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Address: Parque Torres Monte de la Concepcion, Cartagena, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 968 50 00 93
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This museum gives a wonderful view of the port and explains the history of...

This museum gives a wonderful view of the port and explains the history of Cartagena founded in 229 BC by Hanibal as New Carthage

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Small keep with great views of the port and city

There is a small park surrounding the keep with views around the city and boards pointing out interesting buildings, there are a few peacocks roaming around as well. You have to... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great summary of the history of Cartagena. (We recommend buying the combined ticket if you plan to visit a number of the sites in the old city.) The information is provided in different formats so you don't get bored - also the written detail is pocket-sized so you are happy to read it all! The views from the castle are... More 

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United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is a small park surrounding the keep with views around the city and boards pointing out interesting buildings, there are a few peacocks roaming around as well. You have to pay to enter the keep but within it are displays and video showing its history and the various cultures that have fought over it through the centuries. Away from... More 

3 Thank KCCMM
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Easy walk uphill (or take lift behind the hill). View films with English subtitles. Interesting displays.

Thank Elga K
Los Angeles, CA
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113 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The view from up here is incredible. You can see most of Cartagena as well as the sea. Climbing up the hill to get to it is also part of the fun. I would recommend doing this on a clear day if you want a great view.

1 Thank IceNineJon
London, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Been to Cartagena in December before and it's been sunny & warm both times From Cruise ship take No 8 bus (always check with conductor first) to glass lift, or QUICKER and easier take taxi from taxi rank on prom to castle, we got charged just 6 euro and he would have waited and returned for just 12 Europe

Thank bobbypiggins
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The castle is old like much of Spain. The artifact that are shown are reproductions. Not impressive. The suite of arm noted, reproduction. This is a place that was used for an air raid sheet during the Spain's revolution. From the castle you can see the five hills and osean where a number of sail boats were racing. There are... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were pleased we walked up the hill to the " Castle ".The views of the Roman remains were good enough not to have to pay the entrance fee. The view from the top over the city were pleasant enough.Inside we enjoyed the slide shows depicting the history of Cartagena and surrounding area..Do not go with high expectation of battlements... More 

1 Thank chang33
Lewdown, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, buy your ticket for multiple museums, go up the glass lift into the palace Fantastic views over all of Cartagena and out to sea.

Thank BobSue3
Iroquois, Canada
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156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Conception Castle or Castillo dela conception is a 13th century castle built on the remains of a Muslim fortress. It was a defense building, not a castle where kings and queens resided.The 17th century component of the castle reflect the medieval period. There are no furnishings but some videos some of which are relevant to the building. There were also... More 

1 Thank Brenda K
Oxford, England
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402 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

You can take a taxi up to a viewpoint and the castle. There is then a slope to walk up to the castle. If you take the lift up there are another couple of slopes to negotiate before getting to the castle. The castle has a lift and stair lift. From the castle and the top of the tower there... More 

1 Thank Amanda W

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