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Punic Wall

Calle de San Diego 25, 30390 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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In the Punic Wall you will encounter one of the most important episodes in the history of the Mediterranean, the Punic Wars between the Carthaginians and the Romans. You will meet the legendary past of Qart Hadast founded by the general Hasdrubal in 229 BC and its most significant, the wall, one of the few remaining Carthaginian relics still found in Spain. In addition, next to the wall, you can see the funerary crypt of the hermitage of San Jose built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Its walls offer a very macabre representation of the Dances of Death.
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
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Calle de San Diego 25, 30390 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truth to tell, there is not much more here than a section of the Punic Wall to see, but it is presented very well, with lots of information, in both Spanish and English. Fascinating.

Thank Cambrinus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum which will take about an hour and costs €3.50. The initial video presentation was interesting, also seeing the remains of the original city wall and crypt built by the Carthaginians. However the museum has few other references to that period in history...More

Thank JCBShipley
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I really enjoyed visiting this little museum. The walls itself are amazing and so is the little crypt built next to it. The video is very informative. One of the things I missed here was some more information on the Cartagans. Sure there was the...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is an interesting addition to the day's tour of ruins, presenting a different viewpoint from the forum or theatre. Nice temporary exhbition about gladiators, including facts of which we were unaware. Loved the recreation of the 'tomb' area.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

In this museum you can remnants of the ancient wall before the Roman period. The museum is built on the remains, but with respect for the history and significance of them. In the basement you can see crypts with a skull and bones in some...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

thought this was interesting history the best was the skeleton head in the little round carved out area. the artifacts were very interesting at this place.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Starting in 227 BC, the Punic Wall once encircled Cartagena to keep out the Romans. Unbelievable that through wars, earthquakes and human habitation, that any part of the wall still exists. At the site, there is a small museum, gift shop, and rest rooms above....More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It's a small museum and the entry cost is €3.50 which I thought was a little steep, but it is worth a visit. There is something awesome about seeing such a well-preserved structure which is literally 2000 years old. I also found the crypt pretty...More

1  Thank Greg548
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

While I did know that the Punic Wars occurred after Alexander the Great and before the beginning of the common era, I got a very good history lesson at this wonderful, little, under-rated museum. While not large, it is very well done and a great...More

1  Thank Jody1975
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Despite it's small size this cleverly designed building encompassing a section of the Punic city walls manages to give an excellent impression of the size and scale of the fortifications which must have been a formidable sight to any enemy. Not impregnable though as the...More

1  Thank Dunploddin
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