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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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The second Punic War, which broke in 218 BC and lasted for 17 years, was responsible for the fame Cartagena experienced. Hannibal and his men landed in Cartagena with the objective of overpowering the Romans. Unfortunately, Hannibal was not successful and was eventually defeated. His loss led to the expulsion of the Carthaginians from the city. Cartagena History – Roman Moorish Occupations When the Carthaginians left the city, the Romans took over the governance in Cartagena. They constructed many expansions in the city, which included building roads, bridges, and aqueducts. The early reign of the Romans brought some instability to... Read more »

 
 
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