Semana Santa in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Jumilla promoted at the Fitur fair
The Costa Cálida stand in Madrid also highlights the gastronomy of the Region of Murcia The 2020 edition of the annual FITUR tourism fair, one of the largest events of its kind in the world, began on Wednesday in Madrid (although the doors will..

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El Corte Inglés in Cartagena to be downsized and one Murcia store closed
The store in the Myrtea mall (El Tiro) in Murcia is to be closed down altogether The department store chain El Corte Inglés, arguably the most prestigious of its kind in Spain, has announced a re-structuring plan which involves the closure and..

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Plastic-free packaging developed in Cartagena extends shelf life of fruit and veg by 40 per cent
By extending the longevity of products Newfresh cardboard attracts the interest of exporters A team of researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) has developed an entirely natural material for packaging which contains no plastics..

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Irina Cazorla at the Centro Cultural Ramón Alfonso Luzzy in Cartagena
Around 20 different works by the Águilas artists in a variety of formats. The exhibition is open between the 23rd January and 25th February 2020.   Click for map: Centro Cultural Ramón Alfonso Luzzy in Cartagena For more local news..

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Collection of model 18th century ships goes on display at the Museo Naval in Cartagena
Julio Castelo Marín took up modelling after retiring 20 years ago! On Friday 21st January a new permanent exhibition was opened for the first time at the Museo Naval in Cartagena containing 40 painstakingly built scale models of 18th century..

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24th January to 13th April, Mirada Oculta, photography exhibition by José Carlos Ñíguez at the Roman Theatre museum in Cartagena
An unusual perspective showing details at the 2,000-year-old Teatro Romano of Cartagena An exhibition of photographs showing unusual perspectives of details of the Roman Theatre in Cartagena is being held at the Teatro Romano museum until 13th..

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Restoration of façades completed at the church of Santa María de Gracia in Cartagena
The project also included the construction of a bell-tower which was never completed on the original 18th century building The long-lasting project to restore the façade and bell-tower of the church of Santa María de Gracia in Cartagena has finally..

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Record wave of 5.8 metres at the port of Cabo de Palos as storm damage affects the Cartagena coastline
Storm damage on the Mediterranean and Mar Menor coastlines of Cartagena As Storm Gloria continues to affect the Region of Murcia on Monday afternoon the Town Hall of Cartagena has reported various damage to infrastructures along the shore of the Mar..

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Frustration in Isla Plana as the neighbours association bar is still closed after 14 months
No sign as yet of bids being invited for a new management contract Frustration is growing among residents of Isla Plana, in the municipality of Cartagena, as It is now fourteen months since the popular neighbours’ association bar was closed..

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Every Saturday and Sunday cultural tours of Roman Cartagena
The most visited museum in the region offers virtual reality tours and is part of the weekly family tours programme The Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena is just one of the venues visited as part of the weekend cultural tours which explore the..

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Programme Cartagena Piensa January-March 2020
80 activities in Spanish in Cartagena during the first quarter of 2020 Cartagena Piensa is a programme of activities which aim to stimulate thought and reflection, a collection of workshops, talks and activities inviting reflection and debate..

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Beaches and coves in Cabo de Palos to be included in marine reserve
The existing reserve will be extended to include coves and beaches where fishing will be limited It has been announced by the regional government that the marine reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas is to be extended from its current area..

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80,000 euros for restoration of historic fortress in Cartagena
The 19th century castle of Despeñaperros stands on one of the five hills of Cartagena The Town Hall of Cartagena is reactivating plans to restore and clean up the ruined fortress of Despeñaperros, which stands on the hill opposite the bus station..

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Another gladiator chamber found at the Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena
Excavation work prior to the reinforcement of the amphitheatre and bull ring walls As excavation continues at the Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena, a large part of which lies beneath the 19th century bullring, archaeologists have found various..

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Pet owners beware as the pine processionary caterpillar season begins in Murcia
The distinctive caterpillars pose a serious threat to curious animals and even small children The time of year has arrived where dog and cat owners begin to peer anxiously at pine trees and pay special attention to the ground near them as the..

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A&E units struggle to cope in Cartagena as the annual flu epidemic begins
Understaffing blamed as patients await beds in corridors at the Santa Lucía hospital The onset of colder weather over the latter part of the festive season and its continuation during the first ten days of January are bringing about the first..

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Trouble on the tracks as coaches replace trains between Murcia and Cartagena
Travellers on the rail Murcia-Águilas line refused to pay in protest at delays on Wednesday The year has begun poorly for rail travellers in the Region of Murcia with trains being badly disrupted on the main Murcia-Cartagena line, coaches being..

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20th December to 1st March, Sensaciones Somos Naturaleza art exhibition in Cartagena
Works by Margarita Ariza are on display at the Palacio Consistorial in Cartagena An exhibition of work by artist Margarita Ariza is being held at the Palacio Consistorial, the main Town Hall building in Cartagena, until 1st March 2020 under the..

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New technology changes the way we see the Roman world of Cartagena
Virtual reality goggles and tablets with augmented 3-D images bring Carthago Nova to life Modern technology is changing the way in which we are able to view our world and in Cartagena the latest technology is now being used to bring the past to..

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25th October to 23rd February, Antonio Tapia exhibition at the MURAM modern art museum in Cartagena
Modern art as a homage to midwives and women all over the world An exhibition of work by painter Antonio Tapia is being held until 23rd February at the Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (MURAM) in Cartagena under the title of “Emociones cautivas..

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Friday 24th January Burns Night at Caravanning La Manga
Tickets on sale from 11th January Tickets from Alex and Grace J57 Click for further information about the Cartagena municipality in English

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Saturdays and Sundays in January and February; Virtual reality tours of the Roman Theatre Museum in Cartagena
Virtual reality goggles transport visitors to the 1st century BC in the Roman city of Carthago Nova Modern technology is changing the way in which we are able to view our world and in Cartagena the latest technology is now being used to bring the..

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25th January, general handyman skills workshop at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Learn how to carry out minor repairs in the home without calling in expensive help! The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 25th January with sessions offering advice on..

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1st February, Free fabric decoration workshops at Leroy Merlin stores in Murcia and Cartagena
Learn from the experts how to brighten up your home with various kinds of fabric The free Saturday morning workshops held at Leroy Merlin stores all over Spain continue in Murcia and Cartagena on 1st February with sessions in Murcia and Cartagena..

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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 it is both a very attractive art gallery which hosts some excellent exhibitions and..

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