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Conception Castle

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The Conception Castle is the best starting point to discover the city and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. Located on the hill of the same name, it has served as the enclave to a Roman temple dedicated to Asclepius, a Muslim...more
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Calle Escipion 34 | Parque Torres, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ruined fortress that once formed part of the city defenses, situated above the old Town. The castle is set in the beautiful Torres Park. It is also a great viewpoint from which to look over the city & across the harbour.

Thank Biddy50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Castle of Conception during this year holidays. Beautiful views on the whole city and neighbouring amphitheatre from the top of the castle. Excellent video presentations inside the explaining the history of the city from the beginning. You can get there by climbing stairs...More

Thank adamgoralczyk
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much adamgoralczyk

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought a multi entry ticket that included the Roman Museum, forum and conception castle. This allows you to use the 40m outside lift (well worth it). You really get a great feel for the geography of Cartagena from the top of the Castle. There...More

Thank Conrad B
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your opinion.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great view point leading to even better views from around the castle and within its grounds. We came by train for a day trip. From the station we followed the strangely named American streets to the lift. Las Americas from Plaza Mexico, Los Angeles, etc....More

Thank scottwt
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We were just visiting Cartegena off a cruise ship, first place we went was the Castle. Was very interesting to visit - views from the grounds were very impressive.

Thank Dale J
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We took a Segway here and took great pictures from above looking down. You can see right in the Roman Theatre

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

A Nice afternoon visit! Fabulous view all over Cartagena and the see. There were a lot of peacocks around the castle (complete undangerous).

Thank ViggiLillehammer
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very easy to find and very accessible. The views over the marina and the port are breathtaking. Panoramic views .

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Being with a child who wouldn't understand the history or things written in English or Spanish, we decided not to go into the museum but did pay for the elevator from the base of the hill to the top and walked the rest of the...More

Thank zHojo
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Not very good, is big walk for nothing, 12 euro ticket gives you entry to 4 other attractions. A big walk up hill for nothing :(

Thank Lionsmaine
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10 February 2016|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is about 10 minutes walk and then there is a lift from the street up to a stage where there still is a bit of uphill walking to the very top. My Wife has COPD and we walked into the Town centre on fairly flat... More
26 August 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the end of this month, 31st August :)