Cabo de Palos 

Market Sun


Tel 968 128 800Market Wed

Register for Free Guided Night Tours of Museums in Cartagena (in Spanish) at 

Music Concerts, Street Art, Performers and Visits to Museums

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.


Tues-Fri 5pm-8pm

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.

Exhibition The Sea of Art ‘Cover of Trending Tropics @ El Batel (until 30th September)

Collaborations of different musicians recorded between Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Spain with the son of Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Li Saumet, vocalist of the Colombian electropop group Bomba Estéreo, Pucho, from Vetusta Morla, Afro-Colombian singer Nidia Góngora and iLe, the sister of Cabra Martínez who sang for a decade with Calle 13. Not only each song is unique, but also the 14 covers that illustrate them. A graphic set designed by Alberto González Arellanos can be visited within the La Mar de Música Festival and framed in La Mar de Arte.

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 or the centres and museums of Cartagena Port of Cultures.

Tel 968 500 093

A History Made Party Exhibition @ Museum of Roman Theatre(until 7th October)

Visitors will take a tour of all the events such as the Qart Hadasht Foundation by the Carthaginian Asdrúbal, Aníbal’s wedding, the destruction of Sagunto, the departure of Aníbal’s army to Romeand the Great Battle. It ends with the conquest of Qart Hadast at the hands of General Publio Cornelio Escipión. 

Artillery Cross 2019 through the streets of Cartagena – Sunday 27th October

Different tests include:

Carrera del Faro 14km.

Urban Cross 6km.

A mile for 10-14yrs old & ¼ mile for under 9’s
Registration (until 18th October 8pm) 

Customer Department, 

El Corte Ingles, Cartagena 10am-9pm.


Mile & ¼ Mile – Sept 6€/Oct 7€.

Urban Cross – Sept 10€/Oct 12€.

Carrera del Faro – Sept 12€/Oct 14€

For security reasons, the Artillery Cross organization will not admit more than 5,000 entries between the different tests. For more information, you can consult the Artillery Cross website.  

Black Literature, Police and Mystery Days – 3rd-7th September @ El Batel Municipal Auditorium, Mister Witt Café and the Santos Ochoa Bookstore

Tuesday 3rd September – Black Novel Prize Icue Negro @ Mister Witt Café 9.30pm. This is an award for young writers of stories. At the same time the meetings with the participating authors of the first day of Cartagena Negra will take place until 5.30pm. At 7pm the opening and presentation of the festival to the media.

Wednesday 4th September 5.30pm @ El Batel – Sergeant Emilia, Benjamín Celdrán and Marcelino Sempere will participate in the presentation of ‘The Black Gender and Children’. At the same time @ Santos Ochoa Bookstore, Claudio Celdrán will present his work ‘Los Señorres Del Humo’.

6.45pm @ El Batel – the first short film finalist of the contest will be screened. At 7pm, Graziella Moreno, Rosa Ribas and David Llorente participate in ‘Black and Noir’ moderated by Javier Manzano. At 9pm ‘De Cañas Negra in Mister Witt Café’ with the authors in Cartagena Negra and at 9.30pm a play ‘Gregor Samsa’

Thursday 5th September 5.30pm @ El Batel – Cristóbal Terrer, Víctor Mirete, Alfonso Gutiérrez Caro and Jesús Boluda.

7pm – another finalist short 

7.15pm – the novel ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ presented by Monica Rouanet in El Batel.

9pm @ Mister Witt Café – ‘De Cañas Negra’ – the authors will sign copies of their works.

9.30pm @ Mister Witt Café – The Awards Ceremony 

Friday 6th September @ Santos Ochoa Bookstore – Marta Robles with reading clubsat 5pm

5.30pm @ El Batel – ‘Blogs and Black Magazines’ with Cristóbal Terrer Daniel L. Hawk, Paco Atero, Ricardo Pascual and Daniel Fopiani.

6.45pm @ Cartagena Negra – finalist of black short film. 

7pm – ‘Fiction and Reality’ with Blas Ruiz Grau, Manuel Marlasca and Alfonso Egea and the moderation of Chema Gil.

9pm @ Mister Witt Café – participating authors of the day.

10pm – read ‘Leave Your Hat Here’ & black micro stories.
Saturday 7th September @ El Batel – Felix J Palma with reading clubs 5pm.

5.30pm – Susana Rodríguez Lezaun, Mariano Sánchez Soler and José Ramón Gómez Cabezas, with Antonio Parra.

6.45pm – Awards Ceremony of the black short film competition & winner screening.

7pm – ‘Rainbow Black’ moderated by Ana Ballabriga, & starring Antonio Mercero, Susana Hernández and Prado G. Velázquez.

9pm @ Mister Witt Café – all writers appear

9.30pm @ Mister Will Café – closing and delivery of the III Prize for Cartagena Negra Novel

Thursday 5th September – Cartagena Puerto de Culturas Tourist Boat 9pm from the Royal Port Scale accompanied by Donsax, an outstanding musician from Cartagena. 12€ (Club Cartagena Puerto de Culturas 6€) from or museums and information centres in Cartagena. More info on 968 50 0 093 

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 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 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 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€).  

Thursdays in 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 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€). 

Theatralized Routes

Saturdays in 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€. 

Special Visits

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. 

Night Programmes – night shows with visits and dramatized routes with theatrical performances and thematic dinners. 
Saturday 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 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€.

Thursday 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€.

Film Cycle @ Archaeological Museum of Cartagena 9.45pm

In September the feature films are The Search (2004) & The Purple Rose of Cairo.

20th – 29th September – XXX Romans & Carthaginians Fiesta

La Union

Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970Market Tues

Los Alcazares – Market Tues & Sat (Los Narejos)

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

Every Monday – HAH Help at Home Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar 10am-1pm

Every Monday – Friendship Group @ The Garden Bar & Lounge 11am

Free Fitness Activities (until 14th September)

Gerontogymnastics @

Playas de las Concha – Mon, Wed, Fri 9.15am-10.15am

Playas de las Narejos – Tues & Thur 9.15am-10.15am

Aquagym @

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

Tai Chi

Parque Las Palmeras – Tue 7.30pm-8.30pm

Saturday 7th & 28th September – Free Guided Bike Tour of Urban Art 10am from Plaza de Ayuntamiento. Approx 2hrs.  Bikes are provided.

Santiago de Ribera – 968 571 704 – Market Wed

Beach Keep Fit (until 14th September)

Playa Barnuevo – Mon-Fri 8am-9am

Explanada Barnuevo – Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri 8pm-9pm

San Pedro del Pinatar

Tel 968 182 301Market Mon & Thurs (Lo Pagan)

Torre Pacheco

Tel 968 579 937 – Market Thurs (Balsicas) & Sat (Dolores)

Every Tuesday in September at 5pm – Guided Tour of Another Planet Brewing 5€ to include tastings. Booking essential on 664 694 344

27th – 29th September – XVII Antique Fair @ IFEPA, Torre Pacheco

Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

Sun 11am-8pm

Tickets 5€ or 3€ with voucher 

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

6th September – Rob Sweeney

13th September – Rachel Prescott