Cartagena

Spain

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Cartagena, Spain

Along the Mediterranean coast of Spain lies a seaport that traces its history back to the Roman Empire. Today manicured promenades lined with palm trees lead you to ancient ruins surviving marvelously between modern-day buildings. This is an urban explorer's paradise. But whether you choose to marvel at archaeological discoveries at the museum of the Roman Theatre or stroll the picturesque Paseo Alfonso XII, you will eventually get hungry. At which point, you'll have delicious options in every direction of this historic port.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Cartagena Spain
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how are you?" in Spanish: "como estas?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Jewellery, souvenirs and native crafts. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for sightseeing, wine tasting, La Manga & Roman Theatre. Buses and taxis available.
    • Famous For
      Stop by the Castle of Conception, built over the remains of the Moorish Alcazar, where you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the city and harbour.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Because of it's geographic position and an array of inhabitants/cultures, Cartagena has become a melting pot for rich history and culture.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Settled by the Moors in the 9th century and conquered by the Christians in the 13th, the city of Murcia offers a fascinating history dating back 30,000 years.

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