Host City

Cartagena (Spanish pronunciation: [karta'xena]) is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain.

Cartagena has been inhabited for nearly three millennia, being founded around 227 BC as Qart Hadasht during the Phoenician conquest. The city lived its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis.

The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together the rise of the local mining industry is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the second largest of the Iberian Peninsula after the one from Mérida, a lot of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish remains and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings, result of the bourgeoisie from the early 20th century. Cartagena is now established as a major cruiser destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus.

Cartagena has a warm, semi-arid climate. Its location near the ocean moderates the temperature. The annual average temperature goes up to around 20 °C. The coldest month is January with an average of 12 °C. In August, the warmest month, the average temperature is 28 °C.

For further information about culture, timetables, transports and other interesting details, please visit this link.



Getting to Cartagena

By plane:

Murcia San Javier Airport
The airport is 20 km from Cartagena. There is not direct connection with Cartagena by bus neither by train, therefore the easiest way to get to the town is by taxi. The trip may cost around 30 €.

The travel Agency offers an economic transfer service between the airport and Cartagena, that is why we recommend you to contact them for organizing your travel.

Alicante Airport
The airport is 100 km from Cartagena. There is not direct connection with Cartagena by bus neither by train, therefore the easiest way to get to the town is by taxi. The trip may cost around 120 €.

The travel Agency offers an economic transfer service between the airport and Cartagena, that is why we recommend you to contact them for organizing your travel.

By train:

There are direct trains from Cartagena to Alicante, Albacete, Girona, Tarragona, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Madrid, Murcia and Valencia. For further information about timetables and fees, please visit: www.renfe.es

By bus:

Most of the Spanish cities have bus connection with Cartagena. For further information about the destinations and bus companies, please visit this link.



TRAVEL AGENCY

Cenitours
Avenida de Murcia s/n
Centro Comercial Cénit, local 39. Cartagena
Phone: (+34) 968 08 28 98 / 615 79 55 55
Fax: (+34) 968 082899
e-mail: cenitours@volariatravel.com
Contact person: Victoria Ros



Visas

Basic requirements to enter and leave Spain (46 Kb)

 
Copyright © - Investén-isciii