South Murcia News April 2017

Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Sunday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am

Sunday 2nd & Saturday 8th April – Free Guided Theatrical Tour 10.30am from Tourist Office

Sunday 2nd April – Annual Bands Concert - 11am Parade. 12pm Concert @ Auditorio Infanta

Sunday 16th April – Free Ruta del Ferrocarril (Railway Route) in Spanish - 10am from Monumento de Ferrocarril – booking essential

Saturday 22nd April – Free Guided Tour of Historic Aguilas – 11am from Tourist Office

Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 512 – Tues Market

The Municipal Swimming Pool re-opened at the end of March after repairs due to the high winds. There have also been repairs to the road to El Berro also damaged during the bad weather.

Saturday 1st April - 45 min Free Guided Tour in Spanish explaining the history of the thermal complex in Alhama de Murcia that is linked to its hot springs. 11am. Pre-booking at Museum essential.

Saturday 8th/Thursday 13th/Saturday 15th (English)/Sunday 23rd April - 3€ Guided Visit to Alhama Castle – 11am from Archaeological Museum Los Baños – 1½ hrs.

Sunday 9th April – 90 min Free Theatrical Visit In Spanish – 11am from Archaeological Museum Los Baños. 11am from Tourist Office.

Sunday 9th April – Artisan Market in La Feria Street.

Friday 21st April to Sunday 28th May – Exhibition of Cueva Victoria @ The Archaeological Museum Los Baños. Exhibits include mining items and fossilised bones from Cerro de San Gines de la Jara in Cartagena. Tues-Sat 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm. Sun & Fiestas 10am-2pm

Saturday 22nd April – Free Flute & Piano Recital @ Teatro Cine Velasco – 9pm

Saturday 29th April – XXXIII Folklore Festival @ Teatro Cine Velasco - 8.30pm Free

Saturday 29th April-Sunday 21st May – Photographic Exhibition by Salvador Ramirez @ Cultural Centre. Mon-Fri 9am-1.30pm & 4pm-8pm

Sunday 30th April – Sketchcrawl – draw what you see at various points throughout the day. Starts 10am-2pm from Archaeological Museum Los Baños. Register at

Tel 968 441 914 - Thurs Market
Saturday 1st & Sunday 30th April – Free Guided Tour of Historic Lorca – 11.30am from Tourist Office – booking essential

Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market
Mazarrón Town & Sun Market Puerto de Mazarrón

17 Universities Students Start Extracurricular Courses In Mazarrón

This is part of a programme developed by the Department of Employment and Local Development with the aim of providing university students with tools and practical knowledge to enter the world of work when they finish their studies. During 2016, 54 interns carried out their internships at the City Hall of Mazarrón. Of these, 30% achieved job placements in a related occupation, after carrying out their extracurricular practices.

1st – 10th April is a new deadline for applications for a new internship. For more information from CIME or call 968 592 767

VIII Vuelta A Murcia Máster

200 cyclists will compete in the VIII Vuelta Ciclista Master of Murcia which starts on Saturday 1st April. In the morning the riders will face a predominantly flat route of 33km with the start and finish in Mazarrón passing through Gañuelas, La Majada, La Atalaya and Leiva. In the afternoon there will be 11kms from La Majada to La Cañadica de Mazarrón. Sunday April 2nd will be the most demanding stage of almost 100km with climbs to Cedacero and La Cuesta.

Almazjoven – Story, Poetry and Photography Competition

The deadline for entries is Friday 7th April 7. The Council of Youth of Mazarrón hosts the V Artistic Contest Almazjoven. This is to encourage young creators to express themselves showing Mazarrón as the thematic core, basing their creations on the municipality, its history, its landscapes and everything related to the town. Gift vouchers will be awarded: 300€ for the winner, 200€ for second place and 100€ for third place.

Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or for full details of all tours.

Semana Santa

Palm Sunday April 9th at 12.30pm the Ramos Procession will start at the San Antón Hermitage in San Isidro towards the church of Saint Joseph.
Martes Santo April 11th the Brotherhood of Former Legionaries of Murcia will start after Holy Mass at 10.30pm and end at the church of San José de Puerto de Mazarrón. The brotherhood will carry the image of the Crucified Christ.
Holy Thursday April 13th at 9.30pm will be the Procession of Our Father Jesus Nazarene
Good Friday April 14th at 9.30pm will be the Procession of the Holy Burial.

Saturday 1st April – Free Guided Tour of Roman Mazarrón – booking essential

Puerto Lumbreras

Saturday 8th/15th/29th (4.30pm) & Sunday 9th/16th/30th (12pm) April – Free Guided Tour of Medina Nogalte Caves & Castle in Spanish

Saturday 29th April – Night Visit to Astronomic Observatory – 9pm. Adults 2.50€ (more information from Tourist Office). Take warm clothes and a torch.

Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May – Collectors' Fair @ Sports Centre – Sat & Sun 10am-9.30pm/Mon 10am-2.30pm

Tel 968 423 902 – Wed Market
Saturday 22nd April – Free Guided Tour Round La Santa – 10.30am from Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia – booking essential.