Learning a language should not be limited solely to the classroom; it is also important to understand the social, cultural and historical contexts. At Funcarele, we want you to get a real feel for the city in which you are studying. To that end, we regularly update our calendar of extra-curricular activities, which include conversation classes, culture lessons, reading workshops, Spanish-language films, day trips, sports and guided visits, amongst others. What’s more, there are plenty of other activities organised by the University and the Town Hall for you to take part in.
Come along to one of our free conversation classes held every Wednesday from 16:00 to 17:00 in the café bar 470 La Glorieta (Plaza San Francisco). Each session is overseen by one of our teachers and presents a fantastic opportunity to get in some speaking practice in a relaxed atmosphere, as well getting to know fellow students from our centre.
Vive España: free Spanish and Hispanic culture classes held every Friday from 18:00 to 19:00 in our centre. Taking in thousands of years of history, you’ll learn all about our most surprising traditions, the origin and celebration of our most popular holidays and our varied gastronomy. You’ll also discover the beauty of some of our most emblematic cities, the peculiarities of the Spanish character and much more, all in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Join us on our guided walks to learn all about the city, taking in the museums, hiking routes, the Literary Route, the Modernist Route, the Tapas Route and much more. With a huge number of activities to choose from, we offer you the chance to get to know every nook and cranny of the city and its surroundings, including the Military Arsenal, the Isaac Peral submarine, the Cartagena fish market, the Licor 43 Museum and Factory, the Mines of La Unión, the Circuito de Cartagena racetrack, boat trips around the bay of Cartagena, the Tentegorra adventure park, Cabo de Palos and La Manga del Mar Menor, as well as destinations further afield, such as Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Valencia and Granada. We also offer you chance to try your hand at a number of water sports, including kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, scuba diving and more.
T-LA: is a programme of alternative leisure activities organised by the town hall’s Youth Department. It features a huge range of educational, cultural and sporting activities, presenting the perfect opportunity to mix with Spanish people, whilst learning and having fun.
Sports: The UPCT Sport Centre offers users the chance to partake in a variety of sports including football, tennis and padel, as well as the use of its facilities and services, which include a gymnasium, monitored activities, a multipurpose court, swimming pool, physiotherapy and much more, all in the heart of the city. Our students receive a special discount. Get in shape today!
- January – Noche de Reyes, Fiestas de San Antón
- February – Carnival
- March – Entre cuerdas y metales classical music competition, Tapas rute, Asiático coffee rute,
- April – Semana Santa, Ruta de las fortalezas
- May – Las Cruces de Mayo, Noche de los museos
- June – San Juan, Velada flamenca en Santa Lucia
- July – La mar de músicas music festival
- August – El cante de las minas Flamenco festival, Festival de Habaneras, Lo Ferro Flamenco festival
- September – Romans and Carthaginians fiestas
- Romans and Carthaginians fiestas
- October – Medieval market
- November- Cartagena Jazz Festival
- December – Cinema Festival, Christmas