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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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Much effort has gone into making this exhibit accessible and interesting.
They have signs in English explaining the history and a great video of the past.
Great views of the surrounding area too.
Worth a visit.
Date of experience: November 2018
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018
A great walk up past the romantic theatre to the castle grounds, both free to explore, worth the extra 4 euros to explore the castle and it's history though with stunning views from the top over Cartagena. We departed down the lift into the street,...More
This is a fortification on a hill. There is not much exposure that appears to be a castle or fortification. However, it does provide a good view out over the city and is a high point for the immediate area. There are signs pointing out...More
This castle is a nice climb from the car park. There is the option to go up by lift but the climb is actually quite gentle. To be honest there isn't much left of the castle - just a central tower and a few walls....More
Visiting the castle is a great way to see the whole city from on high and get your bearings. The mixture of old and new in the restoration works well. The exhibition of the history is in English and Spanish and very interesting
We arrived at the lift to go up to the viewing platform. We then saw an offer for 12€ we could have the lift, the castle and two other attractions. 9€ for the over 65’s. The views from the castle were amazing. Plenty of panels...More
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
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 pavements. There we bought a multi ticket, and we did two other sites before walking to the lift. This was level and slightly downhill. When we finished with the Castle we returned to the street via the lift. From the lift it is a gentle slope back to the port. Again about 10 minutes slow walking. There is a very nice fish Restaurant on the Quay and that is worth a look on your way back.