Punic Wall Tours

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Fans of distant history will relish in discovering Cartagena’s Punic wall, which dates back to the 3rd century BC. To explore its remains, head to the Punic Wall Interpretation Center, where you can not only see a portion of the salvaged structure (which is protected within the center) but also learn about its storied past.

The wall, of which 30 meters have been excavated, served as a city-surrounding defensive fortification built by the Carthaginians. The goal was to protect against Roman attack during the Second Punic War (though it ultimately failed). Apart from viewing the wall, you can also get up close to a later crypt, and learn more about it all via the center’s informative video and display boards. While the museum and archeological remains are rather small in size, the history is big, making it an intriguing visit for those keen to learn more about these ancient times.

Practical Info

The wall and interpretation center are located just a short walk from the main tourist center. Several bus lines stop in nearby Plaza Bastarreche. The Museum of Modern Art is situated just a few blocks away.
Location
Address: Calle San Diego, 25, Cartagena, Murcia 30202, Spain
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Hours: July 1st to Sept 15th: Mon-Sun, 10:00 a.m.-8 p.m. March 15th-June 30th: Tues-Sun, 10:00 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept 16th-Nov 1st: Tues-Sun, 10:00 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov 2nd-March 14th: Tues-Sun, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
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Admission: General: €3.50; reduced €2.50
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Cartagena Guided Walking Tour

Discover the unexpected charms and fascinating history of Cartagena, one of southern Spain’s lesser-known gems, during a 3-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s ancient history and founding as the city of Carthago Nova, an ancient settlement dating back to the Carthaginians in 228 BC, and see its historic amphitheater and Punic Wall. Then jump a few centuries forward to the medieval era during a visit to La Concepción Castle before finishing your day in the present by exploring Cartagena’s modernist architecture in the city center.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Historical Roman Walking Tour of Cartagena

If you’re a history buff looking to delve deeper into Cartagena’s Roman past, then this private 4-hour walking tour is for you. With a personal guide, you’ll visit Cartagena highlights such as the Roman Theatre; the Punic Wall, which dates back to 3 B.C.; and Calle Mayor, the main street home to Plaza de Ayuntamiento and casino de Cartagena.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Murcia Full Day Private Tour from Cartegena

Discover the best of Murcia and take in top city attractions with ease on this private full-day tour from Cartagena. Follow a private guide through Murcia’s historic streets and admire famous landmarks including the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia, the 19th-century Real Casino de Murcia and the Romeo Theater. Along the way, marvel at historic Roman archaeology at the Punic wall of Cartagena, soak up the atmosphere along the bustling Calle Mayor and admire fine sea views from the pier at Cartagena.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Shore Excursion Cartagena and La Manga Tour

If you’re docked at Cartagena, explore the surrounding areas on this 5-hour private shore excursion. Learn about the history of the area as you explore the Punic Walls and the take in the views from the Conception Castle. Drive to the “La Manga”—the portion of land that juts into the Mediterranean—and visit the Cabo de Palos Lighthouse for panoramic views of the sea.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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