities of Murcia and Cartagena have been so lengthy that it has seemed at times, particularly..

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Training schemes for jobless people to help repair flood damage in Los Nietos and Los Urrutias
On-the-job training for the unemployed on the coast of the Mar Menor The Town Hall of Cartagena has this week opened the registration period for its latest campaign within the scheme to provide on-the-job training for the unemployed in the field..

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3-d images of million-year-old fossils to go on display at Cartagena archaeological museum
The fossils were found at the Cueva Victoria site where it is claimed the first evidence of Man aevidence The process of creating 3-d scanned images of 20 fossils found at the ancient palaeontological site of Cueva Victoria in Llano del Beal..

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Sicre by Gonzalo Sicre in the MURAM Cartagena
'Entre lo humano y lo sublime' 'Between the human and the sublime' From 4th October to 31st December 2019 Museo Regional de Arte Moderno. (MURAM); Click for map Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 19.00. Saturdays..

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26th October, domestic survival workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
An introduction to simple tasks like changing a tap and mending broken toilet cistern mechanisms The weekly free workshops at the Leroy Merlin stores throughout Spain continue on Saturday 26th October at the outlets in Murcia and Cartagena with..

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Saturday and Sunday guided cultural tours in Cartagena
The most visited museum in the region offers virtual reality tours and family tours he most important historical monument in Cartagena, the Roman Theatre Museum, is offering a number of guided tours and activities celebrating the Roman heritage..

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Saturdays and Sundays in October; Virtual reality tours of the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Special goggles transport visitors to the 1st century BC in the Roman city of Carthago Nova A new project to design and provide virtual reality tours at the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena, transporting visitors back to the heyday of the arena in..

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2nd November free home decoration transfer workshops at Leroy Merlin in Murcia and Cartagena  {image1}
Tips for transforming your living room quickly, easily and affordably! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia on 2nd November with sessions dealing with the creation and use of transfers..

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Saturday 2nd November Craft beer and cheese festival in La Aljorra
Cheeses and craft beers to try and buy A Feria run by the local business community of La Aljorra, which lies within the Cartagena municipality, on the border with Fuente Álamo. Taking place on Saturday 2nd November between 12 midday and midnight..

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9th November, Christmas crown decoration workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Make your own festive adornments in good time for the countdown to Christmas! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 9th November with sessions offering hints on how to..

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Friday 22nd November ENGLISH  language tapas and heritage tour in Cartagena
This guided tour includes guide, tour, tapas and drinks. Mediterranean Cartagena Tours is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide. This tour: Tapas..

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23rd November Cartagena Borja Niso in a tribute to Ludovico Einaudi
The composer and pianist performs a tribute to Ludovico Einaudi as well as a presentation of his own compositions Venue: Aula de Cultura de la Fundación Cam, Calle Mayor number 11. Click for map the Aula CAM in Cartagena Start time: 20:00..

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Saturday 30th November Cartagena; Las Cepas Wineyard Tour
This winery is located in the Cartagena countryside Pick-ups from three Mar Menor Golf Resorts and Los Alcázares   Although the north and north-west of the Murcia region is well-known for its wine production, grapes  are grown and wine..

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The very best deafness and hearing treatments at Clínica Díaz Caparrós in Cartagena
At Díaz Caparrós Clinic we can help evaluate hearing loss and treat it with the best systems available Hearing loss or impairment is one of the commonest complaints associated with aging, and at Clínica Díaz Caparrós in the centre of 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..

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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: 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 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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