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The Roman Theater of Cartagena expands its schedule of visits in August (10/08/2018)

The Museum of the Roman Theater of Cartagena extends its opening days on the bridge of August, Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 of the Virgin of the Assumption, with hours from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In addition, it will also open its doors on Monday, August 20, so that the two central weeks of the month the museum will remain open every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. .

The museum tour starts at the Museum, whose entrance is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, in front of the Consistorial Palace, and is a journey through time through its exhibition rooms that culminates with the unexpected appearance of the imposing grandstand of the Roman Theater.

You can also visit the temporary exhibition that commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Roman Theater Museum.

The exhibition brings to the visitor what the discovery of the Roman Theater meant in one of the most depressed neighborhoods of the city, almost thirty years ago.

It also narrates the integral recovery, a long and complex process, as well as the ten years since its inauguration on July 11, 2008.

The exhibition is divided into four thematic blocks: the recovery process of the monument, starting from the evolution of the archaeological works, following the parameters of the restoration and the execution of the integral project, work of the architect Rafael Moneo, and ending with the evolution of the Museum after its inauguration.

The trip is made through photographs, some from the Museum's Photo Archive, and others from photographers like Díaz Burgos or José Albaladejo, as well as texts in Spanish and English,

In addition, the museum center also exhibits the exhibition 'The beat of the Stones', which brings together in more than twenty photographs and an audiovisual of Néstor Giuliodoro and Isabel Martínez.

The images bring visitors to the ancient world through works from different museums and cities of the Western Mediterranean, but it is also a work encouraged by the passion to find a link between these works of art, some of them contemporary and the texts of classic authors of different schools of philosophical thought of the western culture.

The Museum and the Theater of Cartagena have become an important cultural and touristic reference of the Region, as much for its number of visitors, since its opening on July 11, 2008 it has been visited by more than 1,630,000 people, as well as by the different recognitions at national and European level.


The Teatro Romano Museum also implements its activity this week with a number of routes and thematic visits in collaboration with Cartagena Puerto de Culturas, so that each day a route or a family activity can be carried out.

On Tuesday and Sunday there is a 'virtual visit to the Roman Theater of Cartagena: new experiences'.

A guided tour to the Museum of the Roman Theater of Cartagena with virtual reality that allows you to immerse yourself, through virtual glasses, in the old building.

You can visualize the theater in 360 degrees, just as it was in its time, fly over it or see a small pampering of the time.

The virtual tour begins at 11:30 am from the Roman Theater Museum.

On Wednesday the family activity 'Theatrum: spend a theater morning' is offered.

The participants will be able to know the Roman society through the theater, its religion and politics, how the great buildings of spectacles were in the Roman Empire;

the types of works that were represented or the people who acted in them.

The activity and visit to the Museum and Roman Theater of Cartagena, will be at 18:30 hours.

On Thursday the guided tour is 'Citizens of an Empire' begins at the Museo del Teatro Romano at 11:00 am, and will continue through the Barrio del Foro Romano and the Roman house of La Fortuna.

For its part for Friday, the visit is offered 'Bread and circus: gladiators, hot springs and theaters'.

The route begins at the Punic Wall, at 11:30 am, and with a visit to the Gladiators exhibition to then continue with the thermal baths and the theater with a great show building of antiquity.

On Saturday, Puerto de Culturas schedules the dramatized route 'Hermes and Máximo estrellas del espectáculo', which begins at the Museo Teatro Romano at 11:30 am.

Hermes and Máximo will accompany from the theater, through temples and walls to reach the exciting battle for freedom, with a journey from the Roman theater to the Augusteum and the Punic Wall.

In addition, on Saturday, August 18 at night you can make the nightly theatrical visit 'Aulaeum, below the curtain', at 9:00 p.m.

The great Roman architect Vitruvius will offer his vision of the theater with him will enjoy a night visit to the most emblematic work promoted by Augusto in the old Carthago Nova.

The end of the trip culminates with the unexpected appearance of the imposing grandstand of the Roman Theater in the light of the moon, there the encounter with the classical theater of the hand of Plautus.

For guided tours with prior reservation you can inform on 968 50 00 93 or on Museum information 968 50 48 02.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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