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19 hours ago, Montanagirlalways said:

Trying to find information on the port area and points of interest and shopping. 

Past threads about Cartagena which you can browse for information, also the usual official local Tourism website which has already been given above, Tripadvisor, YouTube, Frommer's, Fodors, Lonely Planet, Rick Steves and anything else which appears when you google eg "Cartagena Spain tourist information" (include SPAIN as there is more than one Cartagena in the world) Check opening times and days for sights/attractions which interest you on their own websites.

 

You dock opposite the town centre so you only need cross the road and you are there. Very easy to walk around as most of it is even ground, although wear good walking shoes as there is a lot of marble which can get slippery..

 

Cartagena is a working town in addition to being a tourist town so it won't close entirely at the end of the season, so Spanish shopping hours should be what they would normally be in  Spain.  Google is your best friend.😀

 

Past threads

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/search/?q=cartagena&quick=1&type=forums_topic&nodes=465

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Some info about "Cartagena"

 

There are a lot of "Cartagena" cities in the world, all in Spanish speaking areas (There are in United States and Phillipines too!!).

Maybe most known one is "Cartagena" in the Caribbean coast of Colombia, a well known port of call for cruises there.

 

But the "genuine" one is THIS Cartagena in South East of Spain.

 

Cartagena is named after "Carthago nova" (new Carthago in Latin).

Carthago (currently Tunisia in North Africa) was the city that faced hard to Rome. They settled somewhere in Mediterranean (in Spain they did in Carthago Nova). They conquered current Sagunto and started a battle against Romans with first elephants in Europe crossing Alps and going to Rome.

Later, it was updated by Romans and became in another Roman city in those centuries.

 

Nowadays you can visit a small Roman city. It is not Rome at all but it has a forum, a theatre, amphitreatre, some Domus (houses), and so on

 

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