Easter is one of Cartagena's characteristic and unique exponents. The local holidays par excellence, it is lived to the full. It is the longest week of the year, as it is actually ten days: from Dolores Friday (before Palm Sunday) to Easter Sunday, ten days of populist rejoicing in which Cartagena becomes equally merry.
Carthagineses and Romans
Cartagena is a beautiful Mediterranean city on a unique setting of south eastern Spain. Mastienos, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, Byzantines and Arabs, all left their historical traces and forged, with the passing of the centuries, the idiosyncrasy of contemporary Cartagena natives.
The Carnival season has traditionally enjoyed strong popular support in Cartagena ¿especially in the second half of the XIX century- though it was cut short when celebrating the Carnival was banned at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Secular celebrations were recovered from 1981, after democracy was re-established, and they are currently among the most important events of local festivals.
Held in the month of July. Its headquarters Torres Park Auditorium, stage located on a hill, from which you can see the port, the Teatro Romano and the city.
Held during the month of November since 1980. Cartagena meets in the most prestigious figures in this music. Alongside the concerts are performances, live in different cafes in the city as well as exhibitions.
Night of the Museums of Cartagena has become in its short history in one of the most important cultural activities of the cultural life of the city.
During the month of December the Cartagena Film Festival fills the city of movies through its different sections: feature films, animated stories, documentaries, Official Selection of Short Films and MURcine, specializing in the work of regional filmmakers.
Is an International Festival of Improvised Oral Poetry, organized by the Association Trovera José María Marín and which replaces the National Competition Trovo. Held every year in August. Improvisers involved several Latin American countries and Spain, resulting in a magical mix of different music and sight-forms.
In the beautiful setting of Cabo de Palos, on the shores of the Mediterranean, is to fill the night in August, a conglomeration of sounds, colors and flavors, projected onto the sky, the moon and the sea, coral involving Cartagena and of Torrevieja, Totana or Murcia.