Including: Cabo de Palos, Cartagena, La Union, Los Alcazares, San Javier, Santiago de Ribera, San Pedro del Pinatar & Torre Pacheco
There will be many parades and processions for Easter in all areas. Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of Events
Cabo de Palos
Thursday 6th April – Procesíon del Cristo de los Pescadores. An unusual yet interesting procession revolving around the sea, fishermen and sailors. 8.30pm from Santa Maria del Mar Church.
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Sunday 2nd April – Educational Rock Concert @ The Ambigú, New Circus Theater of Cartagena
The ChimPamPunk Musicians bring us the best adapted Rock repertoire for the little ones to enjoy as a family while they learn.
Children 5€ Adults free
Exhibition – The Shining Lights of Rome @ Archaelogical Museum until 23rd April
Over 200 Lanterns and Lamps from more than 2000 years ago are displayed.
Open: Tues-Fri 10am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
Saturday 1st April – The figure of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno is taken from Santo Domingo Church at 6pm to the Church of Santiago Apóstle, arriving there at approx. 7.25pm
The figure of Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli departs the Church of Santa Maria de Gracia at 7pm to arrive at approx. 7.50pm at the former Marine Hospital (ETS Campus)
The start of the procession Penitential Via Crucis leaves at 7.30pm from the Church of Santa Maria de Gracia.
At 8pm the figure of Santisimo Cristo de la Agonia departs from Colegia de Sagrado Corazón de Jesús to the Snta Maria de Gracia Church.
At 8.45pm the figure of Santísimo Cristo de la Sentencia heads from Calle Cristo de la Sentencia to Calle Carmen.
At 9pm the figure of Virgen de la Vuelta al Calvario departs from Parque de Artillería to Puertas de Murcia
Sunday 2nd April – The Roman Soldiers of the Cofradia parade through Cartagena City Centre.
The Jerusalem Procession, with many children taking part, leaves Santa Maria de Gracia Church at 5pm.
Monday 3rd April – Procesion de las Promesas de la Santísima Virgen de la Piedad 9pm from Calle Aire
Tuesday 4th April – Processions highlighting the military element of three apostles depart from different military buildings at around 8.45pm.
San Juan leaves Antiguo Parque de Artillería in Plaza de Lopez Pinto.
Santiago leaves the naval headquarters in Muralla del Mar.
San Pedro leaves from the Military Arsenal.
All three meet at Plaza San Sebastian around 9.50pm to continue their parade to the Church of Santa Maria de Gracia.
Wednesday 5th April – Dramatized Performance of The Trial of Christ @ Playa del Ayuntamiento at 5.45pm
Procession of the Prendimiento from the Santa Maria de Gracia church 9pm
Thursday 6th April – Procesion del Silencio is a moving procession, in silence and in darkness starting from Santa Maria de Gracia Church 9pm
Friday 7th April – Procesion de la Mujer Veronica leaves the church at 2am!
Further processions take place until 8am. More information from Tourist Office.
Procession of the Holy Burial 8pm
Saturday 8th April – Procesion de la Vera Cruz lit by candles. 7pm from the Church, returning to departure point.
Sunday 9th April – Procession of the Resurrection starting and finishing at the Church.10.30am
Monday 10th April – The final procession of Semana Santa, commemorating the first ever procession featuring the California Brotherhood in 1748. 8pm from the Church and returning to the same place
Further events in April
Sunday 16th April – V Mar Menor Cycling Tour ‘Memorial for Juan Vera’
9am from the Palacio de Deportes
Organized by the CC Cartagena and with the collaboration of the Cartagena City Hall.
XXV Edition of the Regional Classical Music Contest, Entre Cuerdas y Metales, with the registration of 221 musicians from all over the Region including from the Superior School of Dramatic Art of Murcia started in March but continues through April. It will be held in the Assembly Hall of the Fundación Mediterráneo de Cartagena (C/ Mayor, nº11) at 6pm.
Wednesday 12th April – Final of Wood Wind
Thursday 13th April – Final of Vocal
Friday 14th April – Final of Cuerda Pucada
Saturday 15th April – Piano Final
Tuesday 18th April – String Final
Wednesday 19th April – Percussion Final
Friday 21st April – Brass Final
Saturday 22nd April – Chamber Music Final
Admission to the auditions is free until full capacity.
Classics in the Museums @ The Archeological Museum 8pm
Wednesday 19th April – Trío Meyeerbeer
Thursday 20th April – Proferores y Alumnos del Conservatoriode Musica de Cartagena
Friday 21st April – Duo Scaramouche
Wednesday 26th April – Beaux Arts String Trío
Saturday 15th, 22nd & 29th April – The Mysteries Of The Holmes Brothers 12pm
The Holmes brothers have arrived at the Civil War Refuge-Museum to solve a mysterious case. Sherlock and his sister Enola need young spies to discover hidden messages, secret codes and encrypted communications to defeat the evil Moriarty.
More Information: 968 500 093
Free Guided Tour of Roman Amphitheatre @ Cartagena 11am/12.30pm. Bookings at https://www.cartagena.e s/agenda_ciudad_detalle.asp?id=2409
XLIX Floral Games of the Campo de Cartagena in La Palma & XXVIII National Youth Poetry Contest
Single prize of €1,300 and a Natural Flower will be awarded to the best poetic composition on the single theme ‘El Viaje’ with a minimum length of 75 verses and a maximum of 175.
12-14 years old – a diploma and 400€.
15-18 years old – a diploma and 600€.
The texts presented, of a creative nature, must be strictly original and unpublished and in Spanish. The theme will be free, with a minimum length of 14 verses and a maximum of 100.
The winning authors will attend a ceremony on 13th May and the winner of each category will read the winning work.
Roman and Mediterranean Cartagena Guided Tour 2½ hrs
7.50€/13€/15€ Spanish & English
More information: 968 500 093
With the help of an audio guide, explore the centre and history of Cartagena at your leisure, visiting the two main archaeological sites of the city, the Roman Theatre Museum and the Molinete Roman Forum Museum, as well as enjoying the beautiful examples of modernism or the military past.
Route: Museum of the Roman Theatre, Calle del Aire, Plaza San Francisco, Museum Roman Forum Molinete, Calle Mayor, Naval Museum, port and Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Beginning: Museum of the Roman Theatre.
In addition to the route, there is the option of renting audio guides at each museum and site in several languages.
Saturday 15th, 22nd & 29th April – Esparto Workshop @ Los Puertos de Santa Bárbara Ethnographic Museum 10.30am-12.30pm
May: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Booking essential – up.cartagena.es
Free Guided Tour of Carmen Conde-Antonio Oliver Museum @ Ramón Alonso Luzzy Cultural Centre 11.30am
Booking essential at the toursist office
Carmen Conde ordered in her will the donation, in favour of Cartagena City Council, of furniture and decorative objects in the living room-hall and office from her house at C/Ferraz, 67 in Madrid. This heritage has now been reproduced, trying to reconstruct the environment in which Carmen Conde and Antonio Oliver created as part of their important work.
This exhibition will be opening on April 28th.
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th April – XXII Incursiones Berberiscas en El Mar Menor
Every Saturday – Open Market from 10am
40 stalls selling a variety of goods on Paseo Real de la Feria and Calle Los Luisos.
Every Tuesday – Sonrisas Harmony meet every Tuesday @ the Estribor Function Room, Los Alcázares. 10.30am-1.30pm
Every Thursday – Spangles Ladies A Capella Chorus Rehearsals @ Los Narejos 10am-1pm
Tel 968 172 041 – Market Wed & Thurs
Saturday 22nd April – Free Classical Music Concert @ The New Winter Theatre 7.30pm
Saturday 6th May – Free Classical Music Concert @ The New Winter Theatre 7.30pm
Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm
Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am
Every Tuesday & Thursday – San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground. 12-18 year olds 7.30-9pm. Men 8.30-10.30pm. Women 10-11.30pm.
Every Thursday – San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground. 6-10 year olds. 6-7pm
Every Saturday – San Javier Squalos Rugby @ Rugby field, PDM Sports Ground. 6-10 year olds. 10-11am
Aeronautical Museum – Visit this museum with photographs and videos showing various items relating to the Spanish Military Air Force.
Call 968 582 107 to arrange group visits
Santiago de Ribera
Tel 968 571 704 – Market Wed
On 1st & 2nd Sundays every month – Artesan Market Mar Menor in the Explanade de Barnuevo 10am-2pm.
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)