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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is an ancient port - the city served as Hannibal's Spanish headquarters during the 2nd Punic War with Rome. The city remained a major trading port under the Romans and the Moors. Today, Cartagena is Spain's principal naval establishment and the site of an annual international maritime festival. The city is also your gateway to the Costa Calida, a region that boasts some of Spain's mildest weather along with 175 miles of beaches.

Points of Interest

  • Concepcion Castle
  • Punic Wall
  • Murcia
  • Sanctuary of Fuensanta
  • Salzillo Museum
  • Elche
  • Huerto del Cura Gardens
  • Fortress of the Sun

More about Cartagena, Spain Points of Interest

  • Concepcion Castle -

    The old castle is home to a museum chronicling Cartagena's long maritime history.

  • Punic Wall -

    This section of the city's old walls dates from Carthaginian days.

  • Murcia -

    The regional capital is noted for its mix of Baroque and 18th-century architecture, its Salzillo Museum, and its legendary Holy Week festival. The city is famed for its citrus fruits.

  • Sanctuary of Fuensanta -

    Founded in the 17th century, the sanctuary is home to the Virgén de Fuensanta, Murcia's patron saint.

  • Salzillo Museum -

    Sculptor Francisco Salzillo was renowned for his life-sized wooden sculptures, especially the figures he created for Murcia's famous holy Week processions.

  • Elche -

    This old Moorish town is home to an extensive palm forest and the Heurta Del Cura, an elaborate and beautiful Moorish garden.

  • Huerto del Cura Gardens -

    The Moorish gardens are home to exotic palm trees, lakes, fountains and pavilions.

  • Fortress of the Sun -

    During the Middle Ages, Lorca was a fortified frontier town marking the boundary between Christian Castile and Moorish Spain.

15 Excursions

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Journey to Elche

6.5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-115 C A 3 - 1 1 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $139.95

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Best of Lorca

7 hours | Cartagena | CA3-120 C A 3 - 1 2 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $149.95

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Discover Cartagena By Trolley Train

1.5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-125 C A 3 - 1 2 5

Easy Activity

From $84.95

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Cartagena & City Drive

3 hours | Cartagena | CA3-200 C A 3 - 2 0 0

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $109.95

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Murcia & Shrine of Fuensanta

5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-205 C A 3 - 2 0 5

Shopping Opportunities, Moderate Activity

From $119.95

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Best of Cartagena

5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-215 C A 3 - 2 1 5

Strenuous Activity

From $109.95

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A Walk Through The Roman Forum District: A Discovery Exclusive

3.5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-220 C A 3 - 2 2 0

Strenuous Activity

From $154.95

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Local Connections: A Spanish Horse Ranch with the Conesa Family

4 hours | Cartagena | CA3-230 C A 3 - 2 3 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $214.95

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Roman Cartagena & Civil War Shelters

3.25 hours | Cartagena | CA3-235 C A 3 - 2 3 5

Strenuous Activity

From $69.95

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Local Connections: Market and Culinary Experience with a Local Chef

3.5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-250 C A 3 - 2 5 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $144.95

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Tapas Tasting Tour

4 hours | Cartagena | CA3-300 C A 3 - 3 0 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $129.95

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La Mancha, Jumilla & Wine Tasting

5.5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-320 C A 3 - 3 2 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $199.95

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Finca Torrecillas: Rural life through the Ages

5 hours | Cartagena | CA3-360 C A 3 - 3 6 0

Moderate Activity, Includes snack

From $264.95

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Discovery Family Cartagena - Padi Snorkel at Cabo de Palos

4 hours | Cartagena | CA3-600 C A 3 - 6 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $154.95

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Kayaking in Cartagena

4 hours | Cartagena | CA3-880 C A 3 - 8 8 0

Moderate Activity

From $154.95

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