The Guardia Civil (Civil Guard) is a Spanish armed military institution under the Ministry of Interior and Defense, compliant, among other, it developes security features.
Founded in 1844, among its competencies are the protection of public safety in towns of less than 20,000 inhabitants, the rest of the national territory and territorial sea, investigation and combating organized crime, terrorism, illegal immigration, crimes against nature, among others.
Since 1992, they offer maritime service in Spanish territorial waters and exceptions, outside territorial waters. (Source: wikipedia and Guardia Civil oficial website)
The Nao Victoria has visited Region of Murcia in recent days (till February 28th). In the port of Cartagena we have the opportunity to climb to the replica of the first ship that went around the world nearly 500 years ago (1519-1522).
This Nao Victoria, was built of wood in 1991, also went around the world (2004-2006).
Image: Back of the building of the Economic and Social Council of the Region of Murcia.
It is the official advisory body of the Government of the Region of Murcia in socio-economic and labor issues, and is the channel of participation of Murcia in the planning and implementation of economic policy of the Community social and economic agents.
It was created by Law 3/1993, of July 16.
It is headquartered in the city of Murcia.
Suddenly, winter has arrived. We were at 24°C last week, and now, suddenly, 9°C.
And if you're on the street, nothing better than a hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot tea. I went through the door of this cafe - pastry, and I had to go into. A very nice local design, and a spectacular presentation of sweets and cakes. Its name: Kuss, in Cartagena, Region of Murcia.
It is becoming fashionable canoeing on the Segura river.
The last time there was a race of canoeing at Murcia was in 1981. After that date, due to uncontrolled industrial discharges, ceased to be navigable, and even no longer visited by odors. Until the late 90s, it was not taken seriously clean up the river, and control releases (it was mythical a question in Trivial Pursuit in the 80s: "What dirty river, passing through Murcia?").
Now, fishing competitions are made, and next weekend, 20 and 21 February will be held the I Race City of Murcia, which have registered five hundred canoeists.
Since 2014, a buses company has a touristic bus at Murcia city: Murcia City Tour. How they say at its website: "Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the double-decker bus with open roof. Discover Murcia from a different perspective!"
Image: this bus was at Carnival parade of Cabezo de Torres. "Tourist people" fo down from the bus to take photos of that site.
This Theme Day was selected by Merisi. She is at Viena. This cafe is located between Romea Theater square, and Santo Domingo square, near the Arc of Santo Domingo, is there since the 80s. In 2011, it was an impressive reform. It's a good place for coffee, tapas. I recommend visiting it, at least for its architecture (designed by an acquaintance of mine). Here you can see photos inside. Click here to view thumbnails of all participants.
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 ...