Travel Cartagena Romantic Town in Colombia

Stroll through the city of Cartagena in southeast Spain and you can feel the history seeping from every wall. Cartagena was founded in ancient times (around 223BC) by the Carthaginians led by Hasdrubel and named Quart Hadas ("new city"). 221BC Hasdrubel died and was succeeded by the famous Hannibal who used the city of Cartagena as his Iberian capital, attracted by its huge natural harbor surrounded by rocky headlands. In 209BC the city was conquered by the Romans and was called Carthago Nova ("New Carthage"). It was retaken in recent years by the Byzantines and the Arabs, who have left their mark on the city.
Among the places to see in these ancient times the Roman theater are the 1st century BC, the Punic Wall, the Litem (old lighthouse) of the Arab presence and Augusteum one of the best archaeological sites in the city, and other Roman from the 1st century BC - believed to have been the meeting place for the priesthood of the cult of Emperor Augustus.
Due to its location and its deep water port of Cartagena has been for centuries an important trading center and was recognized as one of the richest cities of the ancient world. It still remains as an important commercial port and naval base in Spain and is famous as the birthplace of the first submarine (1884) - which is still proudly displayed in the dock. Cartagena has also been an important mining area, the mountains that is rich in metallic ores.
A popular way to see this city is from the top floor of a covered open top bus. The half-hour trip takes you to some of the most popular attractions, with an audio guide in several languages. However, the best way to get around is on foot and as the ancient remains and historic buildings is a busy shopping center with department stores and modern as El Corte Ingles, well worth a visit.
For tourists who stay in the popular resorts of the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida is a "must visit" location. Located very conveniently in the N-332 and the end of the AP-7 motorway from Alicante, just a short drive for many visitors to the area. An economical way to travel is to take the regular bus which runs along the N-332 from Alicante, gathering in major cities such as Santa Pola, Guardamar and Torrevieja.
They are also very popular along the coast in the vicinity is diving - the crystal clear waters are ideal for this modern search and a great variety of fish can be seen as moray eels, stonefish and octopus. If you're lucky, you can find the remains of old wooden galleons, many of which sank off the coast during centuries of wars and conflicts.
Modern day Cartagena is undergoing major changes, with a massive restoration program and the city is waiting for wealth and renewed success.
So this is the ancient city of Cartagena on the Costa Calida, Spain, providing the same in the 21st century.

Summer is knocking at our doors, so we have to prepare for the holidays due. In these days when all I want to do is forget about the city are days when you want to enjoy the warm sun, crystal waters, perhaps a delicate beach with an excellent restaurant and the traditions and customs a place they've never visited before. Millions of tourists choose Spain because they believe the country is very diverse, well, make no mistake! Spain is the kind of country where you will find lots of interesting history, rich cultural heritage and artistic landscapes, a lot of clubs, bars and pubs that offer good humor and lots of fun and last but not least, a lot of relaxation. You have to choose! You will not regret your choice!

Visit Cartagena

Cartagena visitors waiting patiently in the south-east. What most attracts tourists to Cartagena is its impressive history. When you visit Cartagena, you feel the story coming out of every street, every monument, every old house and the wall every day. You will love, especially if you're one of those who love to discover interesting facts about the past of a place. The wonderful thing is that the city Cartagena was founded in 223 BC in ancient times. The Carthaginians were the ones who founded it, but lost the city in favor of the Romans. The Arabs also showed interest in Cartagena as in many other Spanish cities and towns. All these civilizations have left their mark in Cartagena and all these marks are visible today, and much appreciated by tourists. For example, not allowed to ignore the Punic walls and the old lighthouse, which dates from the time of the Moors.

Enjoy Cartagena

Cartagena has always been a trading center and like all malls, always flourished, regardless of historical and economic period. The city is absolutely beautiful, and if you want to visit and feel the environment at the same time, please choose a route from the top of an open-top bus. If you want to visit on foot, make sure you do not miss the ancient remains of the old city, or historic buildings. Enjoy Cartagena!


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