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From Roman heritage to a gorgeous city centre with marble streets and art nouveau buildings, modernist architecture, wonderful gastronomy, and sights not seen in Andalusia, Barcelona, or the rest of Spain, Cartagena is a must-see. It is a city rich in history, with several archaeological sites and ancient structures, ranging from ancient Roman and Carthaginian ruins, as well as the seaside beauty and bustle of a typical port city. Here, you'll also find fantastic boutiques, a thrilling elevator ride to the top of the Castillo, boat trips, and plenty of other fun things.

Pre-book your Cartagena car hire with Enjoy Travel to ensure a smooth journey. You’ll find prices for car hire in Cartagena starting from just €30 per day for an economy car like an Opel Corsa or similar. A compact car such as a Seat Leon costs an average of €31 per day.

Guide of Cartagena


As an important naval base in the region of Murcia, Cartagena is situated on the Mediterranean coast of southern Iberia.

Climate in Cartagena

The climate in Cartagena is hot and semi-arid because of its proximity to the ocean. The best months to visit are March, April, and November, when the average temperature is between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F).


Cartagena's cultural heritage is a snapshot of almost three millennia of Spanish history since it has been home to most of the major Mediterranean Empires that have occupied the Iberian Peninsula at some point.

Things To Do in Cartagena

Explore the Roman Theatre Museum

The 2000-year-old Roman Theatre Museum, built between the 1st and 5th centuries BC, should be at the top of your itinerary as you explore around the Old Town. Architect Rafael Moneo carried out thorough restoration work here following the destruction of the 19th century Palacio de la Condesa de Peralto in 1988. Today, it is one of the city's major attractions and a must-see for anybody interested in Spanish history and archaeology. The theatre, which has a seating capacity of 6000 people and a stage that is more than 43 metres long, will astound you. There are various permanent and temporary exhibits, archives, and libraries in the museum. The museum's features include a Jupiter altar, an Apollo figure, and Islamic pottery. A visit to the Roman Theatre is included in a guided tour of the museum.

Visit ARQUA, the Marine Archaeology Museum

Cartagena is one of Spain's most important naval ports and was at the heart of a trading route that connected Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. ARQUA, the National Centre for Marine Archaeology, is a rich mine of marine history and underwater life that attracts crowds. Located in a contemporary, specifically constructed structure, the museum houses Phoenician boats, Roman wrecks, and the wreckage of a frigate that sank in the early nineteenth century with tonnes of gold and silver coins.

Climb the Castillo de la Concepción

For a breathtaking panoramic perspective of Cartagena, visit the Castillo de la Concepción, which is located on a hill in the city centre. You may choose to hike upwards or, if you are exhausted after a busy day of touring, take the elevator to the viewpoint. Beautiful peacocks prance about the castle grounds while you take in the stunning views of the Roman Theatre and the Mediterranean. A ten-minute video in Spanish and English is shown on audio screens within the property, depicting Cartagena's history.

Eating Out in Cartagena

There are various possibilities for a delicious eating experience in Cartagena. We've compiled a list of some of our favourites. La Marquesita is a family-run restaurant where you can taste contemporary food with creative touches. The colourful deck with plants adds to the atmosphere. Enjoy house specialities such as fish and beef fillet. El Barrio De San Roque is a sophisticated restaurant that provides traditional Spanish and good European cuisine. Lunchtime is the greatest time to go. Magoga has an open kitchen and is quite affordable. Their primary seafood and meat dishes are unquestionably superior to normal Cartagena fare.



Cartagena is serviced by Murcia San Javier Airport (MJV), which is approximately 15.1 miles away.

Getting Around Cartagena

Cartagena has excellent public transit. Several intercity bus lines connect it to Spanish towns like Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, as well as international bus lines to Ukraine and Portugal. The bus station is around 4.6 kilometres from the city centre. Interbus Murcia provides an hourly bus service from Murcia to Cartagena. Taxis are also widely available to go to regions near the waterfront. There is also a four-times-daily direct train from Murcia to Cartagena. Many visitors also opt to explore Cartagena at their own leisure and have access to the most remote parts of a place by hiring a car. Many car hire agencies may be found in the city centre. Taxis are also widely available.

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FAQs about car hire in Cartagena

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Cartagena

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Cartagena is just €35.
Prices for Cartagena car hire start from just €29 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Cartagena you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Cartagena car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Cartagena would be an economy car like an Opel Corsa or similar.
Enterprise and Centauro are the most popular car hire companies in Cartagena.
The driving distance from Cartagena and Madrid is about 452 kilometers.
The average price of a litre of fuel in Cartagena can vary between €1.58 and €1.47.
The most economic options among small cars in Cartagena have rates of €195.62 for a week, which is about €27.86 per day.
The most economic car hire options in Cartagena for an entire month start at €837.11, or €27.28 per day.
The best part of the year to visit Cartagena is from late May to early October (based on average temperatures).
Teatro Romano de Cartagena is the best spot to begin exploring Cartagena.

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