Things to see and do - Cartagena
Unmissable tourist sites
Cartagena Travel guide
Cartagena : Michelin's recommendations
An important military port, Cartagena enjoys a remarkable location on a deep bay surrounded by headlands defended by forts. The establishment of the Escombreras refinery 9km away added to its importance. The first submarine invented in 1888 by Isaac Peral, a local resident, can be seen near the walls and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. From the top of the old Castillo de la Concepción there are fine views over the port, the harbour and the ruins of the old Romanesque cathedral.
Tourist attractions Cartagena : Things to see and do
Paseo de Alfonso XIII E - 30204 Cartagena
The museum contains objects founds in various underwater digs in the area and a fine collection of Phoenician, Punic and Roman amphora.
calle Caballero 2 E - Cartagena
Sited in the old Roman forum, the Augusteum was where priests gathered to honour the emperor. Audio-visual displays, explanatory presentations, architectural remains and archaeological objects underscore the significance and beauty of the site.
pl. del Risueño E - Cartagena
Below street level, this archaeological site preserves the remains of a Roman house (1C BC) belonging to a prosperous family: mosaics, wall paintings, wall foundations, pillar bases, plus decorative and everyday objects. Fine head of Hermes in white ..
Marcos Redondo, 3 E - 30201 Cartagena
Set in the historic centre of Cartagena, Hotel Cartagonova is just 500 metres from the Roman Theatre. Each air-conditioned room offers a minibar, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Cartagonova is within a 15-minute walk of all the sights of this anc..
Paseo Alfonso XIII, 40 E - 30203 Cartagena
Prix Prices from : 49 €
Located on one of Cartagena’s main streets, this hotel is 500 metres from the Old Town. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a spa bath. The rooms at Sercotel Alfonso XIII feature a TV with international satellite channels. Each one c..
Real, 2 E - 30201 Cartagena
Prix Prices from : 63 €
NH Cartagena is located in the historic centre of Cartagena, a short walk from the port and 200 metres from the Roman Theatre. It offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Rooms at the NH Cartagena are modern and elegant. They have views of the..
av. de Luxemburgo E - 30353 Cartagena
Monte San Juan 1 E - 30394 Canteras
A restaurant with an excellent tapas counter at the entrance, a large rustic room for the daily menu, and a separate à la carte dining area, which is classically designed and features two private sections. Impressive display of fish, seafood and red ..
edificio Julieta - bajo 6 E - 30385 Playa Honda
The modern façade leads to a restaurant with a thoroughly modern look with various designer details and a decor that takes the world of wine as its theme. The creative and contemporary cuisine is complemented by an excellent wine cellar.
Jabonerías 30 E - 30201 Cartagena
A restaurant occupying a former shop that has retained much of its original decor. Today, the classic and contemporary decor provides a backdrop for traditional à la carte dishes. The highlights of which are its fish and delicious daily stews.
Subida al Plan 5 E - 30310 Los Dolores
A restaurant famous for its stews, prepared very slowly in the traditional way, ensuring that its traditional and Catalan cuisine is full of flavour. The dining room is adorned with ornaments and farming implements typical of the Cerdanya region.
pl. de Alcolea 6 E - 30201 Cartagena
A restaurant fronting a reasonably central square close to the town's shopping district. Pleasant terrace, bar and classic dining room. Here the friendly and welcoming female owner enables guests to discover her varied repertoire of traditional cuisi..