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The Roman site itself is fascinating, not at all commercialised, more like an ongoing project. However the whole site is fenced and gated and normally closed. Visits must be organised through the San Roque Tourist Office.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. What a hidden gem!!! The tour included discussion in English (and Spanish) from 700BC through early AD and the 1800s farmhouse through a WWII “just in case” bunker! Rather overwhelming when you consider how long we each exist on...More
Visited this on a whim on the last day of our holiday (staying near Jimena). Being a Saturday the whole San Roque area was deadly quiet and therefore so easy to drive to Carteia. Historically it's a very significant site in Punic, Roman and Visigothic...More
If you are interested in historical sites, this one is a must. It's free, there's a very professional and knowledgable guide and it's easy to get there. Max. 2 hours visit. The tour is devided into 3 parts so you can visit only a certain...More
Last Friday we enjoyed our visit to the Roman Ruins at Carteia.
Our Guide Alba was very professional and extremely knowledgeable, not only about the site but the history of the Mediterranean area. It was a pleasure to hear her opinions and observations.
If you are into Roman or Phonecian ruins then this site is a must.
Because of its location, you have to have a guide - but that really improves the experience. We underestimated time and only had an hour to visit - you really need...More
Well worth a visit if you're into this sort of thing. It's a tragedy that the skyline and environment are dominated by the modern world.
If you want a more complete picture of the site, you have to visit the museum in the town of...More
We have visited this area for 10 years and never knew it existed!
Free entry and guide speaking both Spanish and English.Comprehensive tour which mapped out the settlement.
Added bonus was tour of German Gunpost which went deep into the hill.
Unfortunately no coffee shop...More
Ancient history has never been something that has captured my interest much before, however this site was a very pleasant surprise and I would recommend it to others.
We missed the start of the tour, arriving 10mins after it started, so we had to wait...More