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Cartagena celebrates the first ever beach wedding

20 NOVEMBER 2022

The mayoress of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, had the honor of officiating the first wedding held on a beach outside the summer season, after approving the ordinance that regulates the use of beaches in the municipality of Cartagena. The happy couple, Domingo and Sofía have been the first people to contract a civil marriage on the beach outside the summer season, in an intimate ceremony which was held on the Levante beach in Cabo de Palos. The new ordinance for the use and enjoyment of the beaches and facilities was definitively approved in July and allows the possibility of celebrating weddings and events of interest on any of the 16 beaches in La Manga, Mar Menor, La Azohía and Cala Cortina This has also had a significant positive impact on the economy of the tourism sector.

Ayuntamineto Cartagena

New high speed AVE service from Murcia to Madrid

20 DECEMBER 2022

The brand new Murcia to Madrid AVE is now in service, with a high speed connection between Murcia and Madrid from 2 hours and 45 minutes. The four trains, 2 in each direction, start at the Murcia del Carmen station and end at the Madrid Chamartín Clara Campoamor station with intermediate stops in Orihuela and Elche. King Felipe VI presented the inauguration at the Madrid station in the company of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, the President of Murcia, Fernando López Miras and the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig. Renfe will use the S-112 model for the Madrid-Murcia AVE service, one of the most technologically advanced trains, with 12 cars, 353 seats, and disabled access throughout. Travelling at a maximum speed of 300 kilometers, the seats are very comfortable, with footrests, an individual light and a folding table.

Costa Calida Scene

The 12th Chanukia lighting in the Synagogue of Lorca

19 DECEMBER 2022

The lighting of the new Chanukia was carried out by a representative of the Jewish community of Malaga and the Rabbi of Alicante, followed by a concert "La Luz de Sefarad" by the Séfora group and a tasting of the traditional sufganiots made by the Federation of Women's Organizations of Lorca. Francisco Morales indicated that this festival commemoration aims to transmit our Sephardic legacy and publicize this tradition of the Jewish religion, which was historically celebrated in the Middle Ages in the Synagogue located in the Jewish quarter of the castle of Lorca.

Ayuntamiento Lorca