Cartagena is one of the most seductive tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Located in the south east of Spain, it has a fascinating history and exceptional natural heritage. The Roman and military history of Cartagena has given the city its character and it provides visitors with many interesting historical corners to discover. It is situated on the coast and has lovely long sandy beaches as well as marine reserves. Visitors to Cartagena have endless possibilities of things to do and see!
With more than 2,000 years of history, Cartagena is a modern city with a rich Roman and military heritage. This legacy has been revitalised thanks to the work carried out by the tourist consortium Cartagena Puerto de Culturas.
Cartagena is the perfect place for a visit any time of year, given that it enjoys 300 days of sun each year and has a medium annual temperature of around 20 degrees.
The most interesting and iconic sites in Cartagena are situated in the historic centre, which means that you can walk from place to place around this zone without the need to drive or take a bus or taxi.
Cartagena’s gastronomy represents a great example of the Mediterranean diet with its emphasis on sea food and vegetables. There are specialities such as caldero, a rice and fish dish typical to the region as well as the famous Asiático coffee.
With its location on the Mediterranean coast and surrounded by mountains, tourists can enjoy beaches, take part in water sports, or simply relax in the nature.
Cultural visits to the main tourist interest points, such as Muralla Púnica, Fuerte de Navidad o Castillo de la Concepción.
In this activity, organized by Cartagena Convention Bureau, meeting attendants are provided by an itinerary of bars and restaurans for good tapas.
Sports and Adventure
Feasts and Festivals
The nearest airport is Murcia-San Javier, which is just 15 minutes from Cartagena. The international El Atlet Airport is an hour from Cartagena.
The Motorway and the Mediterranean Toll road Motorway (the A-7 and the AP-7) connect the City with all of the Mediterranean arc, as well as with Andalucía and Barcelona. Cartagena is linked with the interior of the peninsular via the A-30 (The Murcian Motorway) and the A-3 (The Eastern Motorway).
The city is connected by rail with Velencia, Madrid and Barcelona. There are daily train services to these cities. Cartagena is also linked with the Sierra Minera and the Mar Menor via a local narrow gauge service (FEVE). Theres´s also a nus service that connects Cartagena with the main Spanish cities.