Cartagena Holidays

Holiday to Cartagena:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Cartagena:

Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians in the year 227BC. It rapidly became their main trading port, and at one time Cartagena, at that time was called Cartago Nova (new Carthage) and was widely recognised as being one of the wealthiest cities in the ancient world.

A wealth of history is on offer in a holiday to Cartagena. Transfer time to Cartagena is around 25 mins from Murcia Airport.

Declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1984, Cartagena encapsulates all the charm of Spanish colonial architecture, the republic period and today, the attractions of intense night-life, cultural festivals, exotic scenery, superb beaches, wonderful food and a wide offer of hotels and holiday infrastructure.

The magic of Cartagena lies in its massive fortifications, the warmth of the people, the richness of the architecture and the infinite range of cultural.
The city of Cartagena is full of romance, and is full of history in every street and square, and along the walls that bound it.

Beaches on Holiday in Cartagena:

Cala Cortina is the closest beach to the city of Cartagena, it is really a small cove with a restaurant and stunning scenery. There are several other very good beaches close by or you may wish to travel the Mar Menor which has over 30km of safe sandy beaches.

Things to do on Holiday to Cartagena:

Cartagena is a charming, compact, Spanish coastal city that became great during the Roman times when Hannibal set off from it with his elephants on his journey to Rome. There are so many things to see on a holiday in Cartagena, with over 12 museums and a whole host of monuments not to mention the archaeological sites. Take the very informative Cartagena Tourist Bus or perhaps sail out to sea on the Tourist Boat. You can explore the narrow characterful streets of the old town or relax at one of the bars, cafes and restaurants on the waterfront. A cruise ship may even be visiting, as Cartagena’s port is the third deepest in the world.

Out and about on Holiday in Cartagena:

When on holiday in Cartagena why not visit the chic and sophisticated Marina, lined with cafes and restaurants. There is also a fantastic choice of shopping in Cartagena with many boutique style shops as well as the usual collection of well known high street names including the El Corte Ingles department stores.
Parque Torres for a bit of greenery within the city limits of Cartagena on the way up to the castle with stunning views over the marina. Trains run from Cartagena inland to Murcia and to the Mar Menor.

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