Check at your local Tourist Office for full details of Events
Complying with safety distances and the use of masks and hydroalcoholic gel is advised.
Cabo de Palos
Tel 968 128 800 – Market Wed
Exhibition – The Trip to The Spice (until 15th October)
This is a travelling exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the first voyage around the world of Magellan and Elcano. The adventure lasted three years and constitutes a fundamental episode in the context of the important company led by Spain at the end of the 15th century and early 16th century. The expedition consisted of four ships and a caravel. The Trinidad was the flagship and the San Antonio (with Juan de Cartagena) in front, the Concepción (Captain Gaspar de Quesada), the Victoria (Commander Luis de Mendoza) and then the Santiago (Captain Juan Serrano).
The mission commissioned by King Carlos I was to find a sea route to the East, specifically to the Moluccan Islands (La Especiería). It was the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes who presented the project to the Spanish Crown and who headed it. The expedition was plagued with setbacks and difficulties and after the death of Magellan in The Philippines, Elcano was elected head of the expedition, managing to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe. He arrived at Seville on September 8th 1522 on the Victoria along with 17 other survivors.
Exhibition – The Only Reality is the Truth @ The Nicomedes Gómez Subjective Room, City Hall (until 10th November)
The young Eva Martínez, from Cartagena is artistically known as Kbrevag.
The exhibition collects different digital collages seeking the viewer’s analysis of present social problems.
Tues-Fri 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm
Sat 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-8pm
Exhibition – Horizons and Landscapes @ El Batel Auditorium (until 13th October)
The exhibition overflows with colour, created by the artist Eusebio López who is a self-taught Spanish painter primarily interested in abstract expressionism.
Mon-Sun 10am-2pm (Fri, Sat & Sun also 5pm-7pm)
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October – 1st Nautical Day A Sea of Charity
The Santo and Real Hospital de la Caridad Foundation and the Real Club de Regatas de Cartagena want to help the restoration works of the Basilica Charity. The soldiers from Galeras created the Hospital de Caridad and the rehabilitation of Charity demonstrates their commitment to the cultural and emotional heritage of Cartagena.The work on the basilica and the adjacent building are well advanced. The dome is already finished, but there is still a lot to do.
The Nautical Day will consist of a village area, kayak crossing, sport fishing for people with disabilities, dragon boat regattas, rowing crossings and sailing regattas, cruises and lateen sailing. All activities will take place in the bay of Cartagena. Around 400 athletes from five sports clubs will participate in more than 150 boats.
Classical Concerts in Museums
Friday 8th October @ Municipal Archaeological Museum
Tangos and Songs – Doris Orsan on violin and Johannes Kreusch on guitar present a cross section of their repertoire with Spanish masterpieces by Enrique Granados and tango music by famous composers such as Astor Piazzolla.
Friday 15th October @ Municipal Archaeological Museum
Equinox Duo with Giovanni Lanzini on clarinet and Fabio Montomoli on guitar playing music of the Baroque and Renaissance.
Friday 22nd October @ Municipal Archaeological Museum
Elipsis Duo made up of Alberto Cesaraccio, oboist, composer and guitarist Alessandro Deina.
Tuesday 9th November @ Museum of the Roman Theatre 4TANIT – Saxophone Quartet
Astor Piazzolla was born in Argentina on 11th March 1921 and on 1st November 2020, the great Spanish composer, pedagogue and saxophonist Pedro Iturralde died. The music of these two composers floods our lives and we are deeply grateful for it. This recital, starring musicians from Cartagena, will pay tribute to these two great figures of music.
Saturday 13th November @ Museum of the Roman Theatre
Mamen Baños & Grupo, dancer and choreographer Mamen Baños from Cartagena presents her new show ‘Flamenc-Arte’, in collaboration with a large group of musicians and flamenco with Daniel Asís.
Thursday 18th November @ Museum of the Roman Theatre
Quarteto Concordis made up of four Portuguese guitarists based on Fado and Brazilian music. They have recently released their album ‘Encontros’.
Friday 10th December @ Museum of Contemporary Art of Murcia -MURAM
Wind Quintet Qart Hadast is made up of Cartagena’s Alicia Burgos, Delia Bastida, Jennifer García, Pedro J Maciá and Carlos J Lillo, professors from the Region of Murcia who combine teaching and musical activity in orchestras. The programme will go on a journey through different places, cultures and times, performing a variety of works such as Agay’s ‘Five Easy Dances’, Ibert’s works, as well as popular classics, Scott Joplin’s ‘Entertainer’ and ‘Ritual Dance of Fire’ by Manuel de Falla.
Saturday 11th December @ MURAM
Finn Svit Duo a Danish duo formed by Rikke Petersen on flute and Finn Elias Svit on guitar, performing works by Bach, Grieg, Nielsen, Piazzola and others. Rikke Petersen trained as a music artiste at the Det Fynske Music Academy and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, where he won the final degree of honour award. Finn Elias Svit trained at the Nordisk Musik Konservatorium in Aalborg (Denmark), where he graduated in classical guitar with the highest marks.
Saturday 18th December @ MURAM
Sergio Arqués & Alberto Arqués Duo from Cartagena who came 2nd in the ‘Between Strings and Metals’ competition in 2017, present a wide repertoire for two cellos which range from the Baroque to the 20th century, passing by Classicism and Romanticism.
Entrance is free but reservations essential as places are limited. Entry from 8pm.
El Batel Auditorium –
Tuesday 9th October – Carmen 9pm
The Opera 2001 Company will stage this four-act tragedy in the original French version with Spanish titles.
Tickets from El Batel Auditorium website or from the box office.
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 – Market Tues
Los Alcazares – Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)
www.murciaturistica.es/en/san_javier/ 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
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
Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm
Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am
Santiago de Ribera
Tel: 968 571 704 – Market Wed
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 – Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)
Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)