Cartagena is a port city southwest of the Alicante province in Spain. It is located on the southernmost coast of the province of Murcia. The city has a long running history with many cultures coming and going over the many years since it was established. The city also has a rich navel history due to its location being in the south of Murcia and to the east of the Mediterranean.
As a city with in heritage, Cartagena is the ideal place for a history lover. Overall, the city has a total of 13 museums and many other historic buildings, including several churches and monuments. One of the most historic and famous parts of the city is the Roman Theatre Museum. There are 13 other museums, including a military museum, a naval museum and more.
You can also go on a walking tour of the city. This tour lasts three hours and it brings you to places of the city that you would find hard to find if you are not part of this tour. There are many beautiful buildings to see around the city, including the Palacio Consistorial.
Shopping in Cartagena
Espacio Mediterraneo Centro Comercil y de Ocio is the main shopping centre in Cartagena. The shopping centre has hundreds of stores, a cinema and workshops for kids to play while you shop. Parking at the centre is completely free and has disabled and family car parking spaces available. Around the centre you will find many recognisable brands including Zara, Primark, H&M, Game and JD to name but a few.
In the surrounding areas you can many other shops, smaller shopping centres and businesses. Many of the smaller businesses are unique to the city and to Spain itself.
Restaurants in Cartagena
Cartagena is a large city, so there are of course are many fantastic restaurants and bars dotted around the location. Great fine dining restaurants around the city include Malvasia, Casa Beltri and El Barrio de San Roque.
Traditional Spanish restaurants are extremely popular in this part of Spain. Cartagena has one of the very best traditional Spanish restaurants in the region: Restaurante Los Habaneros. Other great traditional restaurants include Marisqueria Freiduria La Marina and La Marquesita.
Within the city there are 9 hospitals. Overall, 3 of the hospitals are general hospitals. Around the area of the city there are 5 police stations, for your safety. There are also many schools, for both junior and senior pupils as well as many further education universities and colleges.
The Climate in Cartagena
Cartagena basks in the amazing Mediterranean weather. Throughout the year the weather does not change that much due to its location.
The hottest time of year is between the months of June and August. This is what is known as the summer months in this part of Spain. The wettest months are between the months of January and March. Generally these wet months have no more than ten wet days a month.