Cartagena is a city that has been shaped by 1,000 different cultures with its magnificent harbor that has been considered by a number of civilizations to be a perfect strategic location. Today, this Punic, Roman, military, and Modernist city offers a wide variety of places to visit.
This harbor city is rich in history which you can experience on this walking tour, see the well-preserved memories of the earliest time of its history. The port provides an open door to the bay, which has been entered by numerous civilizations, cultures, and religions, which were attracted by the strategic location and abundant resources of the Spanish Carthaginian Kingdom territory.
As you walk from the port area, your first visit will be made to the panoramic lift to ascend to the Castillo de la Concepcion. This is the best starting point to discover the city, and to get an overview of Cartagena's 3,000 years of history, beginning with its foundation around 229 BC by the General Hasdrubal.
The mineral wealth that attracted years later the Romans made it one of the most important colonies of the Roman Hispania. With the Arab occupation and the Conquest of Castile by Alfonso X in 1245, the splendor of 18th century military became the maritime Department of the Mediterranean. In the 19th century Cartagena experienced a golden age, thanks to the industrialization and its port.
Later you will visit the Roman Theatre of Cartagena, accompanied at all times by a guide who will explain the curiosities of this iconic site. The theater's construction began at the end of the 1st century BC, coinciding with the period of greatest urban swing of the Roman colony under the reign of Augustus, the man who defeated Anthony and Cleopatra in battle. Close to the theater are the remains of the Cathedral. Book a spot on this walking tour today to explore Cartagena's rich Roman history.
Reviewer: Ethel Edey
Excellent tour. Our group was only three people so we were able to ask questions. Due to the small size of our group we completed the tour early so the guide took us to see a bit more of the old city. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jean van den Broek
Great tour, wonderful guide.