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 ..
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..
Carlos III, 49 E - 30201 Cartagena
Sercotel Carlos III is just 500 metres from the historic centre of Cartagena and about 10 minutes’ walk from the city’s Train and Bus Station. Each air-conditioned room includes free Wi-Fi and international satellite TV. Rooms at the Carlos III feat..
Ciudadela, 24 E - 30203 Cartagena
Prix Prices from : 46 €
NH Campo Cartagena occupies a residential area of Cartagena, a 10-minute walk from Cartagena University and 500 metres from the A-30 main road. It offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at NH Campo Cartagena are spacious and br..
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.
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.
av. de Luxemburgo E - 30353 Cartagena
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..
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 ..
Mesina - Huerto de las Bolas E - 30310 Cartagena
This unusual restaurant surrounded by gardens occupies a small Modernist palace dating from the early 20C. Cuisine with a contemporary flavour, enhanced by a variety of Japanese dishes.
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.