Cartagena, Spain Cruise Port
For years, Cartagena has served as an important naval base in Spain, but now it is becoming more welcoming to tourists who see this city as a living breathing monument to European history. Cartagena, which sits along the Mediterranean, was at different points a popular dock for Phoenician traders, an important Roman territory and an Islamic cultural center. You’ll find art museums, ancient ruins and factories. Highlighted below are a few of the best ways to make the most of your time in Cartagena, Spain:
Visit the Augusteum, a ruin of a temple dedicated to Augustus. Here you’ll learn more about the Roman Empire and how it spread through Europe.
Head to the beach! Cartagena is known as the Spanish city with the most beaches, so take advantage.
Take a peek into the intricate Art Noveau buildings in Cartagena by walking to City Hall, the Grand Hotel, the casino and railway station.
Visit Castillo de la Concepcion, a castle with remarkable gardens. Here you can also get a spectacular view of the city and watch a film about Cartagena’s past.