Cartagena is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Cartagena one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Cartagena is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Cartagena or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Cartagena. Explore the historical monuments of Cartagena with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Cartagena guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Cartagena page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Cartagena landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Cartagena.
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07:00 am - 07:00 pm
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.
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Paseo Alfonso XII, 22, 30202 Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
A completely unique and fascinating museum, the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Subacuatica is dedicated to underwater archaeology. On display are details regarding the work of underwater archaeologists, their findings and the maritime history of the Mediterranean Sea. Having interactive exhibitions, this museum is a must visit while on your trip to Cartagena.
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Parque Torres Monte de la Concepcion, Parque Alfonso Torres 30202, Cartagena, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Situated on a hillock overlooking the port and harbour, the Castillo de la Concepcion, aka Castillo de los Patos is a 12th century fortress which offers spectacular views of Cartagena. The beautifully laid out lawns and gardens of the castle are home to peacocks and fowls. Within the Castle is a museum which has exhibitions on the history of Cartag...
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RM-E23, 30201 Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
After a ride full of twists and turns, when you finally reach the Bateria de Castillitos, it is a revelation! Castillitos is situated at an altitude of 250 meters, and its facade was built out like an castle medieval following a historicist style with influences of eclecticism and modernism. Home to 3 large cannons, the castle was built as a milita...
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Calle Caballero, Cartagena, Spain
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
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...
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Casa de Fortuna, Plaza Risueno, off Calle Caridad, Cartagena, Spain
10:30 am - 04:00 pm
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 th...