Detail of the main facade of the cathedral of Murcia.
Baroque facade is one of exceptional beauty and monumentality unique. East to West, was projected as a stone altar at the open square of the Town as commissioning and the Cardinal Belluga performed Jaime Bort. Is entirely devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, head of the temple, she also appeared in countless effigies of saints and martyrs linked to the Diocese of Cartagena, many of them were done by the French and imaging Dupar Antonio. It has three doors: two sides (the San Jose Hall and the San Juan ) and the central Puerta del Perdón (door of forgiveness) call (which can be opened with great solemnity of the occasion). (source: wikipedia).
This is undoubtedly a great contrast. The modernity of the Manterola bridge, and the history of what endures: the Cathedral of Murcia. The river, the Segura. The river that joins the two parts of the city.
As the month of May (ten years) is held in Murcia the festival 'Murcia Tres Culturas'. It is a festival of tolerance.
Murcia hosts a large party of tolerance. Streets, corners and squares become venues open to the arts of the world to talk of peace and respect among peoples.
Artists and groups from five continents, countries like Israel, Mongolia, Tunisia, China, Vietnam, Japan, Iraq, Spain, France, Madagascar Morocco, Czech Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica, Portugal, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia , Macedonia, India, Turkey, and Korea Newzealand one-year flood with his art in the city this happy meeting of cultures.
Murcia Three Cultures Festival is more than music and dance. There is also a programmed film series, a college course, seminars, exhibitions and theatrical performances that supplement and enrich the programming of this event that seeks to bring people together. (Source: Official website of the festival)
Click here to view the programming of the festival (PDF).
The cultural center of Las Claras CajaMurcia home until next May 24 shows the 'Paris 100 years ago', an exhibition of the prestigious Oscar Ghez tour that allows the complex artistic revolution that takes place in Paris between the late nineteenth century and the period interwar, with more than 70 works by artists such as Degas, Renoir, Caillebotte, Steinlen, Utrillo, Valadon, Van Dongen, Foujita, Kislinger, Chagall, Picabia, Picasso, Sunyer and Mary Blanchard.
The works come from the Petit Palais in Geneva, an old mansion that the entrepreneur Oscar Ghez purchased and rehabilitated in 1965 to house, preserve and disseminate his own collection.
Oscar Ghez collection was born from the idea of bringing together works created in the strip of time between 1880 and 1930, beginning with the painters of the 'Belle Époque', especially with the work of those who moved to Montmartre and the continued the acquisition of neo-Impressionist and post-neo, fauvistas and artists of Montparnasse. (Source: eleconomista.es and laverdad.es).
The exhibition echoes of classicism, which was displayed in the room Belluga of Cajamurcia until May 17, showed a total of 40 pieces and sketches of work performed by the silversmiths of the Royal Silver Workshop, founded in the reign of the Carlos III years 1778 and 1868.
This room is located next to the Bishop's Palace and in front of the Cathedral in the Cardinal Belluga Square.
If you want to see some of the exhibits, click here.
Yesterday, May 17, was the International Day Against Homophobia. In Murcia, the collective Colega was visible, so Murcian rely on their reality. The theme this year is: By eliminating the crime of homosexuality in the world. This date commemorates the day that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses: May 17, 1990.
Yesterday was also the International Day for the Internet.
Currently, and until the end of May, there is an exhibition of sculptures on the streets of Cristobal Gabarrón (see small photo and click on the photo for more detail). The sculptures are an interpretation of the towers of the Alhambra monument heritage of humanity which is in Granada. The exhibition is located in the most visited sites in the city: Santo Domingo Square, Trapería street, Cross Square, sculptor Salzillo Street, Cardenal Belluga Square(Cathedral Square) and Glorieta de España (opposite City Hall). In the coming days I'll show some of these sculptures. In anticipation, the poster with all of them.
Last Sunday was closed on SICARM 2009. An exhibition about the information society. The exhibition was open from May 7 (the last Thursday). The exhibition takes place on the promenade Alfonso X "El Sabio. In the foreground, the mascot of SICARM: GÜIFI (read it as wifi). In place of the photo, the children were invited to enter in a computer, so they could know how it is inside a computer. SICARM, Information Society of Autonomous Community of Murcia, is a set of technological events that have been held on an annual basis in Murcia since 2001, these events are analyzed and experience new technologies from various perspectives and presenting the latest developments in the field of Informatics and Telecommunications. The goal of SICARM is to help an effective incorporation of Murcia on the Information Society by raising awareness technologies and services.
From the statue of King Alfonso X "the Wise "can be seen throughout the passage that bears his name.
This place has been a place of reunion and tour. Since the late nineteenth century until the 60s of the twentieth century, this trip was known as the "tontódromo" ("sillydromun")(Murcian many still called it that way) because it was the place where young women on the one hand and Men on the other, they would know, holding hands, and always supervised by an adult. They were strolling up and down this boulevard.
Alfonso X "the Wise" was one of the most important monarchs of the medieval Christian Spain. Son of Ferdinand III (of unifying the kingdoms of Castilla and Leon), his reign was developed since 1252 until his death in 1284.
In this Castilian monarch highlighted two main aspects: its contribution to the formation of culture and contemporary European legislation and its implementation thereof determined in our land.
Laid the foundations of society Murcian current, and was the Spanish monarch with the link to Murcia.
His relationship with this area began in 1243, when the then Prince Don Alfonso led the Spanish army in its occupation of the Muslim kingdom of Murcia. (Source: regmurcia.com)
This statue is located on avenue of Alfonso X El Sabio since 2005 or 2006.
In the Cathedral of Murcia are the remains of the heart and bowels of the King Sabio, by his wish, as Murcia has always been loyal to the king.
I love coming to this beach. Brings me many memories of my childhood.
Since I was 5 years old I have been coming to this coast. At that time, we were very few people came to this place. Now, in summer it's hard to find a place to bathe. But the rest of the year, is a pleasure to come to see the beach.
Already the first of May? As they say in Spain: "The bull had caught me." And I have not done a good photo theme for this day. The shadow of myself. Today is the day of workers, and in Spain, as in most parts of the world, today is a holiday not work. Happy Theme Day.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...