Cartagena Spain

The city of Cartagena Spain

An ancient port city that was Hannibal’s Spanish headquarters during the Carthaginians’ second Punic war with Rome. It is still the main Spanish Navy establishment. Located on the south eastern coast of Spain, the city is a dynamic mix of ancient history, Spanish culture, and modern living.

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

When a cruise ship with over 3000 passengers and about 1000 crew docks in a port city of 230,000 there should be a blip on the economic scale.

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

While we wait for our turn to go through the museum, we get a chance to look around the port area, or just loiter in front of the city hall. (also called the Calle Mayor and the Palacio Consistorial).

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

The enterance to the Museum of the Roman Theatre is just across the square from the city hall, so we wait on the steps of the city hall while our guide purchases the tickets.

After the tour of the ancient ruins we climb to the top of the hill to get a better view of the port and a tour of El Castillo de la Conception at the top.

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

When we get to the top, we are watched by the peacocks who like the cooler breezes at the summit.

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Cartagena Spain

Looking down on the city the new open air theatre is clear on the left. Further down the hill and a little to the center is the old Roman Theatre. It was not until the new theatre was being built that the Ancient Roman ruins were discovered.

Cartagena Spain

The Royal Princess at dock in port of Cartagena Spain

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartagena,_Spain  

 

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2 Responses to Cartagena Spain

  1. That elevator was built since I was there. I am sure that makes the ascent a sore site easier.
    Great share.

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