The Port of Cultures: Cartagena holiday rentals
Cartagena, situated south of the Costa Blanca, is significantly quieter than its holiday-resort counterparts in Alicante and Benidorm however is equally, if not more beautiful and historically rich. Therefore, renting Cartagena holiday homes offers you numerous opportunities to explore the region. The city – also nicknamed “the port of cultures” - which was once a large part of the Roman Empire retains much of its history and culture today in its architecture and protected archaeological sites.
Cartagena & the Costa Calida
Visit the Roman Theatre of Cathargo Nova, built between 5 and 1BC and the remains of Cartagena Cathedral - the cathedral was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War. Stroll down the Calle Mayor and the surrounding pathways to see the 20th Century Art Nouveau architecture amongst the buildings in the town centre including the City Hall, the Grand Hotel and the Casino. The city also hosts 12 museums. If you're looking for some relaxation, stay in Cartagena accommodation near the beach – the coastline (the Costa Calida) includes part of La Manga del Mar Menor: popular picks include Playa de Calblanque and Los Nietos. The city boasts a number of cultural events throughout the year, with one of the largest being “La Mar de Musicas” (Sea of Music), a folk music festival that focuses on a specific country each year.
If you are interested in visiting the surrounding areas of Cartagena, head to the city of Murcia: highlights include the Cathedral, baroque buildings and famous Spanish dishes.