Highlights of this tour
- Roman Theater Museum
- Town Hall building
- Peral’s submarine
- 18th Century Military Building is closed on Sundays
Your private knowledgeable guide will meet you directly at your accommodation or the cruise port. The port of Cartagena is in the center, and it is only a short walk/roll to the various sights. This walking route follows the 18th-century wall that used to protect the city from attacks from the ocean.
The main highlight of this tour is the impressive Roman Theater Museum. This is the most visited museum in the region, with the impressive restored Roman Theatre. After entering the three-floor museum, you go to the upper floor by means of an elevator. From here you access the remains of the Theatre from a viewing point in the middle. The museum houses a great historic collection of pieces found in the excavations
After the Roman Theatre, you continue along the main street where you see the luxurious Art-Nouveau mansions, built in the late 19th century by the local mining tycoons. Followed by a stop at the beautiful Town Hall building.
On your way back to the pier, the last sight of the tour is the impressive former 18th-century prison, the so-called Headquarters for Inmates & Slaves, that currently houses the Naval Museum. Here you see the symbol of the maritime power of the city: Peral’s submarine. The first device of its kind that was able to submerge using electric batteries, built in 1885.
At the end of the tour, your guide will accompany you back to the port or accommodation.
Please note, the 18th Century Military Building is closed on Sundays.
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