Cartagena, legislative capital of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, is a city with more than 3.000 years of history. It has 217.000 inhabitants distributed throughout a municipality of 558 km².
The climate of the area is defined as subtropical Mediterranean and its annual average temperature is about 20 ºC. Besides, the city has 315 days of sun a year.
Cartagena, opened to the Mediterranean Sea in the south, is set on five small hills known as: El Molinete, Monte Sacro, Monte de San José, Despeñaperros y Monte de la Concepción, which determined the fact that in antiquity the city was known as “Little Rome”.
The Iberian, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman influences from its past, among others, have left their marks upon the city´s physiognomy, impregnating it with historical corners, now open to the public thanks to the labour carried out by Port of Cultures, the tourist consortium of Cartagena.
Nowadays, this Punic, Roman, military and modernist city has a rich cultural, historical and archeological heritage and offers so many things to do and to see that it has become one of the most atractive destinations of the Mediterranean.
With more than 3000 years of history, Cartagena offers its visitors monumental examples of its splendorous historical past.
With more than 300 days of sun a year and an average temperature that goes up to 20 C. Cartagena is a perfect city to visit any time of year!
Cartagena is a medium size city where you can conveniently move walking or using public transport. Besides, the Convention Centre of the city, as well as the main hotels and tourist interest ponts, are concentrated in the heart of the old town, allowing meeting attendees to move without using private transport.
The gastronomy of Cartagena constitutes a good example of Mediteranean diet. Its specialities, among others, are fresh octopus, caldero, michirones and the famous Asiático, a coffee made with condensed milk and brandy.
Cartagena is surrounded by mountains and also possesses a varied coastline with long sandy beaches which makes the city ideal for active tourism activities.
Apart from the Convention Centre, Cartagena offers unique venues in museum´s facilities.
Cultural visits to the main tourist interest points, such as Muralla Púnica, Fuerte de Navidad o Castillo de la Concepción.
A tour of Roman ruins that abound in the city, finding their maximum expression in The Roman Theatre.
Various options for modernist itinerary offered by an App designed for acting as a guide within the city.
A different way to approach history and to recreate the past with the participation of professional actors.
In this activity, organized by Cartagena Convention Bureau, meeting attendants are provided by an itinerary of bars and restaurans for good tapas.
A pleasure boat trip which takes about an hour and follows the Cartagena coast around its historical points.
In La UniónMining Park you will discover "in situ" the whole process of the 19th and 20th century mining industry and go through the Agrupa Vicenta Mine tunnels at a depth of over 80 metres and one of the biggest mines open to the public in Europe.
An impressive experience are the giant tunnels, the underground lake of reddish waters by the pyrite effect, and the flamenco performances that take place inside.
Cartagena ofrece multitud de actividades náuticas, entre otras, vela, kayak y motos de agua.
Cartagena offers one of the most remarkable places for diving. With an average temperature of 14,5º in winter and 25º in summer, Cartagena offers the possibility to practice this activity all year long.
Cartagena offers golf 365 days a year. It doesn´t matter if you are a beginner or an expert in this sport. Besides, one of the 5 best golf resorts in the world is part of Cartagena municipality.
Speed circuit is 15 minutes from the city and offers various activities related to the motor world. It´s a fabulous option for finishing a meeting and improving relations among its attendants.