Top Historical Places in Cartagena

Are you looking to explore the history of Cartagena through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Cartagena including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Cartagena. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Cartagena ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Cartagena, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Cartagena for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Cartagena with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. 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.
  2. Augusteum Roman Museum

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    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
  3. House Of Fortune Museum

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    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
  4. Museo Nacional De Arqueologia Subacuatica

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    Museo Nacional De Arqueologia Subacuatica

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    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.
  5. Bateria De Castillitos

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    Bateria De Castillitos

    Castle, Archaeological Site , Hill

    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 military defence structure and is fairly new. While t...Read more
  6. Conception Castle

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    Conception Castle

    Museum, Outdoors, View Point, Observatory

    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 Cartagena with its Roman and Moorish ancestry. A cont...Read more