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Postal Code: 
Town Hall: 
[+34] 968128800
Local Police: 
[+34] 968128877
Guardia Civil: 
[+34] 968501117
Health Centre: 
[+34] 968325000
  • Carnaval : The weekend before Ash Wednesday ( February)
  • Semana Santa : week before Easter
  • Carthagineses y Romanos : 2nd fortnight of September

Cartagena is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain.  

Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC during the Phoenician conquest as Qart Hadasht. The city lived its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.

The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together the rise of the local mining industry is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the second largest of the Iberian Peninsula after the one from Mérida, an abundance of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish remains, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings, a result of the bourgeoisie from the early 20th century. Cartagena is now established as a major cruiser destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.

Places of Interest: 
Ruta arqueológica :
  • Teatro romano.
  • Augusteum.
  • Barrio del Foro Romano:
  • Muralla púnica,
  • Casa de la Fortuna.
  • Muralla bizantina
  • Castillo de la Concepción
  • Anfiteatro romano
  • Catedral de Santa María la Vieja
  • Castillos y fortalezas
  • Baterías militares de costa
Ruta barroca y neoclásica:
  • El Campus Muralla del Mar
  • La Basílica de la Caridad
  • Faro de Cabo de Palos.
Ruta modernista y ecléctica :
  •   El Gran Hotel.
  •   El Palacio de Aguirre,
  •   La Casa Maestre.
  •   La Casa Llagostera.
  •   El Palacio Consistorial (Ayuntamiento).
  •   El Casino.
  •   La Casa Cervantes.
Ruta contemporánea :
  •   El auditorio y palacio de congresos El Batel,
  •   El Refugio-Museo de la Guerra Civil. 
  •   El Submarino Peral, primer submarino autopropulsado.
  •   El Monumento a los Héroes de Cavite y Santiago de Cuba (1923)
  •   El Ascensor-Panorámico.
  •   La sede de la Asamblea Regional de Murcia.
 Los principales museos de Cartagena son:
  •    Museo Arqueológico Municipal "Enrique Escudero de Castro".
  •    Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática (ARQUA). 
  •    Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (MURAM),
  •    Museo Naval. 
  •    Museo Histórico Militar. 
  •    Museo Carmen Conde - Antonio Oliver. 
  •    Museo Etnográfico del Campo de Cartagena. 
  •    Palacio de Molina.