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Cartagena

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day360

    Cartegena

    April 10 in Spain

    We had an early start today and managed to see everything we wanted to which is good because it got a lot windier about 15:00. First of all we returned to the Castillo de Conception with resident peacocks, via the Spanish civil war museum and the viewpoint overlooking the city and the harbour before visiting the Roman theatre and associated museum. Then we went to the local market and had a coffee and hot chocolate before going to the Naval Museum. I might have already said but Spanish hot chocolate is very rich, it is as if they have actually just melted a dark chocolate bar in a mug, delicious. The naval museum had lots of models of old boats, mines and costumes and lots of info on submarines as Isaac Peral born in Cartegena is supposed to have been credited with inventing the submarine as we know it then lunch, a lovely Menu Del Dia of Ceasar salad, calamari and dauphinois potatoes then creme caramel. After lunch we walked around the marina along the old city walls then continued to follow the walks inland away from the wind. We were trying to access some of the other hills around Cartegena but they haven’t been touristified yet. In the photos you will see john in front of his next boat, the futuristic silver one!Read more

  • Day359

    Cartegena

    April 9 in Spain

    Well on Sunday afternoon after Silje collected Santos we decided we couldn’t cope with another week of wind in Almerimar so booked a hire car and accommodation, we are now in Cartagena which has a lot of Roman ruins a nice marina and some good food, today we took a stroll around town but I forgot the camera so photos and more information in tomorrow’s update. We are currently sitting on a sofa watching TV, CSI to be specific, in our apartment that overlooks the old Roman road.Read more

  • Day367

    Yacht Port Cartegena

    April 17 in Spain

    Yes we’re back but this time we brought the boat with us, we had a lovely crossing and stopped for lunch and a swim (25mins) in a small bay called Cala de la Salitrona just inside the large inlet that contains the Cartegena ports. There is a large commercial port on the outskirts, then a super yacht boat yard/builders, a fishing port and two yacht marinas then right inside is the Naval port including submarine pens. We are moored alongside a finger pontoon which is very comfortable but we better not get used to it as very rare in the Med. Once we had completed formalities we each had a long warm shower😀, then into town for tea and a little shopping ( milk and bananas). On the way back to the boat John noticed some large brass torpedoes inside a brightly lit door way so we stopped for a look in and the next thing we know loud music is playing and when we turned around everyone was stood still and or so we thought, looking at us ☹️ but as we walked a little further away we realised people were looking up and saw that the large Spanish flag was being lowered and therefore assumed the music to be the Spanish National Anthem, so we also stopped walking until the flag was brought down and music finished 🇪🇸. Photo 1 is scenery on the way, 3 is where we stopped for lunch, 2 is further in the inlet towards Cartegena and 4is the superyacht we photographed last time but they have now added two booms to the stylised masts.Read more

  • Day77

    Jour 38 journée compliquée!

    August 4, 2016 in Spain

    Là où il y a le plus de malentendus c'est sur les itinéraires! La personne qui décide du chemin à la responsabilité d'étudier l'itinéraire pour éviter les culs-de-sacs, les demi-tours, perdre du temps, faire des kms inutiles... On essaie de l'étudier ensemble avant de prendre la route mais nous n'avons pas toujours le temps, on ne va pas toujours dans le détail... Bref... C'est la vie... C'est jamais parfait, idéal, tout rose...

    Alors voilà, ce jour là nous n'étions pas d'accord sur le chemin à prendre, l'un (pas sûr de son choix) a laissé l'autre prendre la tête et nous nous sommes retrouvés pris comme des rats dans une culture de pêchiers barricadé comme une forteresse! On a fait tout le tour... Impossible de trouver un portail ouvert! Par "chance" au bout de 30 min à tourner dans l'enclot, nous sommes tombé sur un camion de livraison qui a appelé le gardien et nous a ouvert...
    Cette histoire a été suivie de 30 km de soupe à la grimace! 😕

    Suite à la réconciliation pour le petit-déjeuner, nous avons repris la route sous 40 degrés dans des collines arrides... Ce n'était que 20 km mais c'était difficile...
    Arrivés à la prohaine ville pour le déjeuner, le morale n'était pas au rendez vous entre l'épisode et l'épreuve de la matinée... Après avoir dépoussiéré et huilé les vélos, on décide de ne pas reprendre la route et faire une pause d'un jour complet! 😌
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  • Day24

    Cartagena, Spain

    August 26, 2017 in Spain

    From the pier, we went to the boarding point for the panoramic elevator that took us to the highest point in Cartagena. We then visited the Old Quarter with its beautiful Art Nouveau town houses built in the late 19th and 20th centuries. From here we went to the Roman Theatre. Believe it or not the site was discovered in 1988. We went to a wonderful museum that allowed us to see how the Theatre looked in Roman times. The highlight, however is when you enter the theatre itself and you experience the enormity of the site. With all the Roman ruins we have visited this ancient Theatre ranks high on the list.Read more

  • Day215

    Cartagena, Spain

    April 2 in Spain

    Today was Jackson’s day off that we thought was in on the 31st. Things did not go as planned again however because we were late arriving in Cartagena due to the very late sail in Civitavecchia. We made the most of the time we had however having an amazingly large lunch at the Cotton Grill American restaurant. I had chicken and bacon nachos that I was only able to eat maybe a 1/5 of. We then headed back towards the ship because we had seen some segways during our hunt for a restaurant but when we got there they were all gone. So we headed back to the ship for a movie before work and to continue to work on my nachos.Read more

  • Day237

    Cartagena, Spain

    April 24 in Spain

    After searching in port after port Jackson finally got some Indian food. Thanks to two other Junior Bar Stewards we got to King Kebab for some shawarmas. It was my second time having a shawarma and it was yummy. King Kebab also has really good wifi so we’re still sitting there doing updates on our phones. After this Jackson is picking up a shawarma to surprise his cabin mate with and then we’re headed back to the ship. Today is an early sail at 4:30 so I have to start at 4:00.Read more

  • Day4

    Cartagena, Spain

    September 24, 2016 in Spain

    What an interesting city, so much to see and so little time.
    Cartagena was apparently founded over 2000 years ago, and has a rich history. In particular Roman history, there are many archaeological sites dotted around the city. One of the most impressive is the Roman amphitheatre, which costs €6 to visit or as in my case €5 with the senior discount, lol.
    The amphitheatre is a very impressive structure, which has been restored to give you a real feeling of what it must have been like when in use all those years ago.
    After the amphitheatre, I had a gentle stroll through the town which is typically Spanish with many narrow streets complete with Juliet balconies and many bars and restaurants.
    I also came across a pleasant square with some interesting mangrove type trees.
    I came across a park at the back of the town, it turns out that it is an archaeological park, free to enter and has many Roman ruins, and a great view over the city. The park is still undergoing excavation and restoration, and when finished will show a Roman forum and baths.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cartagena, ካርታሔና, Cartachena, كارتاخينا, Горад Картахена, Картахена, Καρθαγένη, Kartaĥeno, کارتاگنا, Carthagène, Cartaxena, קרטחנה, XUF, カルタヘナ, კარტახენა, 카르타헤나, Carthago Nova, Kartachena, Kartahena, Картагина, कार्ताजिना, Cartagena i Spania, Kartagena, کارتیگانا, 30200, कार्टाजेना, Kartagjena, Картагена, 卡塔赫纳

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