De La Manga, Km 12 - Zona Puerto Deportivo S/N, La Manga, Cartagena, 30380, Spain
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Fresh tuna !
Mercado Santa Florentina.
They have red tuna and albacore of various sizes. Everything is always very very fresh. In other places of the market, they sell smoked tuna that is delicious as very thin slices, with bread and a little butter.
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if you are in Cartagena by JULY don't miss LA MAR DE MUSICAS a music festival every year is dedicated to one country although there are musics from all over the world in a opened-air theater from where you can see the mediterranean and all the city also the old roman theater
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In Portugal we use to say that "one image speaks more than 1000 words". Having that in mind, and more than 1000 pictures to post, I decided to change my behaviour, posting the pictures as soon as they are ready, and adding the comments later.
Don't get mad on me - I'm glad to share my pictures with you, and the comments will be added soon.
Submarine of Isaac Peral
The hull of the submarine designed and constructed by Isaac Peral is permanently exposed at the quay Alfonso XII, in the seafront.
Isaac Peral (Cartagena, 1 June 1851 – Berlin, 22 May 1895) was a Spanish scientist, sailor and inventor. He invented a submarine for military use, being pioneer in the design of the hull, control systems and air systems. The Peral submarine was built in 1884. After some trials, the submarine was launched on 8th September 1888. It was 22 m, with a beam of 2.87 m and a draught of 2.76 m. It was able to displace 77 tonnes surfaced and 85 tonnes submerged. It could navigate ate 7.8 kn surfaced and 3 kn submerged. For the propulsion it was provided with two electric motors, 22 kW (30 hp) each. The energy was supplied by a battery of 613 elements. It had a torpedo launcher, three Schwarzkopf torpedoes, periscope and a sophisticated “apparatus of depth” which allowed the submarine to navigate submerged at the depth desired by the commandant, as well as the mechanisms required to navigate submerged towards the prefixed course. It was able to fire torpedoes under water while maintaining full propulsive power and control.
Calle Mayor, the main street of Cartagena, is narrow and pedestrian and filled with restaurants and cafes. Don't forget to look up...some of the buildings are quite ecclectic and colourful. My favourite was this deep red and pink one, now the Cafe de Indias...unfortunately all the best tables were gone, and anyway there was some construction work going on just next door, so we carried on to the Cafe di Roma up the road for a streetside coffee.
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