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Cartagena

Endless experiences are waiting for you when you choose your holiday rentals in Spain in Cartagena. Book your next self-catering holiday in one of the most desired destinations in the Mediterranean. There are a whole host of activities for you to enjoy in Cartagena. Visit the impressive Roman Amphitheatre, the National Museum of Archaeology, the incredible Punic Wall or the Naval Museum of Cartagena, where the first military submarine in history is located, designed by Isaac Peral. When you choose your self-catering accommodation in Murcia by NOVASOL, you will be able to explore some of the region’s best attractions and sights at your own pace.

What to see in Cartagena

Cartagena has been a very important enclave in the history of Spain. You can see this historical evolution of the city in the Roman Theatre Museum. Characterised by its impressive walls, numerous artillery batteries, its beautiful gardens and historic buildings, this remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Some of these buildings can be seen in the historic centre of the city. Among the highlights of the old centre of the city are the Town Hall and the Casino.

When you choose to spend your holiday in one of our range of holiday rentals in Spain in Cartagena we would suggest that you not miss out on a visit to the Castillo de la Concepción hill to enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the bay. You can either walk up to the top or you can take the lift to the summit of this symbolic fortification. You can end your day in Cartagena admiring the sunset from one of the most privileged viewpoint in the city. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the magical scenery.

Why choose a holiday rental in Cartagena with NOVASOL?

We think that you will find that all of our Spain holiday villas are well-equipped with all the amenities you could need. You can use search criteria on our website which will help you to narrow down the options and find the holiday home that is right for you. If you are unsure, then you can always call our customer service team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. With NOVASOL holiday homes you will even have the option to travel with your beloved pet when you choose from our range of pet-friendly holiday accommodation.

A perfect day in Cartagena

You can start your day in Cala Cortina, one of the best beaches in the region of Murcia, continue by visiting the aforementioned National Museum of Underwater Archeology and then arrive at the Torres Park. This site, despite what its name indicates, is much more than a park. This is where both the Castillo de la Concepción and the Mirador de Cartagena and the symbolic Roman Amphitheater are located. In addition, it also stands out for hosting the annual "La Mar de Músicas" festival, known nationally and internationally.

As previously mentioned you can take the opportunity to climb the castle and then head towards the Punic Wall of Cartagena, an archaeological site from the 3rd century BC. After taking a break, in which we suggest taking the opportunity to try some of the delicious Murcian tapas and other tasty Spanish cuisine, you can continue your day by visiting the Palacio de Aguirre, an authentic modernist jewel in Cartagena. This route ends with a visit to the Cathedral of Cartagena. It is currently in ruins as a result of the Spanish Civil War. Here you can learn much of the national history.

Main events in Cartagena

Cartagena is very popular for its great festivities. The Holy Week processions with their elaborate decoration and magical atmosphere are particularly popular. If you happen to be staying in your chosen Murcia accommodation in the month of September, then you will have the chance to witness the Carthaginians and Romans festival that take place here annually. This event attracts people from anywhere in Spain. The "La Mar de Músicas" festival, which is celebrated in the month of July and which currently enjoys great prestige, is also well worth a visit.

What to eat in Cartagena

The gastronomy of Cartagena is characterized by delicious seafood and fresh produce from the earth. We think that you’ll find that there is something for just about every taste! Some of the most traditional recipes from Cartagena are salted fish, different types of fish coated in salt; the michirones, white beans made with chorizo, ham, bacon, potato and some spice that are usually eaten as a tapa; or a kind of dumpling stuffed with morcón chorizo. You can accompany these delicious dishes with some of the wines of the land or one of the most traditional drinks in Cartagena, the Asian coffee, which is prepared with condensed milk, brandy and liquor 43.

Enjoy these experiences by booking your Spain holiday rental in Cartagena at the best price guaranteed, or if you wish. Alternatively, you can also browse and choose from our wide range of carefully selected holiday homes in areas across Spain.