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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is located in the Murcia region of Spain. It has a rich archeological and naval history which can be seen in its museums and in its historic walled old quarter. It is a wonderful place for strolling, with the old town stretching down to the waterfront that is dotted with sun-splashed squares and inviting cafes offering the regional variation of paella.

The entrance to the town centre is dominated by the Palacio Consistorial or City Hall, a gem of modernist architecture from the early 20th century. On the way to the Torres Park (behind the Sea Wall) is the Old Cathedral. It is the oldest church in Cartagena (13th century), whose remains stand on the steps of a Roman Theatre discovered in 1987. Also linked to the history of Cartagena, you can visit the Naval Museum, on the edge of the modern city.

Things to See & Do

* Cartagena archeological & naval museums
* Cartagena old town
* Waterfront area
* Roman Theatre
* City Hall

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Population – 2,700 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34

Port Location – The port of Cadaques is located approximately 1 km from the city centre.

Travel Links – The nearest airport to Cartagena is San Javier, or Murcia, airport, which is about half an hours drive from the city. It is also accessible by train and bus.

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