About Cartagena Cartagena is a port of 1000 cultures and an open door to the bay, which has been penetrated by numerous civilizations, cultures and religions which were attracted by the strategic location and abundant resources of the Spanish Cartagenian Kingdom territory.
With more than 3,000 years of history, Cartagena has been scene of some of the most incredible passages of history. Today, this Punic, Roman, military and modernist city offers a wide variety of places to visit.
A visit to The Panoramic lift, to ascend to the Castillo de la Concepción, which is the best starting point to discover the city and to obtain an overview of the 3,000 years of history; The Punic Cartagena founded around 229 BC by the general Asdrúbal, The Mineral wealth that attracted years later the Romans making it one of the most important colonies of the Roman Hispania, The Arab occupation and The Conquest of Castilla by Alfonso X in 1245, the splendor of 18th-century military to become the maritime Department of the Mediterranean and the 19th century, when Cartagena is living one of its periods of splendour thanks to the industrialization and its port.
The framework chosen for this tour through history is the Spanish-Muslim fortress situated on the Hill of the conception, the highest mountain of the five that protect the city.
Later you will visit the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, accompanied at all times by a guide who will explain the curiosities of this iconic site. The theatre began to build at the end of the 1st S. c., coinciding with the period of greatest urban swing of the Roman colony. Close to the theatre are the remains of the Cathedral.