Cartagena that hidden gem, full of history and architecture but yet modern and busy. Cartagena is located in the Murcia region of Spain, it is positioned between the Mediterranean sea and the Mar Menor. Many cruse ships come to Cartagena and I can see why.
The sun was shining Jake and I were both of work we had no plans made so we decided to take a trip to Cartagena for some sightseeing, lunch and of course a spot of shopping. I really didn’t know what to expect from Cartagena as it has been many years since I had been there, so couldn’t really remember what it was like.
When we arrived to Cartagena Jake and I had no idea where we were, we ended up half way up a mountain somewhere with no internet connection or phone signal to tell us where to go next. We thought we were on our way to the Roman theatre, but instead we were just hiking up a mountain to a pretty view.
Once we finally got down the mountain we saw many people parking and walking up … another mountain so we thought we would join in. Once we reached the top you could see the whole of Cartagena it was breathtaking. It also has a park and a castle up there too so it really is worth the hike. If you can’t walk there is a lift you can take.
From the top of the mountain we could see the roman theatre and thought it was only a short walk as it looked so close …. We couldn’t have been more wrong. We arrived to the outside of the roman theatre that was actually not the front it was the back and obviously they wouldn’t let us enter from the back. Jake asked for directions to the front and it lead us out to the town square where we could then enter through the museum that showed so much Roman history. Tickets to enter cost six euro each.
After that adventurous morning, we continued our trip by exploring the streets and of course I stumbled upon a Sephora … That is never good for the bank balance. While I was in Sephora Jake got a call from my parents to say they’ve seen us having such a good time in Cartagena they thought they would join for lunch and were waiting for us at the port.
The four of us enjoyed typical Spanish tapas in the beautiful sunshine and watered it down with a sangria.
It completely amazed me how much Roman history Cartagena has it is a little city full of so much character and charm. Through every narrow street, every cobble stone path it just oozes with history. Cartagena has so many monuments through the city regarding the Romans. If you are a history fanatic like Jake is, then you really need to take a trip to Cartagena to see the raw Roman history for yourself.
Sometimes you just don’t realize what, is right on your door step. Cartagena is only twenty minutes away from our home and it’s like going to another world.
always remember to sparkle,
oh so Megan Murray x