Wednesday, 11 January 2017

GUIDED WALKS IN ENGLISH IN MAZARRÓN IN JANUARY

The Council of Tourism of the City of Mazarrón offers two new routes for January with an English speaking Guide, giving you the opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of the Bay of Mazarrón. 

The first of them will take place next Saturday, January 14th. It will be a hiking route between Isla Plana and Cabo Tiñoso and has  40 places available

The second of the guided tours will be held on January 28. With the title “Paseos con Historia por Puerto de Mazarrón” (History Walks in Puerto de Mazarron), it will include a visit to the Centro de Interpretación del Barco Fenicio, la Casa Roma de la calle La Era, el Museo Arqueológico-Factoría Romana de Salazones  (Centre of Interpretation of the Phoenician Boat, the Roman House and the Archaeological Museum-Roman Factory of Saltworks). There is also the option to climb to Cabezo del Faro y al Sagrado Corazó (Lighthouse and the Sacred Heart). This walk also has 40 places available


The registration deadline was opened on Monday, January 9, and the applications can be formalized in person at the Tourist Office of Puerto de Mazarrón, by calling 968 59 44 26 or online www.visitamazarron.es

FIESTA - LAS BALSICAS - 13-15 JANUARY

The hamlet of Las Balsicas is celebrating its Patron Saint festivities next weekend. The festivities, scheduled for mid-December, were postponed by the rainy season and will now take place from January 13 to 15 when the Mazarron people enjoy celebrations that have a wide popularity and follow a tradition of more than two centuries.

On Friday, January 13, at 9pm, Cristóbal García Pérez will give the proclamation of the holidays. This is followed by a musical bingo at 10pm with free chocolate and cake for all attendees. At 10.30pm, the band Las Balsicas will perform.

On Saturday January 14, at 9.30am, sees the procession, held in honour of the Patrona con Cante de Pascua. At 1pm, it´s time for their Migas Contest. The Festival Committee will provide the flour and the oil to the participants and there will be a prize for the one judged the best. At 4pm, children's games, inflatable castles and men's and women's caliche championship. At 6.30pm, a dance performance by the School of Juan Antonio Iglesias. And at 10:30pm, it will be the turn of a performance of the crew of Paretón. There will be musical bingo and piñata, whose winner will be presented with a dinner for two in a restaurant in Puerto de Mazarrón.

On Sunday, December 18, at 10:30am, the exhibition of classic motorcycles will open with participation from the Classical Vehicle Association of Mazarrón. At 1.30pm, Mass takes place followed by the traditional "braying" by Bartolo El Tabillla and Paco El Ministro.

Las Balsicas "bray" follow a tradition of more than two centuries of history and have their origin in the construction of the small hermitage in honour of the Purísima Concepción. It was then, when the donkeys, which were the main elements of transport, had to raise the materials to the top of the hill where the hermitage was. Everyone ended up exhausted except one, who, according to neighbourhood testimonies, romped and brayed non-stop. The young people gathered there laughing at the animal's attitude and began to imitate him. The anecdote was remembered year after year to become a popular celebration.

The brawler, wearing a hat with coloured ribbons, chooses an audience member and simulates his grooming with a large comb, a horseshoe, barbs and hammer. Good humour and understanding, always within the logical festive context, reign during a day of fun


At 3pm, will be a giant paella for all attendees and musical bingo, followed at 6pm with a performance from David Andreu. At 11pm, fireworks close the fiesta

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

THREE KINGS PROCESSION - MAZARRÒN AND PUERTO DE MAZARRÒN

The Three Kings from the East will arrive by boat this Thursday in Puerto de Mazarrón. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar are already on their way and their arrival at the fishing pier is expected at around 4:00 p.m. on January 5. Their Majesties will climb aboard a chariot to start the expected cavalcade that will cross the main streets, first in Puerto de Mazarrón and later in Mazarrón. 

They will be accompanied by a parade that will include scenes of the Birth, of Shepherds and Chestnut Trees, and will also include performances from the dance schools Antonio Jara, Juan Antonio Iglesias and De Rosa. A group of riders will close the parade in Mazarrón. In Port of Mazarrón, their Majesties will visit the Church of San José where they will adore the Child.

During the tour the Three Kings will not throw gifts as previous years. They will have a gift for each child, at the end of the procession, in the Plaza de Abastos of Puerto de Mazarrón, at around 5.30pm and in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón, at 8:30 p.m.

In Puerto de Mazarrón, the itinerary will be the following: Muelle Pesquero, Plaza del Mar, Calle Hernán Cortés, Calle Mayor, Calle González Ballesta, Avenida Doctor Meca and finishing at Plaza de Abastos, where the delivery of gifts takes place

In Mazarrón their Majesties will visit the Residencia de Ancianos La Purísima. From there, around 7:00pm,  the journey starts  from Calle Filomeno Hostench towards Avenida de la Constitución to the top of the street close to Universidad Popular heading towards Plaza del Convento. The delivery of gifts will take place in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

At the end of the procession in Mazarrón, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, a draw will take place  among participants who have filled out the passport of the Ruta de los Belones, that was organized by the Department of Culture.


 On January 6, at 11:30am, in the Plaza Juan Pablo II, sees Auto de Reyes Magos and at midday, in the Church of Cañada de Gallego, Mass with Cuadrillas takes place

Friday, 16 December 2016

MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE FOR WEATHER CONDITIONS IN MAZARRÓN

The Municipality of Mazarrón has activated the Municipal Emergency Plan in its preemergence phase due to the rainy season and coastal phenomena affecting the coast and the interior of the municipality. This situation is activated between 06:00 on Saturday December 17 and 00:00 on Sunday December 18. The City Council joins the Inunmur Plan activated by the Dirección General de Seguridad Ciudadana y Emergencias.

The Municipal Emergency Services advise not to cross roads or areas with danger of flood. And in any emergency situation contact 112.

La Agencia Estatal de Meteorología  (AEMET) has established for this Saturday, December 17, an orange warning due to coastal phenomena in the coastal zone of the Campo de Cartagena and Mazarrón where ranges of force 8 from the northeast and waves of up to 4 metres are expected. The notice will remain active until 00:00 hours on Sunday, December 18. Also yellow warning by wind is established with maximum gusts of 70 km / h between 09:00 and 18:00 hours of Saturday 17 December and for rains with cumulative precipitation in 12 hours of 60 litres per square metre


The regional service of 112 reminds everyone of the advice that is provided to the public in cases of orange warning by coastal phenomena in order to avoid accidents: Do not go sailing and be careful with the moorings of boats, away from piers that can be affected by waves generated by the intensity of strong winds, and avoid the parking of vehicles in compromised areas 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

18 DECEMBER - MAZARRÓN - CHILDRENS PARTY

Organized by the Local Board of AECC with the presence of the “Patrulla Canina” (Dog Patrol), Christmas workshops and many surprises are taking place on 18 December, with proceeds benefiting child oncology services.

The fiesta named "Pide un Deseo" will start at 4:00 pm in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in a marquee that will house the musical "Marshall", the famous member of the Patrulla Canina, whose members will visit the children of Mazarrón bringing illusion and fantasy with Christmas workshops and preparation of decorations, that will later appear on the tree at Plaza Juan Paredes, with the help of 20 monitors.

Dougnuts, chestnuts, cookies and many other surprises are in store including a visit from Santa Claus, according to the President of the Local Board of the AECC.

Entrance is 5 euros and tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office, on the ground floor of the Town Hall and in collaborating establishments.


Alicia Jiménez, Mayor of Mazarrón,  encouraged all the residents of Mazarrón to show their solidarity again, as in previous occasions, more so this time, bearing in mind the good cause is for child patients of oncology.

MAGIC OF MAZARRÓN - CHILDRENS WORKSHOPS

23 - 30 December

9.30am- 1.30pm

Workshops in cookery, dance and theatre, games and magic

(Registration by 16 December)

55€


WALK - DISCOVERING MORATALLA - 18 DECEMBER

The December walk is around 6km and will take 4 hours and includes approximately an hour and a half at Almazara tasting olive oil at the oil mill.

Meeting point is at the Tourist Office, departing for the walk at 8am.


Recommendations are mountain boots, long trousers, fleece (or raincoat), backpack , lunch and a drink, hat or cap, gloves, sunscreen, camera, binoculars and if possible trekking or nordic walking poles