Highlights of this tour
- National Museum of Submarine Archaeology
- Views from the top of the hill
- Roman Theater Museum
- Old Town Cartagena
- Peral’s submarine. 18th Century Military Building is closed on Sundays
Your English-speaking licensed guide will meet you at the port or your accommodation. This Half Day Accessible City Tour Cartagena with Transport brings you first to the National Museum of Submarine Archaeology. The Museum is located across the cruise port, and here you will learn more about the history of Cartagena. It is designed by Guillermo Vázquez-Consuegra. He is the winner of the National Architecture Award and his design earned its exhibition at the MOMA New York.
Following this visit, your private adapted transport waits for you. Your tour continues with a ride to the top of the hill, located in front of the harbor. From here you enjoy stunning views over the city, the beautiful Roman Theater, the military Arsenal, and the harbor.
After this viewpoint, the tour continues downhill to the city, where you will explore the Old Town of Cartagena with a short walking/rolling tour, including an inside visit to the Roman Theater Museum. After entering the three-floor museum, you go to the upper floor by elevator. A completely step-free tunnel leads you to the real remains of the theatre, and can you admire these from a vantage point right in the middle of its graderies, carved by the slope of a hill.
From the Roman Theater, you enjoy a short stroll through the main street in town, surrounded by gorgeous-looking 19th-century Art-Nouveau Town Houses from the local Mining Heyday.
The tour ends near the port area. Here you find the military facilities from the 18th century. Including the former prison, which is currently a museum, housing the symbol of the naval power of the city: Peral’s submarine. This is the first device of its kind that could submerge using electric batteries and was built in 1885.
At the end of the tour, your guide brings you back to your cruise ship.
Please note, Sundays, the 18th Century Military Building is closed.
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