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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Escipion 34 | Parque Torres, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gljamil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jicnivad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the lift to go up to the viewing platform. We then saw an offer for 12€ we could have the lift, the castle and two other attractions. 9€ for the over 65’s. The views from the castle were amazing. Plenty of panels...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a stop by if you have time, great views over looking the harbour and surrounding area, didn't go in to the castle but it's there if you want it.

Thank Fonseca-Denning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the elevator up, stop to see the remnants of the Roman coliseum (later a bullring), walk through Torres park. Stop at the scenic overlook for spectacular views of the Roman amphitheater ruins, the harbor and the old town. Next, climb up and visit the...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This is a ruined fortress that once formed part of the city defenses, situated above the old Town. The castle is set in the beautiful Torres Park. It is also a great viewpoint from which to look over the city & across the harbour.

Thank Biddy50
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Visited the Castle of Conception during this year holidays. Beautiful views on the whole city and neighbouring amphitheatre from the top of the castle. Excellent video presentations inside the explaining the history of the city from the beginning. You can get there by climbing stairs...More

Thank adamgoralczyk
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you very much adamgoralczyk

Reviewed August 20, 2018

We bought a multi entry ticket that included the Roman Museum, forum and conception castle. This allows you to use the 40m outside lift (well worth it). You really get a great feel for the geography of Cartagena from the top of the Castle. There...More

Thank Conrad B
Cartagena P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Conception Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you very much for your opinion.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great view point leading to even better views from around the castle and within its grounds. We came by train for a day trip. From the station we followed the strangely named American streets to the lift. Las Americas from Plaza Mexico, Los Angeles, etc....More

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February 9, 2016|
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Response from Chris G | 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 :)