Colegio Santa Joaquina de Vedruna, Cartagena, Spain

Tabarca

Last year we went on a trip with the school to Tabarca, a little island located in the Mediterranean Sea near Alicante.

We left school at 8:00 a.m and we all were very excited. At 10:00 a.m. we arrived at Santa Pola, a little village in Alicante, where some tourist guides were waiting for us. From there we all got on a boat to Tabarca. The boat was quite special because it had submarine vision and during the trip stopped  from time to time so that we could see and enjoy the seabed.

When we arrived there we all were a little bit tired and as it was too hot, we decided to go for a swim and sunbathe on the beach for a short time. While we were enjoying the sun, some of our colleagues were playing on the beach with a ball.

Before eating we visited Tabarca´s old village and the guides explained us a lot of interesting things about it´s history. We saw the church, the Town Hall, the Lighthouse, and more beautiful places.

After that, we ate in the main square of the village and later on our teachers and guides allowed us to go shopping for a short time. When we finished shopping we went to the beach to enjoy the sea only for a very short time as we had to get dry clothes and be on the boat by 6:00 p.m. By this time we were very tired, but it was worth it.

When we arrived to Santa Pola we said good bye to our guides and we got on the bus to Cartagena. Some of us fell asleep because the journey was long and we all were exhausted.

We arrived at our school at 9:00 p.m and from there everybody went to their home. We had a wonderful experience that day!

By:

-Pilar Esteban Flores, -Margarita López Iñesta, -Silvia Romero Carrión, 3rd of CSO.

Madrid

Hi, we’re Elena Sánchez, Marta García Villar, Raquel Francés y Marta  García Antelo, we are in 3rd. Course CSE in class D.

Last summer we went to Madrid in train together. We stayed in an hotel near Gran Vía Ave.

All the mornings, we had breakfast in Starbucks Cafe. It was hot so, we always drank a chocolate frappé.

After, we went shopping and we bought a lot of clothes in Princesa, Gran Via Ave, Paseo de la Castellana… Our favourite shops in Madrid were Abercrombie and Vans.

Then, we went, in underground, to Hard Rock Café to have lunch. In the afternoon, we went to some concerts in ‘Rock in Rio’. It was

amazing! At night, we went to have dinner in Vips. Suddenly, we saw Maxi Iglesias. He was very nice. He let us take photos with him.

Two days later, we came back to Cartagena.

madridatnight

Hi, we live in Cartagena, España. Cartagena is not very large but is very well, there are many museums and the last they have made is the National Museum of subaquatic archaeology, called arquà. Last year it was inaugurated at the Batel, where the is the new Auditorium, and have come many singers, such as Pablo Alborán, Dani Martin…About 5 years ago the Roman Theatre was re-opened, being one of the most surprising discoveries of archaeology of the city.

Cartagena is a port city, has two lighthouses known as the Green lighthouse and the Red lighthouse.Come many cruises with foreigners to discover the city.3

We also have the Arsenal that is in calle Real, it is an establishment in which ships are built and repaired.ARSENAL

In Cartagena there are ver well-known streets that are placed at the Center of the city, the main street being the principal, where there is the Church of Santo Domingo.

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Then we find the plaza of the Icue, called so because there is a fountain with a child holding a boqueron and because the calle del Carmen, in which is located the Church of Carmen. they are the main streets of the city centre.ICUE

This is the flag of Cartagena port city: FLAG

Bego Murcia López, Angeles Albaladejo, Cristina Blasco, Maria Isabel Pedrero, Maria del Mar Perez, 3rd. B CSE

Roman Theatre

 ROMAN THEATRE 5ROMAN THEATRE 6

  • The Roman Theatre of Cartagena is from the roman era , built between 5 and 1 B.c in “Carthago Nova”. It had capacity for about 6.000 spectators. It was in use until century III; In 1998 was discovered. In 1999 was declared “Bien de Interés Cultural”

ROMAN THEATRE 1

Construction

  • The theatre was built in the time of the emperor Augusto. The city already had an amphitheatre. The theatre was dedicated to Lucio and Cayo Cesar (princes and grandchildren of Octavio Augusto).

  • The theatre was built with many materials: Limestone, marble, sandstone,…the columns of travertine red attract your attention.

Capacity

  • The theatre has a capacity of 6.000 viewers, being the largest of Hispania.This dag into rock, on the hillside

ROMAN THEATRE 2

  • It was filmed in the theatre “The spark of life” being the director Alex de la Iglesia.

ROMAN THEATRE 3

ROMAN THEATRE 4

By: Ignacio Jauedenes, Ana Mª Pagan, Maria Garcia, MºAngel Catejon, 3rd. A CSE

CARTAGENA

Hello and welcome to Cartagena, a Mediterranean port in the southeast of Spain.

It has a history of over 2000 years, beginning as an important Phoenician port. It has a very tumultuous history, with many battles for its conquest being related in the historic documents. The most famous are the Punic wars, between the Phoenicians and the Romans.

Nowadays is a peaceful city with kind and welcoming people, always ready to receive the tourists off all ages.

It has a lot of museums, monuments and all type of cultural places.

It’s a very touristic city, accessible by foot, with a lot of museums, monuments and cultural sites.

Cartagena is an important touristic point for foreigners because almost 100 cruise ships have a stop in the city’s port each year.

It is also a very important city for the marine world as it has a very prominent naval station and you can see a lot of military ships and submarines docked in the military port.

The port of Cartagena is very big and has 400 docking stations for all kinds of boats. 1The city hall of Cartagena is a very old edifice restored in 2007, it is made of white marble, and the entire outer is decorated with emblems of the city. town hall 2

One of the most important touristic point is the Roman Theatre which was discovered in1988 and in 1999 was declared a monument of culture of great importance. It is one of the largest roman theatres in Europe. Apart from the theatre there is also the Museum, where one can see and learn about all the history of the theatre.

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The Military Arsenal of Cartagena is a naval base of great importance in the Spanish Levante, built with the intention of developing naval policy of Felipe V.

ARSENAL

There are a lot of museums in the city.

The ARQUA museum, which is the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, is a new and unique museum in the region. It was created to explain the underwater heritage of the Mediterranean sea.

 arqua

Another important museum is the Archaeology Museum, which displays many important and priceless sculptures from the Roman time. Apart from the Roman Theatre and the Archaeology Museum, there are a lot of places that informs us about the Roman period in the city of Cartagena: House of Fortune, the Augusteum, the Decumanus.

archaelogical museum

The rest of the museums that you can visit are MURAM, the regional museum of modern art, Naval Museum, Military Museum.

There are many statues of sailors in the streets of downtown Cartagena.

Also there is a statue of Carmen Conde. She was a very famous writer of the 20th century, besides being the first female academic of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language.

The inventor of the first submarine is Isaac Peral, a scientist, marine and military from Cartagena. The Submarine invented by Isaac Peral is situated in the port of Cartagena. The submarine is known as “El Submarino Peral”.

isaac persal submarine

This is the Asamblea Regional of the Región de Murcia, regional government headquarters, located in the Paseo Alfonso XIII (Cartagena)

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By: -Pilar Esteban Flores, Margarita López Iñesta, Silvia Romero Carrión, 3rd. A CSE

CARTAGENA

MUSEUMS AND HISTORY OF CARTAGENA

escudo de cartagena

In 227 b.C. the Cartaghinian general Asdrubal founded Quart Hadast. In the second Punic War the Roman general Escipion conquered Cartagena in 209 and he putted Carthago Nova.

Between the years 1 and 5 b.C. Cesar Augusto ordered the construction of the roman theater was hidden by other pathfinders. In 1988 it was discovered by a collapse.

 1In 461 the emperor Mayorano conquered Cartagena.

After the fall of the Whesten Roman Empire in 550 Justiniano I conquered it with the name of Cartago Spartia and Spania’s capital.

In the Modern Age Carlos I and Felipe II built fortifications like the Fuerte de Navidad.

Due to the development of mining in La Union, were built several palaces of the modernist style of Cartagena of the families owners of mines and a large city due to the enrichment of the city.blind tower

The architect that stands out most is Víctor Beltri.

The most ancient constructions, are today museums.

zapata houseZapata Home:

Around 1910

María Luisa Aranda, 3rd. A CSE

Hello and welcome to Cartagena, a Mediterranean port in the southeast of Spain.

Cartagena is a Spanish town and municipality located along the Mediterranean Sea in the autonomous community of Murcia by the Mediterranean Sea.
The city of Cartagena was founded as Qart Hadasht by the Carthaginian Hasdrubal the Handsome in the year 227. C.
From the late nineteenth and twentieth century, Cartagena’s economy was based on the exploitation of lead, silver and zinc mining in the mountains. It has a history of over 2000 years, beginning as an important Phoenician port. It has a very tumultuous history, with many battles for its conquest being related in the historic documents. The most famous are the Punic wars, between the Phoenicians and the Romans.

Geography

Its district covers an area of 558.3 km ².

DEMOGRAPHY
According to the council, to January 1, 2012, the municipality of Cartagena has a population of 217,998 inhabitants (110,032 men and 107,966 women) .
According to the National Institute for Statistics (INE) 2007, 12.75% of the inhabitants of Cartagena were foreigner. According to information from the census of population, immigration comes from:
Morocco: 13,766
Ecuador: 4012
UK: 3399

Field of Cartagena

Around the city lies a vast plain bounded to the north and west, and south and southwest by coastal mountains.
The dominant materials are of metamorphic and sedimentary both.

Climate

The average annual temperature is around 20 ° C. The coldest month is January with an average of 12 ° C. In August, the hottest month, the average temperature is 28 ° C.

Festivities

Carthaginians and Romans recreationists is a festival held in the Spanish city of Cartagena during the second fortnight of September, and are declared of National Tourist Interest.
They are played by mass events historical events that occurred in the city during the Second Punic War. Events are remembered as the founding of the city by the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal the Handsome, the output of Hannibal to Rome or the great battle for the conquest of the city by the Roman general Scipio Africanus in 209 a. C. For 10 days are held several theatrical acts that take us back to the time to live from the wedding of General Hannibal Himilce Iberian princess, to the oracle of the goddess Tanit (Barca period), and even a Roman circus, with struggles gladiators and chariot races.

Easter: Declared of Tourist Interest Internacional.45 The oldest celebrations cartageneras and concentrating a larger number of visitors takes place every Easter during the ten days between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Easter week
As in most of Spain, the celebration of Easter is present every year in Cartagena by organizing processions. These range from the early morning of Good Friday, the feast of the patron saint of the city (the Virgin of Charity), until Easter Sunday along every day of Holy Week.
The Guild Board Easter cartagenera comprises four penitential brotherhoods: Marrajos, Californios, Resicitado and Socorro, having the first ones (Marrajos and Californios) specific day  street paredes (processions).
Easter in Cartagena was declared of International Tourist Interest in 2005.
The most prominent feature is the order of penitents who march to the drum in unison, walk and stop at once and remain static at stops. Along with the order, the flower, light or music are hallmarks of this Easter.

Carnival Cartagena: Declared of Regional Tourist Interest. Is held, as is traditional in the carnival of the Spanish territory in February.

Beaches

We can cite Cala Cortina, the Urrutias, La Manga, Los Nietos and Mar of Cristal.

Sports

Cartagena has several teams in national competitions. Among the most prominent is the Cartagena Football Club, who play in the Second Division, the Futsal Cartagena, in the National Indoor Football League.

Nowadays is a peaceful city with kind and welcoming people, always ready to receive the tourists off all ages.

It has a lot of museums, monuments and all type of cultural places.

It’s a very touristic city, accessible by foot, with a lot of museums, monuments and cultural sites.

Cartagena is an important touristic point for foreigners because almost 100 cruise ships have a stop in the city’s port each year.

It is also a very important city for the marine world as it has a very prominent naval station and you can see a lot of military ships and submarines docked in the military port.

The port of Cartagena is very big and has 400 docking stations for all kinds of boats.

The city hall of Cartagena is a very old edifice restored in 2007, it is made of white marble, and the entire outer is decorated with emblems of the city.

One of the most important touristic point is the Roman Theatre  which was discovered in1988 and in 1999 was declared a monument of culture of great importance. It is one of the largest roman theatres in Europe. Apart from the theatre there is also the Museum, where one can see and learn about all the history of the theatre.

The Military Arsenal of Cartagena is a naval base of great importance in the Spanish Levante, built with the intention of developing naval policy of Felipe V.

There are a lot of museums in the city.

The ARQUA museum, which is the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, is a new and unique museum in the region. It was created to explain the underwater heritage of the Mediterranean sea.

Another important museum is the Archaeology Museum, which displays many important and priceless sculptures from the Roman time. Apart from the Roman Theatre and the Archaeology Museum, there are a lot of places that informs us about the Roman period in the city ofCartagena: House of Fortune, the Augusteum, the Decumanus.

The rest of the museums that you can visit are MURAM, the regional museum of modern art, Naval Museum, Military Museum.

There are many statues of sailors in the streets of downtownCartagena, the most important are:

     

Also there is a statue of Carmen Conde. She was a very famous writer of the 20th century, besides being the first female academic of theRoyal Academy of the Spanish Language.

The inventor of the first submarine is Isaac Peral, a scientist, marine and military from Cartagena. The Submarine invented by Isaac Peral is situated in the port of Cartagena. The submarine is known as “El Submarino Peral”.

This is the Asamblea Regional of the Región de Murcia, regional government headquarters, located in the Paseo Alfonso XIII (Cartagena)


FAMOUS CARTAGENEROS
Isaac Peral (1851-1895), engineer, sailor and inventor who designed the electrically powered submarine.
Arturo Perez-Reverte (1951), novelist and journalist, member of the Royal Spanish Academy.
Asdrubal (270-221 a.), Carthaginian general, who founded Qart Hadasht in 227 a.C.
Anibal (247-183 BC.), Carthaginian general who left Cartagena in command of a large army in his attempt to conquer Rome.
Carmen Conde (1907-1996), writer, first woman in the Royal Spanish Academy and founder of the People’s University of Cartagena.
José Carlos Martínez (1969), dancer and choreographer who has been artistic director of the National Dance Company since December 2010

GASTRONOMY
The most popular courses of Cartagena are undoubtedly the cauldron, a milled rice prepared by fishermen rockfish, and michirones, a stew made with dried beans. Both can be found anywhere in the region.
Other typical courses are rice and rabbit, salted fish (dried fish) and desserts like syrup (sweet made with dried figs)
A typical drink from Cartagena is the Asianm whose ingredients are coffee, liqueur 43, brandy and condensed milk.

By:

-Pilar Esteban Flores, -Margarita López Iñesta -Silvia Romero Carrión -Juan Sanchez, Luis Pérez Aguirre,  Álvaro Fernández Gutiérrez, Juan Miguel Briones López, Tomás León Morales, 3ºCSE

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