Cartagena tourist information.
Cartagena has established as a major cruise ship destination in the Mediterranean and an emerging cultural focus. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and one of Spain’s most historically fascinating places, a naturally deep and sheltered port surrounded by five hills, Cartagena has over 12 museums, 10 buildings of interest, 4 noteworthy churches and a whole host of monuments not to mention the archaeological sites. All the civilizations and cultures that ruled the coastal city have left their mark on its artistic heritage. The confluence of civilizations as well as its strategic harbour, together the rise of the local mining industry is manifested by a unique artistic heritage, with a number of landmarks such as the Roman Theatre, the second largest of the Iberian Peninsula after the one in Mérida, an abundance of Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine and Moorish remains, and a plethora of Art Nouveau buildings.