Cabo de Palos
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Register for Free Guided Night Tours of Museums in Cartagena (in Spanish) at nochemuseoscartagena.es
Music Concerts, Street Art, Performers and Visits to Museums
Exhibition @ The Subjective Room Nicomedes Gómez of the Palace of Cartagena (until 31st August)
The young Cartagena artist Sam Scasso presents photos and written visions in Qualia, Fractals of the Same Origin.
Tues-Fri 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-7pm
Sat 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-8pm
Exhibition ‘The Time of Uncertainty’ @ Bambara Gallery (until 26th September)
Works by Iván Araujo, Manolo Belzunce, Amadou Camara, María José Contador, Roberto González and Manuel Pérez.
Exhibition ‘Roma Salis’ by Lola Montero @ the Museo Teatro Romano (until 30th September)
Painting exhibition project of plastic research around the world of salt and its relationship with the history of man.
Medieval Dinners at the Castillo de la Concepción in Cartagena Port of Cultures (until 6th September)
At midnight, torches will light up and illuminate the Castillo de la Concepción where actors will participate in a moment of history as if we were back 600 years, returning to the end of the Middle Ages. This is a very special way of showing the Renaissance, where Cartagena and the port rejoins the crown of Castile.
Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, accompanied by their court of Jews and Muslims, will unveil real events that took place in the city’s port. There will be cooking demonstrations etc making us travel back in time. 60 people will be seated overlooking the sea and the magnificent illuminated tower. Artisan breads with potatoes, fish, sausages and a variety of cheese, fruits and hummus from different places of the Mediterranean will be on offer and main courses of grilled ribs, pork leg etc. Delicious desserts, as in the Middle Ages, will be served with good wine or beer. 55€. 9.30pm.
Tickets and more information from www.cartagenapuertodeculturas.com or the centres and museums of Cartagena Port of Cultures.
Tel 968 500 093
1stth August – 45 min Guided Tours to the Victoria Cave 12pm
Personnel of the excavation will be in charge of the guided visits. The maximum number per group is 20. Children under 10 years not admitted. Reservations: Isabel Guirado on 636 641 008
Xtraordinary Nights 10pm 20€/40€ to include meal (9pm) @ Eszencia Restaurant:
Thursday 8th August – songs of Hidrogenesse with dance including danzón, mambo and cha-cha.
Wednesday 14th August – Josele Santiago, composer and guitarist of Los Enemigos will present his fourth solo work, ‘Transilvania’.
Thursday 22nd August – Bigott and his ‘Friendly Monsters’ with tracks from different worlds proposing a hallucinated journey from luminous pop to spatial psychedelia, with a few surprises.
Santa Lucía Nautical Club
Sunday 15th September – President Trophy
Saturday 21st September – David López Hurtado Memorial
Friday 27th September – Carthaginians and Romans Trophy
Saturday 5th October – Tu Chester Trophy
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October – I & II Competition of the Spanish Armada Trophy
The best places to watch these competitions are from the Curra Dock, the Christmas Lighthouse and the Escala Real, located in the Port of Cartagena.
Guided Routes Days
Mondays in August & September – Cartagena under the Condor Legion. Learn how civilians and the military were protected in anti-aircraft shelters and defended with artillery and tanks during the Civil War. 11am from the Refugio Museum of the Civil War. 10€ (members of Club Cartagena Port of Cultures 5€).
Tuesdays in August and September – Citizens of an Empire. Guided tour to learn how the citizens of Carthago Nova lived. See the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, the Barrio del Foro Romano and the Casa de la Fortuna. 11am from the Museo del Teatro Romano. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Wednesdays in August and September – Guided route Isaac Peral, the Inventor and the Sea. See the defensive systems in the Port, the bay in a boat trip and the Cartagena inventor of the 19th Century. 11am from the Royal Port Scale. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Thursday in August and September – Cartagena, Sabor Tres Culturas. 11am from Roman Theatre Museum. Guided medieval route includes the exhibition of Isabel the Catholic in the Castillo de la Concepción, from where you can see the port and the city, down to the Roman Theatre. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Fridays in August and September – From Qart Hadast to Carthago Nova – Participants can relive the Punic Wars with the founding of the Carthaginian City and the splendour of the Roman City. 11am from the Roman Theatre Museum. 13€ (reduced rate 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6.50€).
Saturdays in August and September two dramatized routes through different enclaves of the port area of Cartagena.
The Adventure of Columbus – Christopher Columbus awaits us at the Castillo de la Concepción to discover new worlds, ending with a trip on the Tourist Boat. 11.30am from the Castillo de la Concepción. 14€ (reduced rate 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 7€).
Romans for the World: Destination Carthago Nova – offers a dramatized route where we will travel the most important sites telling how different character’s lives were in Carthago Nova. 11.30am from the Museo del Teatro Romano. 4€/members of Club Cartagena Port of Cultures 7€.
The centres of Cartagena Port of Cultures will also offer experiences related to the figure of Isabel La Católica and virtual visits to the Roman Theatre of Cartagena.
Tuesdays and Fridays in August – Yo, la Reina – meet Isabel La Católica at the Castillo de la Concepción to explain details of her coronation, the importance of her marriage to Fernando II and her relationship with Christopher Columbus. 6.30pm. 8€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 4€.
Isabel and Her Time exhibition with the costumes of the successful series Isabel de RTVE where the decisive moments of the reign of the Catholic Monarchs are explained (until 15th September).
11am-1pm & 5.30pm-6.30pm (except Tues & Fri for the theatrical visit). 4.25€/members of the Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas free).
Tues/Thurs/Sat in August at 6.30pm, virtual visits will be made to Roman Theatre of Cartagena. 10€. Visitors will be able to see with 360º vision what this venue was like in its time.
Wednesdays in August – Theatrum – an afternoon of theatre will allow the whole family to see what the show buildings were like in the Roman Empire. 6.30pm at Roman Theatre Museum. 4€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 2€.
Night Programmes – night shows with visits and dramatized routes with theatrical performances and thematic dinners.
Friday August 9th/23rd – the Roman priest Apuleius will immerse the participants in the mysterious rituals of the goddess Isis in Isis, the Goddess of the Nile. 9pm @ the Barrio del Foro Romano. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Friday 2nd/16th/30th August – The Forum and The Temples Under The Stars – offers a night visit to the thermal baths, the magnificent banquet building and the Temple of Isis, discovering myths and secrets in a unique and special atmosphere. 9pm in the Barrio del Foro Romano. 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 5€.
Saturday 3rd/17th/31st August & 7th September – Aulaeum, Below The Curtain – see the Roman Theatre of Cartagena by the architect Vitruvio. 9pm at the Roman Theatre Museum. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Saturday 10th/24th August & 14th September – perform An Intimate Show & Visit The Roman Theatre In The Light Of The Moon. 9pm. 10€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 5€.
Thursdays in August & 5th September – Soul in the Sea -a boat trip with live music. 9pm from departure point of the Tourist Boat on the Royal Scale of the Port of Cartagena. 12€/members of Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€.
Every Thursday in August (except not on 15th – Wednesday 14th August & September – Film Cycle @ Archaeological Museum of Cartagena 9.45pm
The Mummy of 1999, Murder in Mesopotamia, The Body, The Secret of the Incas of 1954 and The Mask of Fu-Manchú of 1932. The cycle will close in September with the feature films The Search (2004) and The Purple Rose of Cairo.
Playa Castillico – Tues & Thur 9am-9.50am
Playa de Pedruchillo – Mon & Wed 11am-11.50am
Playa Mistral – Mon & Wed 9am-9.50am
Playa Veneziola – Tues & Thur 11am-11.50am
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Thursday 1st August – Free Concert @ Catedral de Cante 10pm
Friday 2nd August – Double Gala with Samuel Serrano and El Cabrero 11pm 22.25€-54.25€
Saturday 3rd August – Concert with Pasion Vega 11pm 32.55€-75.95€
Sunday 4th August – Alba Heredia and El Pele 11pm 22.25€-54.25€
Monday 5th August – José Mercé and Jeromo Segura 11pm 22.25€-54.25€
Tuesday 6th August – Marie José Perez in Parque Minero de la Union 7.30pm
Tuesday 6th August – Pedro El Granadino and Flameco dancer Farruquito 11pm 22.25€-54.25€
7th/8th/9th August – Semi-finals of singing/dancing/guitar/percussion
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Wed & Thurs
San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field,PDM Sports Ground
Men Tues & Thurs 8.30-10.30pm
Women Tues & Thurs 10.00-11.30pm
12-18yrs Tues & Thurs 7.30-9.00pm
6-10yrs Thurs 6pm-7pm & Sat 10am-11am
Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm
Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am
Rio Nalon – 7pm until midnight
Calle Isla Perdiguera – 7pm until midnight
Paseo de Los Narejos – 9am until midnight
Paseo de Carrión – Wed-Sun 10.30am until midnight
Free Fitness Activities
Playas de las Concha – Mon, Wed, Fri 9.15am-10.15am
Playas de las Narejos – Tues & Thur 9.15am-10.15am
Playas de las Concha – 10.30am-11.30am
Playas de las Narejos – Mon, Wed, Fri 10.30am-11.30am
Yoga (bring mat)
Playas de las Concha – Sun 9pm-10pm
Parque Las Palmeras – Tue 7.30pm-8.30pm
Tuesday 6th August – Free Concert with Harmonie XXI @ El Balneario 8pm
Thursday 8th August – Free Cycling Route to see history and urban art. 8.30am from Sports Centre. Booking essential at Tourist Office
Friday 9th August – Free Concert with La Espartera @ The Pista Roja 10pm
Saturday 10thth August – Giant Water Toboggan @ Playa de Espejo 1€ a go
Monday 12th (8pm) & 13th (8.30pm) August – Big Youth Fiesta @ Parque de la Albohera 10pm
Wednesday 14thth August – Semana de la Huerta y el Mar –Tapas, Free Folk Dancing & Artisan Markets @ Parque Las Peñas. Most events starting at 8.30pm.
Santiago de Ribera
968 571 704 – Market Wed
Beach Keep Fit
Playa Barnuevo – Mon-Fri 8am-9am
Explanada Barnuevo – Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri 8pm-9pm
Saturday – Free Boat Trip (Spanish) from Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor to Santiago de la Ribera, round trip, discovering the history, formation, evolution and particularities of La Manga del Mar. 12.15pm Book at San Javier Tourist Office
Fiesta Blanca (until Saturday 24th August)
Friday 2nd – Grand Raffle for Cofradia Soledad del Mar Menor – 10pm
Saturday 3rd – Musical Parade 12pm – Carnival Parade 9.30pm – Fancy Dress & Disco 11.30pm
Sunday 4th – Raffle for Brasilia Carnival Troupe – 10pm
Thursday 8th – Charity Dinner on Explanada Barnuevo – 10pm
Saturday 10th – Live Music from Dora y Jesus – 10pm
Sunday 11th – Classic Motorbike Display by AMA Club Clasico MM 12pm
Sunday 11th – Verbena Dinner/Dance/Eugena y Cantares 10pm
Tuesday 24th – End of Fiesta 10pm
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Playa de la Mota (next to lifeguard) – Tues & Thur 5.30pm-6.30pm
Playa de la Mota – (opp windmill) Mon & Wed 7.30pm-8.30pm
Playa de la Puntica – Tues & Thur 7.30pm-8.30pm
Playa de la Puntica Norte (next to Centro de Actividades Nauticas) Mon & Wed 8am-9am
Playas de Villananitos Norte Tues & Thurs 8am-9am
Saturday 3rd August – Holi Party Fun @ Recinto Ferial
Wear white clothing to paint, foam, body painting, water fights. 7pm 10.24€/reduced 9€/1.02 accompanied children
Friday 16th August – Free Guided Photographic Walk @ Park La Salinas. 6.30pm from Flamingo Roundabout. Take digital camera, binoculars, water & snack.
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)
Every Tuesday in August at 5pm – Guided Tour of Another Planet Brewing 5€ to include tastings. Booking essential on 664 694 344
XXVIII International Musical Competition ‘Villa de Pozo Estrecho’
Composers must submit their proposal before21st October to the headquarters of the San Fulgencio Neighborhood Association, located at Avda de la Fuente No 40, Pozo Estrecho
- 1st Prize: 1,200€ and diploma
- 2nd Prize: 500€ and diploma
- 3rd Prize: 300€ and diploma
La Torre Golf
Friday Night Market (until mid-September) 7.30pm until midnight.
Friday Night Live Music and stalls from 10pm
2nd August – Carla Stone
9th August – JenJammin Sax
16th August – Bella Luna Duet
23rd August – Bee Rumble
30th August – JenJammin Sax
6th September – Rob Sweeney
13th September – Rachel Prescott