Cartagena Concepcion Castle
Concepcion Castle Cartagena this is an Iconic hilltop castle from the Middle Ages, with city views, a history centre & a panoramic lift to the top
Located in: Parque Torres
Address: Parque Torres, 30202 Cartagena, Murcia
Hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm
Castillo de la Concepción, Iconic hilltop castle, in Cartagena
The Castillo de la Concepción is the best starting point to get to know the city of Cartagena and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history.
Punic Cartagena founded around 229 BC by General Asdrúbal; the natural wealth that years later attracted the Romans, making it one of the most important colonies in Hispania.
1245 Concepcion Castle
The taking by the Arabs and the conquest for Castile by what would become King Alfonso X in 1245.
The military splendor of the 18th century when it became the Maritime Department of the Mediterranean; and the 19th century, when Cartagena lived through one of its splendor times thanks to industrialization and the important traffic of its port.
Chosen setting for this journey is through history is the Castillo de la Concepción.
Located on the hill of the same name, it has served as an enclave for a Roman temple dedicated to Aesculapius, a Muslim citadel, a medieval castle or to install the siren that warned the population of the bombings in the Civil War.
In addition, from the fortress you get the best view of the city and its natural port.
Everything within reach thanks to the Panoramic Elevator that saves the height of the hill.
Cartagena is a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of southeast Spain.
Founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C., the city boomed during the Roman period.
Among its many Roman ruins are a 1st-century B.C. theater and Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics.
The Muralla Púnica (Punic Wall) interpretation center houses the remains of a 3rd-century B.C. defensive wall.
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