Set against a picturesque natural bay, this walled city is one of Spain's best-kept secrets, boasting a proud naval history that dates back for centuries. Visits its bars and shops, and or course, its fascinating ruins that encompass the rule of Carthaginians, Romans, Moors among others.
Roman Theatre of Carthago Nova
Discovered in 1987, the remains of this first-century Roman theater is one of Cartagena's most popular historical attractions as visitors tour the museum and travel back to the time of Emperor Augustus.
A temple dedicated to the patron saint of Cartagena, this church is one of the most intriguing religious sites in the city, boasting a spectacular dome reminiscent to the Roman pantheon of Agrippa and a vast collection of sculptures and paintings.
National Museum of Underwater Archaeology
A history buff's delight. You'll see treasure trove of centuries-old artifacts recovered from along the Spanish coast, plus models of ancient ships and the world's only collection of elephant tusks bearing Phoenician inscriptions.
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