Cartagena – A view to remember

Cartagena

Following my visit to Algiers, my next stop was Cartegena. Cartagena is located on the southeast coast of Spain, it is a small city but with so much to offer. It has a naval base, marina, roman theatre, shops, castle, glass lift and even a few peacocks! So where to start? I decided to take a walk along the promenade enjoying the sunshine. As the naval museum wasn’t my cup of tea and I didn’t fancy any of the excursions. I pottered around the shops, of course I always pay particular attention to the tourist souvenir shops, or as I like to call them ‘tat shops’, as I’m always looking to expand my fridge magnet collection. 

The old bull ring and acensor panoramico

The old bull ring and ascensor panoramico

Ascensor Panoramico

 I stumbled across the Ascensor Panoramico and I could not have been more pleased to see it! I desperately wanted to see the castle on the top of Conception Hill. For two euros you can skip the walk/hike in the heat, the panoramic lift will take you to the top and the views are worth it.

Conception Hill and Castle

Once I’d reached the top of the hill, I walked around the castle, if I’m honest there isn’t much to see. The peacocks however were great fun, but the real highlight was the views. We could see the ship, the old bull ring and roman theatre. 

One of the free roaming peacocks

One of the free roaming peacocks

I feel like I didn’t get to see all Cartagena has to offer in the few hours I spent there, but it’s definitely a pleasure to walk around.

Emilie-Jane Xx

 

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