A beautiful Spanish town: Cartagena

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Cartagena is a small city in southern Spain, on the Mediterranean coast (216,000 inhabitants). The city of Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginian Hasdrubal the Handsome in 227 BC. J.-C.
Cartagena, which was an important mining center (Pomb, silver, Zinc), today benefits from its naval and petrochemical industries and its agricultural activities (olive oil, vegetables, fruits, etc.).
Cartagena is famous for its historic center located on five hills, for its warm subtropical climate, for its Punic wall (a defensive construction built in the 3rd century BC), for its Roman theater , by its large naval museum, its « Holy Week », its carnival and its « International Jazz Festival ».

View from the castle ( Image source: flickr / Paul )
Naval Museum (The Seamanship Instruction Barracks, current headquarters of the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena) ( Image source: en.wikipedia / DraXus )
La Cortina Beach ( Image source: flickr / G Travels )
Sculpture of the Zulo, A statue of a giant naked man sitting in horror (This is a work by Victor Ochoa, created in tribute to the victims of terrorism) ( Image source: flickr / Biały )
Plaza San Sebastian (=Square) ( Image source: flickr / Robert Pittman )
Carnaval de Cartagena (2017) ( Image source: flickr / Carnaval.com Studios )
Peral submarine (the world’s first electric torpedo submarine, built by the Carthaginian Isaac Peral in 1888), exhibited near the port of Cartagena. ( Image source: fr.wikipedia / Marcin Floryan )

Image of title: Roman theater (built at the end of the 1st century BC) , source: flickr / Peter Lee




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