Best Things To Do in Cartagena, Spain

Are you looking for what to do in Cartagena?

You might have a list of things to do in Cartagena and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. Places like Roman Theatre Museum and Cartagena Cathedral will make sure your dream destinations are ticked off. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Cartagena can be a daunting task. Visiting selective places and carrying the best memories is the best alternative. Don’t rush to see all of the attractions in Cartagena on your first trip itself.

Cartagena is the type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Every time you revisit Cartagena you can keep unfolding the different sides of it. This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Cartagena getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Cartagena with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Cartagena

Here is the list of things to do in Cartagena and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Roman Theatre Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Theatre

    Right near the ruins of the Cartagena Cathedral lie the ruins of an ancient Roman Theatre. Infact, the cathedral was built using some of the material from the ruins of the Roman Theatre. The theatre is believed to be built between the 5th and 1st centuries BC. The museum exhibits items discovered in excavations in the area of the Roman Theatre. Trivia- The theatre has a capacity of seating 6,00...Read more
  2. Cartagena Cathedral

    Religious Site, War Memorial, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    The Cathedral in Cartagena, also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja, was a cathedral of the Diocese of Cartagena. It is located on the hill of La Concepcion. It was attacked during the Spanish Civil War and was also bombed during the war of 1939. It has remained in ruins since then. Head over to see some Romanesque architectural relics.
  3. Plage De Calblanque

    Outdoors, Beach, Park, Hiking Trail

    Away from the hustle- bustle of the city and away from the touristy things, Plage de Calblanque is a Regional park, a nature reserve and a protected area. Full of hiking trails, sandy beaches (some of them are nudist beaches), mountains and cliffs, head over here for some leisurely time or for a day full of hiking, cliff diving and swimming in the sea!
  4. Museo De La Muralla Punica

    4.2 (480 Votes)
    Museo De La Muralla Punica

    Museum, History Museum

    The Museo de la Muralla Punica contains the remains of the original wall that encircled the city during the period before the Romans occupied Cartagena. The remains of the wall date back to the 3rd century BC. The remains are about 30 metres long. An informative video is played at the museum where visitors are introduced to the rich history of Cartagena. Also at the museum are the remains of th...Read more
  5. Los Nietos Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Water Sport, Picnic Spot

    Situated around 20 minutes’ away from the city centre, Los Nietos is a small coastal village. Boasting of a long, pristine, tranquil virgin beach, many visitors plan a half day trip to the village from Cartagena. The beach is lined with a promenade and a marina.  
  6. Centro Regional De Artesania

    Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    Encouraging local artisans and providing a platform for selling their handicrafts, Centro Regional de Artesania has on sale arts and handicrafts created by local craftsmen (from the Murcia region). Shop at this store and take back beautiful and unique souvenirs for your loved ones.
  7. Augusteum Roman Museum

    4.2 (207 Votes)
    Augusteum Roman Museum

    Religious Site, Temple, Museum, History Museum

    An archaeological discovery, the Augusteum dates back to the Roman era in Cartagena. After studies and research by conducted by archaeologists, it was deciphered that the building structure was used as a college and a temple dedicated to the worship of a religious cult inspired by the Emperor Augustus. If you are unaware of the history of Cartagena during the Roman empire and the religious cult...Read more
  8. House Of Fortune Museum

    4.3 (285 Votes)
    House Of Fortune Museum

    Archaeological Site

    For history buffs, archeologically interested people and for the curious souls, the Casa De La Fortuna or the House of Fortune is a must visit. Buried under the streets of the city, the House of Fortune is a Roman era villa. Its construction is dated back to the 1st century BC. The structure of the house along with the area it occupies points to the fact that some wealthy family used to stay th...Read more
  9. Museo Castillo Concepcion Image
    The Museo Castillo Concepción located on the highest hill of the city of Cartagena, Verro de la Concepción stands as a sentinel overlooking the city. Through the charming Torres Park, you can hike to this stunning structure while the ducks and peacocks will accompany you on the ground of the fortification. Built upon the wasteland of the former Moorish fortress, the Concepci&oacut...Read more
  10. Mirador Cuestas Del Cedacero Image
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    Lovely views, do stop photos

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  11. Edificio Gran Hotel

    4.4 (1 Vote)
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    Jenni Morton

    It is just a small town with loads of history

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  12. Faro De Navidad, Cartagena Image
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    Marion J Kelly

    Lovely spot . Views and history .

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  13. Torres Park

    4.4 (2 Votes)
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    Martynas Adomenas

    Torres Park is an oasis of medieval culture and nice shadows in one place. Very nice view opens from the top of tower - all the town is like on your palm. Inside the Tower you ...

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  14. Teatro Romano De Cartagena Image
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    Serene Young

    The theatre is a superb example of a roman architecture and has been sympathetically restored. The ticket office is not onsite but on the street where the town hall is located w...

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  15. Experiencia 43

    4.5 (5 Votes)
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    Chris Scott

    Tour is good. Guided tour of the museum and factory was interesting, although it would have been good the to see and hear more about the distillation process. Cocktail tasting ...

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