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Hotels in Cartagena
With a legacy that rivals many of the world's most historic cities, Cartagena in the Murcia region of Spain defines the phrase ‘gem of the Mediterranean'. Stunning architecture adorns every street, along with a variety of local flora and fauna which are typical to the area. The town's cosmopolitan influences and stunning weather mean that it's a truly exciting and dynamic place to visit at any time of year, but particularly during one of its famous festivals.
History around every corner
Cartagena's status as one of Spain's most important naval ports should come as a surprise to no-one. Geographically, it is ideally positioned to defend the Spanish interest in the Mediterranean, and this is confirmed by the town's frequent change of ownership through the years – it has been conquered by everyone from the Caliphate of Cordova to King Alfonso X of Castile.
These myriad influences are felt across the town, most visibly in the incredible variety of buildings and architectural styles on display. Byzantine, Moorish, Baroque and Neo-classical examples are waiting to be discovered, but the jewel in the crown has to be the Roman Theatre. Built between 5 and 1 BC, this recently restored amphitheatre harks back to a time when Cartagena was first establishing itself as a major player in south-west Europe. If you get the chance, take a stroll around and absorb the ambience of this awe-inspiring historical structure.
Fun in the sun
With so much history to explore and get lost in, you may forget that Cartagena also has a great sense of fun. The Manga del Mar Menor beach, while technically not part of the city, is very close and offers crystal clear blue sea for sailing and windsurfing, as well as spectacular sunsets in the evening.
The city really comes alive, however, during the two main festival periods. The Carthaginians and Romans festival, for example, celebrates the city's history with a parade, while the Holy Week festivities are a sight to behold.
Food and Accommodation
Being a Mediterranean coastal town ensures that Cartagena offers some of the best food in the whole of Spain. La Catedral is one of the many fantastic restaurants in the town, providing an intimate setting and a variety of delicious, local dishes.
Accommodation options are varied, with the modern Hotel Los Habaneros known for its friendly, attentive staff. The Hotel Cartagonova, meanwhile, is in a prime location near the shopping district.
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