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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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Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Cartagena serves as the southeast naval station of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. The city being the center of the Spanish Navy’s Maritime Department of the Mediterranean. Since the 16th century, this city has a significant function in the naval industry of Spain. Could its foundation be as majestic as that of Bogota History? Cartagena History – Carthaginian Occupation The name of the city of Cartagena derived from the name of its founders – the Carthaginians – who discovered it in 227 BC. Back then, the city was known as Cartago Nova – meaning New Carthage.... Read more »

 
 
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