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Citytrip

Cartagena

In love with Cartagena

Cartagena, a beautiful port city located in the region of Murcia is definitely worth a visit. And the reason therefore is that this city has it all!
Cartagena collageWe’ve spent the night in the NH hotel which was located on a triple A location. 
All the city highlights were reachable in a few minutes walk.
Cartagena for Travel TreeCartagena’s famous harbor was located near the hotel and was easily accessible via the wide promenade with numerous restaurants, which ran along the water. In the water we discovered a surprising piece of art… Really beautiful that large whale tail!
Cartagena harbor

Marie roofCartagena has it all

Furthermore, this city was filled with historical sites and picturesque streets where you can wander. For those who love shopping will get very excited in Cartagena! The shopping street, which was located in the historical city center, includes numerous shops and famous Spanish retailers. Good news is that the prices are almost 30% lower than in Belgium and The Netherlands which is a huge plus ;-)
Cartagena Spain for Travel Tree

No spain without tapas

Spain without tapas is like a pub with no beer! Who wants to enjoy Spains culinary traditions traditional should certainly try “La Tartana”. Some delicious tomatoes (nowhere as good as in Spain) sprinkled with olive oil, jamon iberico, tempura vegetables and a glass of red wine ... what else do we need? Right, nothing else to enjoy a perfect summer evening on a fantastic, cozy terrace. And again we can bring you some good news because the prices in the restaurants are considerably lower than what we are used to in Belgium. For three extensive tapas plates and four glasses of red wine (2 people) we only paid 46 euros. So luckily we did not have to reanimate our wallet ;-)
Tapas @ La Tartana tapas CartagenaIf you want to exchange the city for the beach for a while you can! After a short drive by car or by train you can relax all day on the beautiful beach of Los Nietos. There is a parking lot nearby the beach where you can easily park your car.
If you want to combine your beach visit with culinary treat you should definitely pay a visit to “La Cala”. The location of this restaurant is really unique, and so is the food, delicious! Before or after sunbathing, you can enjoy an excellent lunch or dinner with a magnificent view.
Cartagena  Le CalaLunch at La CalaInge Moerenhout  We continued our journey from Cartagena towards the beautiful Mar Menor.
More about this destination will be revealed in one of the following articles, stay tuned ;-)
ingeMoerenhout on rooftop Cartagena