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Cartagena worth a visit, Spain

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 22nd of April, 2009
Cartagena is one of the biggest cities of the region Murcia. The city doesnt offer you much you can do there.
But there are some places worth a look. The city walls are still preserved and you can visit the fortifications and two forts „Las Galeras“ und „San Julian“ above the city on big rocks. Above the harbour lies another castle, from the 11th century, the „Castillo de la Concepción“.
On the „Plaza del Ayuntamiento“ you can see the remnants of an ancient roman theater and the rests of the catherdal „Santa Maria la Vieja“, destroyed in the spanish civil war.
Besides that, you can go to several museums, that show you ancient roman, karthagian and arabian findings, „Museo Arqueológico Municipal“. Also a naval museum is located there, the „Museo Naval“.
Altogether you can visit the city, if you are close.
 

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In 1243, Alfonso X of Castilla and Leon led his army to fight Cartagena and its territories. He was successful with this undertaking and governed the city and nearby provinces. Although Cartagena did not become the capital of the kingdom, it still remained to be a significant location as being Spain’s main naval headquarters. Cartagena also continued to be the capital trading port of Spain up until the 20th century. It gained competition from cities like Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga, which led to a slight decline in trading. At present, Cartagena is still a city significant to Spain through its seaport function. With industrial... Read more »

 
 
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