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Address: Parque Torres Monte de la Concepcion, Cartagena, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 968 50 00 93
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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$501.03*
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Private Cartagena and La Manga Tour
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US$27.23*
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Cartagena Small Group Walking Tour

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Worth it for the view alone

The view from up here is incredible. You can see most of Cartagena as well as the sea. Climbing up the hill to get to it is also part of the fun. I would recommend doing this on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, CA
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk uphill (or take lift behind the hill). View films with English subtitles. Interesting displays.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from up here is incredible. You can see most of Cartagena as well as the sea. Climbing up the hill to get to it is also part of the fun. I would recommend doing this on a clear day if you want a great view.

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London, United Kingdom
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162 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Cartagena in December before and it's been sunny & warm both times From Cruise ship take No 8 bus (always check with conductor first) to glass lift, or QUICKER and easier take taxi from taxi rank on prom to castle, we got charged just 6 euro and he would have waited and returned for just 12 Europe

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The castle is old like much of Spain. The artifact that are shown are reproductions. Not impressive. The suite of arm noted, reproduction. This is a place that was used for an air raid sheet during the Spain's revolution. From the castle you can see the five hills and osean where a number of sail boats were racing. There are... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were pleased we walked up the hill to the " Castle ".The views of the Roman remains were good enough not to have to pay the entrance fee. The view from the top over the city were pleasant enough.Inside we enjoyed the slide shows depicting the history of Cartagena and surrounding area..Do not go with high expectation of battlements... More 

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Lewdown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 14 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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 31 October 2016

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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