Cartagena, with more than 3,000 years of history, has been the scene of some of the most outstanding passages throughout time. This Roman, military and art nouveau city offers so many things to see and do. It has become one of the most appealing destinations in the Mediterranean area.
On the top of one of the five hills of the city, in the Concepción Castle, is the best starting point to visit this millenary city.
If you enjoy reliving history and stepping over the floor on which some important events took place in the past, you will feel like a child in the old Carthago Nova’s Roman Forum district. Hidden underground for more than 20 centuries, where the thermal complex and the atrium building stand out. It is well worth a visit.
The Roman Theatre Museum is the city’s undeniable symbol. It is a wonderful architectural ensemble, where every space is even more amazing than the previous one. It integrates Pascual Riquelme Palace, Santa María la Vieja Cathedral.
Cala Cortina is Cartagena’s urban beach. It’s a wonderful Mediterranean cove with children’s play area, seafront promenade, restaurant, loungers and sunshades. Besides having a refreshing swim, you can dive and enjoy the area’s underwater life.
Packed with many bars and restaurants, Cartagena is a great place to eat. Typical from Cartagena are grilled fish or fish baked in salt, the famous caldero rice dish. A typical salad is the cantonal salad made with salmon, cod and harvestfish, together with capers, onion and olive oil. As a dessert: melon or prickly pear, are the typical dishes. To finish, try the famous asiático coffee, made with condensed milk, a little Licor 43, cinnamon, lemon peel and coffee beans.