Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Saturday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am
Auditorio Infanta Doña Elena
Wednesday 2nd January – New Year Concert with OSRM – 9pm. 15€ (children 7.50€)
Friday 4th January – Brinco y la Leyenda del Krampus – 8pm
Friday 18th January – Piano Concert with Peter and Patrick Jablonski
Saturday 5th January – 3 Kings Parade in Plaza de España. 7pm
Sunday 13th January – Free Theatrical Tour of Aguilas including steep walk to Castle (minimal entry fee) 10.30am from Tourist Office
Saturday 19th January – Free Guided Tour of Historical Aguilas in Spanish. 11am from Tourist Office. Booking essential at Tourist Office.
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 51 – Tues Market
There are some fabulous walks in the Sierra Espuña National Park.
Go to http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es and click on Paths of Sierra Espuña. You will find full details of all walks available and a map that you can download.
Every Sunday – El Palmar Rin Ran Market – Handmade articles, local food vans, live music etc 11am-6pm (open until May 2019)
Saturday 5th January – Cabalgata of 3 Kings in Plaza de Abastos – Free activities for children 10.30am-1pm. Indoor market, workshops and entertainment 5pm. 3 Kings Parade 7pm from Plaza de la Constitucion.
Tel 968 441 914 – Thurs Market
Lorca Castle – general entry 6€. Guided Tours available in English for 4€ on Thursdays at 10.30am for 22€ to include lunch, with special packages on Sundays. Check at Tourist Office for full details.
Saturday 5th January – Cabalgata of 3 Kings
11.30am – 3 Kings arrive by train!
12.45pm – 3 Kings arrive in Plaza de España.
6pm – Grand parade with floats.
Week days in January – Tour of San Patricio and Las Tres Plazas 11am from Tourist Office Plaza de España. 10€ (children under 12 free)
Thursday 10th January – Free Guided Tour of Historic Lorca (in English) 10am from Plaza de España. Booking essential
Saturday 19th January – Free Guided Tour of Historic Lorca (in Spanish) 11.30am from Tourist Information Point. Booking essential.
Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or www.visitamazarron.es for full details of all tours.
Fishing vessels of Puerto de Mazarrón began the biological strike on December 6th, which has affect species such as mackerel, sardine and jack mackerel. This strike will last until January 6th and has a subsidy of 62,000€ that will go to 17 boats. 50% of the aid comes from the European Maritime Fisheries Funds and the other 50% from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Foreigners From 13 Countries Can Request Their Registration In The Electoral Census Until 15th January
International reciprocity agreements will allow citizens from the following countries to vote in the 2019 local elections:
Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, New Zealand, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Korea, Iceland and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Electoral Census Office has begun to send letters to foreign residents in Spain to inform them of the registration period in the electoral census until January 15th. To exercise their right to vote, they must be of legal age and comply with the established conditions. These conditions, with the exception of Norway, are to be in possession of the residence permit in Spain and to have resided legally and uninterruptedly for at least the five years prior to their application for registration in the electoral census. They must also be registered in the municipal register of their habitual residence, where they can exercise the right to vote. In the specific case of Norway, you must have resided in Spain, legally and uninterruptedly, for more than three years.
Those who meet all the conditions of the agreement will either receive a password so that they can register in the electoral census online, or they must register in the electoral census by post, providing a valid document that justifies the authorization of residence in Spain or a residence certificate issued by the General Commissariat of Foreigners and Borders, which can be obtained in any police dependency. Registration can also be done by going to the town council where you are registered.
Art Exhibition (until 18th January) – The Exhibition Hall of the Universidad Popular in the Avda de la Constitucion in Mazarrón hosts one of the most relevant exhibitions in recent years. The exhibition shows private collections of the Mazarrón painter Miguel García Vivancos.
Miguel García Vivancos travelled in his adolescence to Barcelona. Committed to the rights of workers, he joined the CNT with positions of responsibility on the Republican side. After the Civil War he had to emigrate to France. It was in the mid-twentieth century when his artistic expression was born, later becoming an influential naive style artist. He met Picasso and learned from other great Masters. His work was exhibited in Paris, Basel, Rome, Rabat and Zagreb. His paintings hung on the walls of rooms of François Mitterrand, while he went unnoticed by the general public. He returned to Spain to live his last days in Cordoba.
Puerto Lumbreras –
Tel 968 436 153 – Fri Market
Saturday 26th January – Visit The Astronomical Observatory of The Cabezo De La Jara 2.50€ (children under 10yrs free). 8pm. Booking at Tourist Office essential.
Saturdays (4.30pm) & Sundays (12pm) in January – Visit Medina Nogalte. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, hat, water and sun protection. 3€ (children under 10yrs free)
Pay by bank transfer or deposit account (ES 12 3058 0204 15 2732000020-City Council of Puerto Lumbreras).
Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market/Fri in El Pareton
Saturdays & Sundays in January – Guided Visit to La Bastida 3.40€ (2.50€ disc)10am/12pm. Book at Tourist Office
Saturday 5th January – 3 Kings Parade
11am – Charity Breakfast for Caritas @ Café Martin’s – bring a toy in exchange for breakfast.
7pm – 3 Kings Parade from Plaza de la Constitucion