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Posadas de España Cartagena


Roman Theatre

From the beginning, the discovery and excavation of the Roman Theatre of Cartagena has become in one of the most amazing finds the town's archaeology demonstrating the important role that the town of Cartagena played in the history of Old Spain. Despite starting off as being a simple archaeological project, the complete restoration of the roman ruins by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo, has become the driving force behind the regeneration of one of the most depressed areas of the city. Furthermore, its location alongside some of the town's most significant buildings.


Punic Wall

The Performance Center of the Punical Wall is located in the south side of the Aletes Hill, one of the 5 hills that surround Cartagena, and dates at the end of the 3rd century B.C.


Augusteum

Located in the Caballero Street, in the old part of the city, where the old forum existed. You will learn about how people lived in Cartagena during I and II centuries B.C.


Decumano

Architectural setting located in Tres Reyes Square, where the visitor will experience how the street life was in an ancient Roman city (the bustling activity of shops, people moving between terms, harbour and forum, etc).


La casa de la Fortuna (Fortune's House)

There you will learn how people lived during the Roman Empire. You will discover such decorative elements as paintings, murals and mosaics.


Castillo de la Concepción

Located in the Cerro de la Concepción, one of the five hills that surround the city, the Center sits over the remains of the castle, place popularly known as the “Duck´s Castle”, part of Parque Torrres. Here the visitor will learn the history of Cartagena in a pleasant way with interactive displays that show animated images of settlers, celebrities and historical periods.


Panoramic Elevator

A singular experience that brings you up to the “Centro de Interpretación de Cartagena” (Cartagena´s Interpretation Center), located in the castle.


Autopsy Pavilion

It is a curious place to visit. Located in the old building that was part of the Navy Hospital during 18 th century. It was built to train surgeons. The hexagonal ground floor is crowned with a cupola designed by Vodopich.


Civil War Shelter-Museum

During Spanish Civil War, Cartagena became one of the most bombed and punished cities. In order to protect themselves, the inhabitants constructed anti-aerial shelters. This one, located in Gisbert Street and excavated in a hill, was one of the biggest in Cartagena, with a capacity of 5.500 people.


ARQVA National Sub-aquatic Archaeological Museum

Phoenician inscribed elephant’s tusks, amphoras from IV Century BC, religious voting offerings, unique plates with drawings of Islamic boats and an anchor of one of the two Spanish frigates (Juno) wrecked in front of the Atlantic coast of the United States in the XVIII Century. The most important pieces of the Museum are the wreckages of the Phoenician ship Mazarron I, the objects and how they were found, and part of the security box constructed for its conservation.


La Manga del Mar Menor

With an area of 170 square kilometres, the Mar Menor is the biggest salty water lake in Europe. With an average depth of 3.5 metres (maximum of 6.5 metres) and a perimeter of 73 kilometres, it is a magnificent natural pool with lots of leisure and sports possibilities. The climate is also privileged, with 320 sunny days, a 3000 hours per year of sunshine. This fact influences the temperature of its waters, 11º C during the winter and over 30º C in summertime.