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