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The holidays and cruises increased by 20 percent in September tourists (05/10/2015)

Good recorded by Port of Cultures after the summer, results show a growth in visitors from eight percent so far this year.

Monday some centers have been opened to welcome the nearly three thousand cruise Celebrity Equinox and the Puente de la Hispanidad have organized special activities

The summer season has ended with good results in the museums of Cartagena Port of Cultures, with data that show an increase of visitors so far this year, 8% over the same period last year as well as a September that registered an above-average annual increase, reaching a 20% rise in visitors.

This is due, first, to cruises, today has docked in the port of Cartagena, where he will be until 5 pm, the Celebrity Equinox, with 2,850 passengers on board, and secondly, to parties Carthaginians and Romans that annually attract more tourists, given the great appeal of this event for national and international visitors.

Likewise, the open day held last September 25 put the number at more than 5000 people, who had the opportunity to visit throughout the day, the various museums and sites of the city.

In addition, special activities during these months have led tourists they had multiple options when making their visits, both targeted for family audiences and the rest of profiles in their day and night version.

Museums that more increase visits have been registered in the first place, the District of the Roman Forum, with an annual total of 18% increase, becoming more known and appreciated among tourists coming to the city, and also the Roman Theatre, continuing its rise by 11%, followed by the Castillo de la Concepción, with the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci has been increased its visits by 8%.


On Monday October 12 the Pilar festival is celebrated and with it, the Puente de la Hispanidad, which has taken Cartagena Port of Cultures to organize a series of activities and special routes in tourist centers of interpretation.

These activities include:

Citizens of an Empire.

Guided tour.

Visit the large Roman theater, stroll through Roman roads and enjoy the Spa facilities and ending with everyday life accompanied by a patrician in the House of Fortune.

Travel: Teatro Romano, the Roman Forum and Neighborhood House of Fortune.

Days: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October.

Hours: 11:30 am.

Departure from the Roman Theatre.

Price: single 13 euros, reduced 10 euros, 6.5 euros CPC Club.

Treasury Mercedes.

Guided tour.

An exciting path in which we discover the treasure of Ntra. Sra. De las Mercedes.

We also visit the maritime history of the port city, its fortresses and defensive systems.

Route: Tourist Boat, Fort Christmas, National Museum of Underwater Archaeology ARQUA.

Days: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October.

Time: 11:00 h.

Departure from Puerto Real Scale.

Price: single 12 euros, reduced 9 euros, 6 euros CPC Club.

Asclepius, 2000 years of a hill.

Guided tour.

A tour of the most important medieval hill town crowned by the Castle, bordered by the medieval Church to discover the Roman Theatre.

Route: Panoramic Lift, Castillo de la Concepción and Roman Theatre Museum.

Days: Monday 12 October.

Time: 12.00 pm.

Departure from the panoramic elevator.

Price: single 10 euros, reduced 8 euros.

Club CPC 5 euros.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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