Museums Day and Night – Murcia Region

Museums Day and Night – Murcia / El Día y La Noche de los Museos – 20/05/2017

May 18, International Museums Day and Night, is celebrated around the world since 1977, and this year the motto is’ Museums and Stories controversial: say the unspeakable in museums’.

The European Museum Night, Celebrates from May 2005 in all the countries signatory of the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

One of the most international artists from Murcia, the cartagenero Ángel Mateo Charris has been commissioned to design the poster ‘Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia.

A drawing and painting contest will be held and the museum passports will serve as guides and as recognition for having visited many of the museums in those days. In addition will draw a numbered original of the poster made by Angel Mateo Charris

More than one hundred activities in The Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia

Program in Murcia

Cartagena has prepared undreds of activities around the town. Obviously the Museums are open to the public for free.

A lot of attractions has been prepared in various squares like music, dance. etc..

The night of the Museums in Cartagena

It’s obvious it’s not possible to visit all interesting museums of the Murcia Region. You can select what you prefer to visit when and when during the Day and Night of the Museums.


La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino en Caravaca de la Cruz

La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino en Caravaca de la Cruz

La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino (The Festival of the Wine Horses) in Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia) is a unique, unusual and passionate celebration.
The celebration takes place on the morning of every May 2nd, the day before the feast of the Cross, when Caravaca becomes the capital of joy, beauty and festive participation. The horses of the Wine begin at dawn with the washing and harnessing of the horse, in more than forty different places of the city. Few spectators, most related to the clubs or family, have the privilege of attending the ceremony.

The parade of the Caballos del Vino begins at 8 in the morning and part of the Plaza Nueva and Plaza del Arco, where previously the Peñas and Moro and Cristiano bands have been concentrated, which precede the multiple horses that take part in the same .

The Wine Horses, together with Moors and Christians, form the Caravaca de la Cruz Festivals held every year from the 1st to the 5th of May in honor of the patron saint of the town, Stma. And Vera Cruz de Caravaca.

Enjoy your visit to Caravaca de la Cruz to visit the “Caballo del Vino” Museum – impressive

Referencias: Cuando Pasa, Murcia Turística, Caballos del Vino, Casa-Museo Caballos del Vino

Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’: Cieza

Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’ in Cieza

Fiestas del EscudoThe weekend of 28 to 30 April is celebrated in Cieza The Shield Festival “LA INVASIÓN” (Fiestas del Escudo ,’La Invasión’).
These celebrations, of historical character, are inspired by the events that took place in Cieza on April 6, 1477, when Nazi troops from Granada attacked and burned the village, constituting the germ of the origin of the Cieza shield motto: “For passing the bridge They gave us death “.
This event is currently commemorated with a very young festival, as it began to be celebrated a decade ago.
This is the event that is most impregnated in the collective imaginary Ciezano, and that has been transmitted orally from generation to generation.
This historical fact has marked the history of Cieza and the proof of this is that its inhabitants shaped it four centuries ago in the motto of the shield of the town, and already in the modern era it is commemorated with the Fiestas del Escudo “The Invasion”.
In addition, it survived in the collective imaginary ciezano becoming the only event that is known by practically all of its inhabitants, magnifying itself epically with legends like La Muda.

Ref: Region de Murcia digital, Crónicas de Siyâsa, La Verdad


Murcia Festival 3 Cultures

Murcia Festival 3 Cultures from 12 to 27 May.

Murcia Festival 3 CulturesThe Murcia Festival 3 Cultures (Murcia 3 culturas) celebrates its 18 years with music from different continents and a tribute to Alfonso X.
Music, exhibitions, theater, conferences, literature, cinema and dance will flood some twenty plazas and public spaces of the city from May 12 to 27.
“Cultural reference of the Mediterranean”

The Heartbeats of Alfonso X 

The concert ‘The heart of Alfonso X’ by Eduardo Paniagua will be the finishing touch of the 750th anniversary of the medieval antecedent of the Town Hall.

More details on the web of “the Concejalia de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Murcia”

Murcia Festival 3 Cultures

Fiestas de San Isidro 2017 – YECLA

Fiestas de San Isidro 2017 – YECLA

From April 29 to May 20, the “Fiestas de San Isidro Yecla 2017” take place.

Fiestas de San IsidroThe patron festivals tell the story of his people in a municipality. Therefore, you need to know the “Fiestas de Yecla” to meet the “Yeclanos” and what makes them different. In this section, we want to tell you briefly what they are, from the most relevant personality to the lesser known.

The origin of these fiestas back to the second half of the nineteenth century, when the discovery of San Isidro pit .

En los años 1940 celebration grows with the arrival of an image of this santo that is located in “The Basílica de la Purísima”.

Shortly afterwards the Gran Cabalgata de Carrozas begins to be celebrated, which over the years is transformed into the central act of these celebrations.

At present, the work of the Peñas and the Yecla Festival Committee has made it possible to reach the highest known levels of participation.

Below you can see a first draft of the program that we will be updating these days.


HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia and SPRING Festivities in Murcia

HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia

07/04/17 – During Holly Week    Procession with Image of Virgen de la Caridad in Cartagena

07/04/17 – 16/04/17       Holy Week – Semana Santa – YOU CAN’T MISS IT – CARTAGENA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

07/04/17 – 16/04/17       Holy Week – Semana Santa – MURCIA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

07/04/17 – 16/04/17      Holy Week – Semana Santa – LORCA    
Festivity of International Tourist Interest



15/04/17             23/04/17            Bando de la Huerta  (18th of April) y Encierro de la Sardina (22/04/2017)               
Festivity of International Tourist Interest since 2006

In the year 1851 it is the first version of this event. The side of the orchard is a celebration in honor of the garden. The defile is animated with numerous chariots decorated by the “peñas”. In addition, the “peñas” have “barracks” where you can appreciate traditional dishes from the region of Murcia.

Click here to see the full program

 Some more events are already scheduled for this first quarter of the year. You may have a look at our calendar of events and we recomand the programs of the auditorium of Murcia and Cartagena and their programs of Conciertos, Grand Orquestras, Zarzuelas (French equivalent to comic opera) that you can find in our blog.



BANDO de la HUERTA 2017The Bando de la Huerta 2017 is the name given to the parade.

It takes place Tuesday 18th of April. The Spring Festival, held the week after Easter 15th to 23rd of april.

The parade consists of bands, giants, dance groups and chariots pulled by tractors, in which typical elements of the rural area of Murcia is.

Since these floats, people dressed in period costume own food spread the cuisine of the region, such as black pudding, sausages, hot dogs or beans and beverages such as wine or beer.

You can also taste typical dishes such as: michirones, pipirrana or zarangollo, without forgetting the typical Paparajotes in the barracks scattered in various places of the city.

Consequently, the name of Bando de la Huerta is also used to refer to that Tuesday in the parade, referring thus to the general conclusion that that day makes throughout the city.

It includes taking place a very high percentage of Murcia spend the day on the street dressed in costumes huertanos and vegetable garden.

Parks downtown are filled with young people who gather to “botelleo” allowed on this day.

The origin of this event seems to go back to 1851, year in which a young affluent agreed to organize with the intent to mock somewhat from the people of the garden.

Currently this original motivation has disappeared completely and the Bando has become quite the opposite: a celebration in honor of the garden and the traditions associated with it.

Fallas de Valencia 2017 – Festival of fireworks

Fallas de Valencia 2017 – 15 to 19 of March 2017

Fallas de Valencia 2017Fallas de Valencia 2017, a festival that runs from 15 to 19 March 2017.
But throughout the year many events and celebrations that occur are related to the Fallas of Valencia.
The fallas are also known as “Fiestas Josefinas (feast of Saint Joseph)” which will take place in honor of St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.
Fireworks called “mascletás” are the favorites of the Valencians. They take place between 1 and 19 March 2017 at 14:00 hours at the Town Hall Square of Valencia.
Unlike fireworks in search of visual stimulation, the “mascletás” aim to stimulate the body through rhythmic pirotecnic explosions called “masclets“. Some consider these noises as “music”.

More about the program of festivities that really starts 1st of march: Fallas of Valencia





Carnival of CARTAGENA

The Carnival of Cartagena starts the next 17th of february.

An opportunity to see all events that have been prepared for it like

  • Election of the “Reina infantil” 2017
  • Election of the “Reina y Pregón del Carnaval” 2017
  • Vermouth Dance
  • National Drag-Queen Contest of the “City of Cartagena”
  • XV Regional Contest Chirigotas “City of Cartagena”
  • Carnival Parade
  • Etc.

Complete program




 The South Carolina Gospel Chorale is a sample vibrating of the moving soul traditional and the gospel modern.
Wayne Raveell and The South Carolina Gospel Choralemakes every performance an unforgettable journey through the history of Gospel music, spirituals of African American slaves until the current sounds of the Sunday masses.
They can recall the spiritual cantandos in plantations, or make a sense tribute to Thomas Dorsey, the father of the modern gospel.
14 December 2016 – 21.00 h – Teatro Circo de Murcia