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Address: Parque Torres Monte de la Concepcion, Cartagena, Spain
Phone Number: +34 968 50 00 93
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum gives a wonderful view of the port and explains the history of...

This museum gives a wonderful view of the port and explains the history of Cartagena founded in 229 BC by Hanibal as New Carthage

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US$27.15*
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Really just a tower

You can take a taxi up to a viewpoint and the castle. There is then a slope to walk up to the castle. If you take the lift up there are another couple of slopes to negotiate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
welaj
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Oxford, England
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Lewdown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, buy your ticket for multiple museums, go up the glass lift into the palace Fantastic views over all of Cartagena and out to sea.

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Iroquois, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conception Castle or Castillo dela conception is a 13th century castle built on the remains of a Muslim fortress. It was a defense building, not a castle where kings and queens resided.The 17th century component of the castle reflect the medieval period. There are no furnishings but some videos some of which are relevant to the building. There were also... More 

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take a taxi up to a viewpoint and the castle. There is then a slope to walk up to the castle. If you take the lift up there are another couple of slopes to negotiate before getting to the castle. The castle has a lift and stair lift. From the castle and the top of the tower there... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a couple of weeks ago with my 7 year old whilst in Cartagena for the day. At first we could not work out how to get there as the signposts were sending us in circles! We then found the lift - but it was out of order so the lady directed us the walking way round. My son... More 

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Brooksville, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You need to be pretty fit becuase it it an uphill hike to get to the castle. One there, the best thing are the fantastiv views of Cartagena and the harbor. There are a few areas thar dscribe the history of Cartagena and a few gaden areas. The hike back diwn is much nicer!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Over the years we have been in many visitor attractions, but this one was at best average, I certainly would not recommend trailing up here for the castle, however the views of the city are quite good and panoramic when you arrive at the old parapet section, you can also walk back into town behind the Roman Ruins and get... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

You can climb the hill to Conception Castle or use the panoramic lift on Calle Gisbert for a short cut to the attractive grounds of the castle. There is still a short, pleasant walk uphill from the lift but there is a wheelchair friendly path. Inside the castle, exhibits do a good job of explaining the complex and fascinating history... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not much of a castle, but the views across the city and harbour are fantastic. We went up in the lift as it was described as a scenic lift, but you can't see that well out of it. We walked down and it was much better as you seen much more. There are interactive points around the castle which does... More 

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you enjoy great views you have to visit the castle........there's not that much to entice you up the hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

one of the main attractions located on top of a hill. One can drive up, take the elevator or a leisurely walk up steps or winding uphill paths. Nice view of Cartagena from the top.

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