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Conception Castle

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The Conception Castle is the best starting point to discover the city and acquire an overview of its 3,000 years of history. Located on the hill of the same name, it has served as the enclave to a Roman temple dedicated to Asclepius, a Muslim...more
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Calle Escipion 34 | Parque Torres, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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All reviews panoramic lift surrounding area roman theatre peacocks roaming walk up glass lift highest point historical information fantastic views bull ring euro ticket walked down entire city cruise port street level combined ticket pleasant walk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all honesty this is an interesting place that is much more than it looks from its modern looking exterior. There is real history here and so tastefully displayed. WARNING - there are lots of steps BUT there are wheelchair accessible alternatives - sadly the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jim m
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place. Unfortunately most of the history lesson is in Spanish. So you miss a lot but well worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank UnlimitedCatSailing
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you for your opinion UnlimitedCatSailing. The Concepción Castle has all the information (videos, panels...) in Spanish and English.

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Much effort has gone into making this exhibit accessible and interesting. They have signs in English explaining the history and a great video of the past. Great views of the surrounding area too. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharonbader
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Sharonbader, thank you so much

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

A great walk up past the romantic theatre to the castle grounds, both free to explore, worth the extra 4 euros to explore the castle and it's history though with stunning views from the top over Cartagena. We departed down the lift into the street,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teepeeDerbyshire
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This is a fortification on a hill. There is not much exposure that appears to be a castle or fortification. However, it does provide a good view out over the city and is a high point for the immediate area. There are signs pointing out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimTVictoria_Canada
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This castle is a nice climb from the car park. There is the option to go up by lift but the climb is actually quite gentle. To be honest there isn't much left of the castle - just a central tower and a few walls....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed October 24, 2018

From the park you can see all of Cartagena and the surrounding area. The size of taxi, minivan or coach determines how far you may have to walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed October 9, 2018

It is a still, nice visit with a very good view of all Cartagena region, reaching docks, port and mountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gljamil
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Visiting the castle is a great way to see the whole city from on high and get your bearings. The mixture of old and new in the restoration works well. The exhibition of the history is in English and Spanish and very interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jicnivad
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We really enjoyed going inside and seeing the artifacts, as well as climbing to the top and enjoying the fantastic views

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 9, 2016|
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Response from cheffy48 | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is about 10 minutes walk and then there is a lift from the street up to a stage where there still is a bit of uphill walking to the very top. My Wife has COPD and we walked into the Town centre on fairly flat... More
August 26, 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the end of this month, 31st August :)