The port of Cartagena has been prized since Carthaginian times thanks to its strategic position on the Murcia coast. It has been inhabited by several cultures which have left their mark on its artistic heritage with splendid history in its streets and squares.
On this walking tour we will take a trip back in time for a cultural experience in Cartagena, a city which is almost 2,500 years old.
Leaving the port area your first stop will be the Naval Museum. One of the rooms here is dedicated exclusively to Isaac Peral, a native of this city and the inventor of the submarine. An original prototype of the world's first submarine can be found in Cartagena, it was invented and launched from here in 1888.
Continue on foot to San Sebastian Square and Main Street for a taste of true Modernism. View architecture with its characteristic glassed-in balconies, worked in iron with bronze reliefs of allegorical figures. See many elegant monuments to the bourgeoisie which remain as evidence of the area's economic development based on mining and industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
You will see masterpieces of architecture, such as the Aguirre Palace, the Pedreno Palace, the Cervantes House, and the Grand Hotel, among many others. Book now and see the most beautiful buildings of Cartagena on this architectural tour of the city.
Reviewer: Robert Machold
So delightful an excellent presentation