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Cartagena : Roman Theatre Museum Entry Ticket

1. Cartagena : Roman Theatre Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about the historical processes by which the Roman Theater in Cartagena was buried until its re-discovery. Step into the "Passageway of History” and learn about the development of the theater site dating back to the 1st century B.C. Find out how plays were performed during Roman times and the political implications of the Roman art world. See the remains of a Roman house with mosaic tiles, which was destroyed during the construction of the theater. Discover the history of Roman Spain with an entry ticket to the fascinating Roman theater in Cartagena.

Cartagena: Roman Theater, Forum, Castle and Panoramic Lift

2. Cartagena: Roman Theater, Forum, Castle and Panoramic Lift

Save money and visit 4 top museums and archaeological sites in Cartagena with this convenient combo ticket and optional audio guide. Get 1-time entry to the Roman Theater, Roman Forum Museum, Panoramic Lift, and Conception Castle and take advantage of transportation discounts. Start with any of the 4 attractions and get up to 15 days to visit each one after the first activation. Get exclusive discounts on tourist transports by simply showing your confirmation voucher at the tickets counter. Visit the Roman Theater Museum and journey into one of the most surprising discoveries of the city in recent decades. Marvel at the most important part of the site: the Roman Theater itself, one of the largest in Spain with a seating capacity of 7,000. Head to the Roman Forum Museum that stands at the entrance to one of the largest urban archaeological parks in Spain. Throughout its various halls, where a careful selection of pieces is exhibited, learn about the long history of the old Carthago Nova. Stroll through important remains of the glorious Roman era. Spot the Curia, or local senate, with its richly decorated marble pavement. See the Colonial Forum, the city’s neuralgic center, the distribution of which symbolized at various levels the hierarchy between the divine and the human. Visit the Sanctuary of Isis where the mystery cults of the Egyptian gods were celebrated, the old roads with cart tracks, and the port’s thermal baths and its magnificent entrance portico with its original flooring. Finish your visit to the Roman Forum Museum at the atrium building, with its high walls and pictorial decorations that transport you to the great banquets of the Roman Empire. Witness next the fortress of the Castillo de la Concepción (Conception Castle), one of the best points to discover the city and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. Take in the best panoramic views of the city and its natural harbor atop the fortress, which is easily reached via the Panoramic Lift (included) to avoid having to walk up the hill.

Cartagena: Hop-On Hop-Off Train with Audio Guide

3. Cartagena: Hop-On Hop-Off Train with Audio Guide

Explore the city of Cartagena in one day with the tourist train. Hop on and hop off at 3 different stops around the city: Juan XXIII, Parque Torres, and Calle Real, and learn the related history with the provided audio guide. Begin the tour at the Juan XXIII Plaza and discover many sights and landmarks such as the Historical Military Museum of Cartegena, the Basilica de la Caridad, the House of Fortune, Palacio de Aguirre, Casa de Misericordia, C.I. Muralla Pumica, and many more. Make a 15-minute stop at Parque Torres and see the Castillo de la Concepcion. Enjoy beautiful views over the city. Choose from four different audio guide languages with comfortable headphones.

Cartagena: Panoramic Double-Decker Bus Tour

4. Cartagena: Panoramic Double-Decker Bus Tour

Climb aboard a double-decker bus and go on a tour of Cartagena. The bus is equipped with a spoken explanation of the city’s highlights so you don’t miss any details. Enjoy the bus tour before stopping for an hour of free time to explore the city center and Cala Cortina beach. Ride through the old Cartagena and see its walls, buildings, and archaeological remains. Then, drive into the modern Cartagena, entering the commercial city center. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore your way. See city monuments and other places of interest as you stroll around. Take in views of the city’s waterfront and bay with its numerous “shore batteries.” If you’d like, head to the only urban beach in the city, Cala Cortina. At the end of the tour, head back to the meeting point.

Cartagena: Panoramic Lift & Conception Castle Entry Ticket

5. Cartagena: Panoramic Lift & Conception Castle Entry Ticket

Enjoy a hilltop castle from the Middle Ages along with city views, a history center & a panoramic lift in the center of the city of Cartagena. Set out on this journey through history from the Castillo de la Concepción. The medieval fortress of the Castillo de la Concepción is the best starting point to discover the city. The audio guides allow you to soak in the sight at your own pace. Acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. The Castillo de la Concepción stands on the hill of the same name, which has been home to a Roman temple dedicated to Asclepius, a Moorish fortress, a medieval castle, and a siren from the Civil War. Get panoramic views of the city and its natural harbor from the fortress. Get into the panoramic glass cabin to enjoy views of some of the most emblematic buildings of the city such as the remains of the Roman amphitheater with the superimposed Bullring or the military constructions of the 18th century, the Autopsy Pavilion, the Marina Hospital and the Antiguones Barracks. Reach the highest point of the Concepción Hill with the Panoramic Lift. Its 45 meters save the existing height between Gisbert Street and the top of the hill where the Torres Park and the Concepción Castle await you with the best views of the city and its bay. Admire the fishing port of Santa Lucía and the building of the Auditorium and Palacio de Congresos El Batel.

Cartagena: Tapas Tour

6. Cartagena: Tapas Tour

The Cartagena tapas tour will starts in the surrounding port areas where your expert foodie guide will await you. Start this enjoyable tour admiring the imposing city hall and its main pedestrian streets. Be ready for your first tapas and drink in a local restaurant where your guide will explain in detail the Spanish cuisine and why the Mediterranean diet was declared one of the best diets in the world. Your guide will also explain the Spanish gastronomy and its basic recipes. Continue walking down to the city centre and enjoy some green areas of the city. Enjoy the Town Hall and its different façades before continuing to the Cervantes House and Casino, these are both among some of Cartagena’s most impressive Art Nouveau buildings. The last stop will at a historical restaurant where you will taste the local Asiatico coffee, run by a local family where you can meet with some locals, and explore the history and traditions as they reunite in this restaurant. 

Cartagena: Roman Forum Entrance Ticket

7. Cartagena: Roman Forum Entrance Ticket

Experience the Roman Forum in Cartagena, Spain, a museum that allows you to delve into the 19th- and 20-century histories of the Cerro del Molinete Archeological Park. Throughout its three floors, see a selection of the most significant pieces found in the excavations around the Forum, which includes the painting Apollo and the Muses, and many other famous works of art. Conclude the tour by viewing sites and remains from the glorious Roman era. There is the Colonial Forum, the Sanctuary of Isis, the port's thermal baths and ancient roads, and the Atrium House. Marvel at the beauty throughout this magnificent museum and be transported back to the Roman Empire.

Kalima Charter Private Day Tour

8. Kalima Charter Private Day Tour

Depending on the weather the activity will be developed by waters of the Mar Menor or the Mediterranean. Being able to experience the feeling of sailing and enjoying its landscapes and Islands.  Depending on the season, you can enjoy bathing at anchor; the main purpose of the output is sailing, see views from the sea coast, and have a good time relaxing or having fun with friends. There are several alternatives when eating, the customer can bring your own food and drink, you can also arrange the meal with one of the nearby restaurants or the possibility of preparing a menu to take on board. The equipment of the boat, 2 fridges, 1 freezer, outside fridge freezer, microwave, oven, Vitro, full Kitchenware, Outdoor Grill, Stereo, outdoor cushions, Solarium at the bow, 2 Baths on deck with two tables, Awnings and 3 Bathrooms. 

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What people are saying about Cartagena

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 152 reviews

The museums and visits are very beautiful. The Roman ruins, spectacular. And with the pack, you get a discount for other visits not contracted. Very happy with the pack and the city as a whole.

The theater is impressive, and it is in the very center of the city, in the town hall square and 100 meters from the port.

Very nice tour. Unfortunately there are only three ways to get on, so there is always a long way to go.

We love Roman ruins and these are conserved really well and the experience is very easy to negotiate

It is super well preserved and the audio guide has been a complete important to learn and enjoy