Cartagena is a port city South-West of the Alicante (Alicante area) province in Spain. It is located on the southernmost coast of the province of Murcia.(Murcia Area) The city has a long running history with many cultures coming and going over the many years since it was established. The city also has a rich navel history due to its location being in the south of Murcia and to the east of the Mediterranean.
Around the city there are many museums, restaurants, shops and historic monuments. So, you will never be bored. The city has over 200,000 inhabitants, with the surrounding area doubling that figure. The city is famous for the mix of Roman style architecture, modern buildings and its old fortifications, the military would have used in the past.
If you are to live near the city of Cartagena, you are not far from anything you will need.
As a city with a rich history, Cartagena is the ideal place for a history lover. Overall the city has a total of 12 museums and many other historic buildings, including several churches and monuments. One of the most historic and famous parts of the city is the Roman Theatre Museum. For most part of the 2000 years the location where the Roman Theatre existed was built over and had been buried. When found in 1987, the site needed to be excavated. There are also 13 other museums around the city. There is a military museum, a navel museum and a range of others.
You can also go a waling tour of the city. This tour lasts three hours and it brings you to places of the city that you would find hard to find if you are not part of this tour. You will get to learn about the city also. There are also many beautiful buildings to see around the city including the Palacio Consistorial.
You can also get up to a lot of shopping within Cartagena as there are many shops and different centers. You will find many clothing stores including traditional Spanish clothing. There is also a real mixture of food and cuisine in the city. There are many traditional tapas bars as well as Japanese, Italian, Mexican and steak houses available. Alongside the restaurants around the city, there are also many bars, that you should visit.
Within the city there are 9 hospitals. Overall 3 of the hospitals are general hospitals. One of the hospitals is a specialist and one is a mental health hospital, something that Spain does not have a lot of. Around the area of the city there is also 5 police stations, for your safety. There are also many schools, for both junior and senior pupils as well as many further education universities and colleges.
The hottest time of the year in Cartagena is the summer months between June and August and the wettest being between January and March.
In this part of Spain you will only being unlucky if it rains a lot.