Cartagena and Youth space

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Cartagena and Youth space

The city of Cartagena is the second largest city in the region of Murcia, its history is lost in time, founded in the year 227 BCE by the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal, lives the Roman period as the protagonist, then goes under Muslim domination until the reconquest of Alfonso X el Sabio .Cartagena recovered its former importance during the 18th Century. As a result of a great constructive and merchant activity was responsible for attracting large numbers of new inhabitants that quickly led the population to grow from 10,000 to 50,000.

Cartagena faced the Second Spanish Republic and the Spanish Civil War immersed in a new economic crisis, which was the result of the mining crisis produced towards the end of the 1920s. During the Civil War, the city became one of the most important strong holds of the Republican Government and, together with Alicante, was the last city to surrender to the troops of General Franco.

Today is a very interesting city , the presence of the University and the natural beauty makes it a very popular tourist destination….The Roman Theatre, the beaches… Cartagena also offers much in terms of festivals, such as the Jazz Festival, the cinema and the Easter week is very famous between the visitors. In these years Cartagena is breathing the fresh air of a city that is maturing and growing in many points of view.

For example , here in Cartagena you can find Espacio Joven , a space for the young people of the city. In this public space there is the heart of the activities organized for all needs and trained staff answers all the doubts and creates events to increase youth participation.

Youth space activities don’t stop there. They are always active at least eight other projects that complement each other, coordinate, organize other activities throughout the city, covering many topics such as cultural differences, environment, Europe, service “Share an apartment”, youth tourism and Implica2. There are always many things to do in Cartagena …you can’t get bored!

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