Muralla Púnica


The Muralla Púnica, built around a section of the old Punic wall, concentrates on the town’s Carthaginian and Roman legacy. It also contains the tumbledown walls of a 16th-century hermitage complete with tombs filled with human bones.

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1. Palacio Aguirre

0.15 MILES

The splendid Palacio Aguirre is now an exhibition space for modern art (known as Muram).

2. Casa de la Fortuna

0.25 MILES

The Casa de la Fortuna consists of the fascinating remains of an aristocratic Roman villa dating back to the 1st century BC, complete with some well…

4. Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil


Cartagena, as base of the Republican fleet and with an important arms industry, was the target of heavy bombing during the Spanish Civil War. This…

5. Castillo de la Concepción

0.34 MILES

For a sweeping panoramic view, stride up to Castillo de la Concepción, or hop on the lift. Within the castle’s gardens, decorated by strutting peacocks,…

6. Parque Arqueológico Molinete

0.41 MILES

The central Molinete hill has archaeological remains ranging from the Phoenicians to Republicans in the civil war. Strolling over and around it reveals…

7. Barrio del Foro Romano

0.45 MILES

Set alongside the Molinete hill are the evocative remains of a whole town block and street linking the port with the forum, dating from the 1st century BC…

8. Casa Clares

0.46 MILES

Among Cartagena's Modernista buildings, the strawberries-and-cream confection of Casa Clares is particularly magnificent. It now holds a cafe and offices,…