Cartagena Tourism

Visit Cartagena - Best of Cartagena

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and one of Spain’s most historically fascinating places, Cartagena, Murcia is a naval station and port city situated in Spain. Due to its strategic location, Cartagena has been inhabited by several cultures since the 227 BC. Having been a prominent port town during the Roman and Arabic empires, Ferdinand III ‘the Saint’ conquered it and incorporated it into the kingdom of Castile. The city has pretty much remained the same since then. All the civilizations and cultures that ruled the coastal city have left their mark on its artistic heritage.

A charming and compact coastal city, one of the things to do in Cartagena is visit the Roman Theatre. The ancient ruins will leave you mesmerized. Layers upon layers of history and culture can be found within the city. And yet, it has accepted the modern contemporary lifestyle with ease and panache. Archaeological finds and extractions blend perfectly with Art Nouveau architecture.

One of the must visit destinations in Spain, a tour of the place and its museums will show you its history and the beautiful way in which it is closely tied to the sea. Do include Cartagena in your Spain tour itinerary.

Cartagena Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Cartagena tips for your visit

  • Cross the roads at zebra crossings and markings. It is a punishable offense in Spain if you don’t follow this rule.
  • Invest in good walking shoes and explore the coastal city on foot.
  • Don't forget to pack a good SPF sunscreen.
  • Some of the tourist attractions are closed for afternoon siestas. Avoid visiting between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Facts and Stats for Cartagena*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cartagena

    Know the pollution level of Cartagena before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Cartagena: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cartagena for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cartagena.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.83 (High)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Cartagena - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cartagena is 167.77 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.77 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.44 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.83 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.01 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cartagena

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cartagena

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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