Cartagena is a major port and Naval Station it has a population of circa 220,000 making it the Regions second largest municipality Cartagena was founded circa 227BC It has been the Capital of the Spanish Navy Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the 18th Century
Cartagena is now established as a Major Cruise Ship destination and is on course to break the record of Cruise Ship annual visitors of 230,000 for 2017
The City has an abundance of Phoenician Roman Byzantine and Moorish remains as well as a plethora of Art Nouveau Buildings
The Roman Theatre Museum the Carthago Nova Theatre built in the 1st Century BC by Emperor Augustus was not discovered until 1999!!
Cartagena is a charming,compact,coastal city thst became great during Roman times when Hanniball set off from there with his elephants on his journey to Rome!
There are so many things to see with 12 Museums 10 Buildings of interest 4 noteworthy Churches and a whole host of monuments not to mention the many Archeological sites You can take the very informative Tourist Bus or perhaps sail out to sea on the Tourist Boat
You can explore the narrow characteristic streets of the Old Town or relax at one of the manyTapas Bars Cafes or Restaurants A Cruise Ship may even be docked in the Harbour of Cartagena which is the 3rd deepest in the world!