This private Cartagena shore trip
includes the top sites in Cartagena including the Old Town, Roman Theater and the Punic Wall with the old burial crypt.
Your guide will meet you at the pier and you start with a short panoramic driving tour of Cartagena. Your first stop is at the Punic Wall. This is the original wall which surrounded the city before Roman times. Cartagena was an important trade stop along the Mediterranean, including north Africa. The Phoenicians, a people driven away from their home in what is modern day Lebanon, built this wall to protect the town from attack. At the site you see portions of this original wall, an old burial crypt and artifacts which date back to the time period.
Next you drive to the entrance of the old town where you begin a walking tour. There is more than 2,500 years of history to greet you around each corner. In the city streets and squares you will see monumental testimonies of its magnificent historical past, brought by the various civilizations that arrived by the same port you did today. Due to its strategic location on the Murcia coast, Cartagena was developed during the Carthaginian times and was also a very important port city during Roman time.
A highlight for many is a visit to the Roman Theater which is in the heart of the old town. The 13th century cathedral sits at the steps of the theater which was only rediscovered in 1987. However today it is one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain.
You also see some impressive buildings such as the town hall which was built in the early 20th century. Your guide will point out more modernist architecture as you walk along the Calle Mayor.
Near the famous sea wall, known as the Carlos III Great Wall, you will see the first submarine prototype, made by the Carthaginian Isaac Peral in the late 1800s.
At the end of this private Cartagena tour
, you are taken back to the pier or if you prefer you may stay in the old town and walk back on your own.Mobility
: NO wheelchairs
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Cartagena Shore Excursions
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